Silento Biography

Silento

Quick Facts About Silento

Celebrated Name Silento
Age 23 Years
Nick Name Silento or Prince Silento
Birth Name Richard Lamar Hawk
Birth Date 1998-01-22
Gender Male
Profession Rapper
Place Of Birth Stone Mountain, Georgia
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-African
Race Black
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Christian
High School Redan High School
Awards Soul Train Music Award
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend Might Have Girlfriend
Net Worth $6 Million
Source of Wealth Music Industry
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 59 KG
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Chest Size 38 in
Waist Size 31 in
Arms/Biceps 13 in
Body Type Slim

Richard Lamar Hawk famed as Silento or Prince Silento is a famous American Rapper as well as a Singer. He got involved in music when he was in eighth grade. Before his fame, he used to perform at birthday parties, school and local events to get more exposure. He released his debut single, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) in the year 2015. After a year in 2016, he released another song "Get Em". On the 25th June 2015 episode, Silento made his TV show debut on the popular talk show, "Good Morning America". He then released a project titled "Fresh Outta High School" in August 2018 after some delay. He later released Fresh Outta High School Part 2 on 29th November 2018. On 1st February 2020, Silento was arrested by The DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia for the murder of his cousin, Frederick Rooks. 

Rapper, Silento charged with murder over cousin's shooting in Georgia

Recently, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) rapper charged with murder over cousin's shooting in Georgia. He was arrested by officers from the DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia on Monday and placed in custody. It comes following the death of Frederick Rooks, 34, who was found with gunshot wounds on 21 January. In a statement posted on Twitter on Monday, DeKalb County police said: "Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34." On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks' death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper previously reported that police responded to a call of shots fired at about 3.30 am on 21 January in the community of Panthersville in DeKalb County. 

Silento charged with murder over cousin's shooting in Georgia

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Famous For

  • Being a rapper and singer.
  • For the popularity of his debut single Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), which managed to climb to the 3rd spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. 

What is the Real Name of Silento?

Rapper Silento was born with the birth name/real name of Richard Lamar Hawk on 22nd January 1998. His place of birth is in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the USA. He holds African-American nationality and his ethnic background is Black. His race is White. He celebrated his 23rd birthday as of 2021. Aquarius is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. About his family members; he was born to his parents; father and mother. He was raised by his mother and aunt. As per his education, he went to attend Redan High School in Dekalb County, Georgia, the USA. 

How was the Career of Silento?

  • Silento released his debut single "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" on his YouTube channel on 25th June 2015 which he made with Bolo Da Producer and this video gained more than two million views within a week. At that time, he was only seventeen. 
  • Silento has more than 100,000 streams on SoundCloud & later, Capitol Records approached and signed him in April 2015.
  • He then released the track as a single with an accompanying music video which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. In June 2015. 
  • He also performed during the BET Awards & also in the cast of the show "Black-ish". Likewise, he performed in Times Square for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" with Ryan Seacrest 2017 program on 31st December 2016. 
  • Silento released his very first album entitled "Fresh Outta High School" on 3rd August 2018 which was originally scheduled to be released on May 25. Then, on 29th November 2018, he released "Fresh Outta High School Part 2". 

Silento Murder Charge and Legal Trouble

  • Silento was arrested back on 28th August 2020 for a domestic disturbance where he was charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant but was released.
  • After a day, he was again arrested in LA after walking into a random home wielding a hatchet while looking for his girlfriend. 
  • Again, he was arrested on 23rd October 2020 and was charged with speeding and reckless driving, alleging that he had been going 143 mph on Interstate 85.
  • In February 2017, he was struck in Dubai after a local court issued an order banning him from leaving the country. He was found guilty of having taken money from a promoter and not performing at the club afterward. Although his lawyer claimed that Silento had never canceled any show, he later did agree to perform at the event after which he was permitted to leave the Arab country.
  • Recently, he was arrested in DeKalb County and charged with murder in the shooting death of his cousin on 1st February 2021. Police responded to shots fired call on 21st January around 3:30 a.m. in the Panthersville area, and he was booked into the DeKalb jail on one count of murder. 

Awards and Achievements of Silento

Silento is an award-winning rapper who won Soul Train Music Awards under the category of Best Dance Performance in the year 2015 for his work in "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)". Additionally, he won the 26th Seoul Music Awards in the year 2017 under the category of Global Collaboration Award for his work in "Spotlight" w/Punch. Whereas he has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award, Billboard Music Awards, BET Awards.

Silento, a famous rapper and singer from the USA

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Is Silento Dating Someone?

Silento is not married yet and he is still to get married as he is only twenty-three. In his interview with Angie Martinez for Power 105.1, he claimed that he had his first girlfriend when he was 5 years old. He also went on to reveal that he had only dated girls in his late teens. Overall, he preferred to go with women in the age bracket of 15 to 25 years old. He might be having a girlfriend at present. He is enjoying his present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

What is the Net Worth of Silento?

Silento is an aspiring rapper who has accumulated a cool amount of money from the release of his singles, songs, and albums. As of 2021, the net worth of Silento is estimated to have $6 Million. He has earned all this through his iTunes downloads profits as well. He is getting the revenue stream from several parts of the world as he is worldwide popular. His debut single, "Watch Me" helped him to gain a lot of success. But his exact salary is still to get unfold yet. He is living a cool lifestyle from his career earnings. He has not done any endorsement work for any brand. His major source of wealth comes from music industry. 

How tall is Silento?

With a slim body build, Silento stands tall at the height of 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm. His balanced weight consists of 59 KG or 130 lbs. He has a pair of dark brown eyes color and his hair color is black. He has a dimpled smile with a baby face with a short-cropped hairdo. His chest size is 38 in or 96.5 cm, arms size is 13 in or 33 cm, and waist size is 31 in or 79 cm. His other body measurements such as shoe size, dress size, and more have not been revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.  

Did You Know?

  • Silento got involved in music when he was in eight grade.
  • Before his fame, he used to perform at birthday parties, school and local events to get more exposure.
  • He released his debut single, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) in the year 2015.
  • On 25th June 2015 episode, Silento made his TV show debut on the popular talk show, "Good Morning America".
  • On 1st February 2020, Silento was arrested by The DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia for the murder of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.