The Memphis rap scene has birthed talented rappers and MCs of all ages who have become household names in the hip-hop community and among such household names is 31-years old Ricky Hampton, who is professionally known as Finesse2tymes. The East Memphis native is known for his street-wise rhymes and motivational statements in his songs which he delivers in a mighty thunderous voice. He specialises in the trap and hip-hop genre of music. He is also famous for his chain which features hanging Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, a jewellery that has sparked controversies.
He is associated with Atlantic records, J. Prince Jr.’s Mob Ties label and MoneyBagg Yo’s Bread Gang Entertainment. On December 2, 2022, he released his first studio mixtape “90 Days” under Atlantic Records. He is associated with rappers MoneyBagg Yo, Blac Youngsta etc. In 2022, he gained massive recognition for his hit single “Back End”.
Who is Finesse2tymes?
Ricky Hampton is an American rapper and songwriter who hails from Memphis, Tennessee. He was born on June 10, 1992 which makes him 31 years old as of 2023. He started expressing love for music at an early age and always wanted to pursue and maintain a career in music. He manifested his dream into reality and has been active in the game for a decade, his career has not been smooth, it was interrupted when he was incarcerated in 2018 where his fan saw a pause in his career. Upon his release in 2022, he made a comeback in his music career. He is known for his street-wise sayings and motivational statements, an element in his songs that has led them to be adored by many. He is an African-American and hails from a strong Christian home where he grew up with his cousins and siblings.
He is adored due to his intolerance towards rap beefs and how quick he is to amend his differences with any entertainer. He is money-oriented and sees the rap game as an avenue where everybody can harmoniously co-exist and make money so therefore there is no need for him to beef with an individual he can make money with. His mindset has made him a successful rapper with huge online support. His YouTube account boasts of over 682 thousand subscribers with millions of views accrued from his videos. He also has an Instagram account with over 1 million followers.
Parents and Siblings
There is no personal information regarding the parents of Ricky Hampton but it is however known that his father is an ex-serviceman and his mom, a homemaker. He hasn’t revealed any pertinent information regarding his siblings or any relatives.
Hampton has always had the passion and drive to pursue music since an early age but his journey into professional music commenced in 2012, when he teamed up with other Memphis rappers and MCs such as Don B, YP, MoneyBagg Yo, Blac Youngsta among others to form a rap group known as “Memphis Greatest Underrated” at a time when the Memphis rap scene was buzzing. Hampton even though was incarcerated, he and his collectives rose through the fame and enjoyed individual underground success and fame over the subsequent years. In 2016, he was released from jail and together with his rap collective, released an EP titled “Memphis Greatest Underrated”. The EP featured songs such as “Can’t Take These Hoes”, “Streets Raw”, “A Movie” among others and featured artistes like Don B, Glenda Proby, MoneyBagg Yo, YP among others. The group however couldn’t sustain and it eventually split up.
Hampton did not enjoy smoothness and consistency and was interrupted a lot. In 2017, he was indicted and in December 2018, he was convicted and sentenced to 5 years in jail. However, that did not stop him from pursuing his career.
On February 1 2019, whilst behind bars, he released his mixtape “Hustle and Flow” which featured 15 songs such as “Realionaire”, “Allegations”, “Boom” among others. This mixtape received a lot of positive reviews and recognition. That same year, he had a fallout with his main dude and former group member, MoneyBagg Yo over a string of personal issues.
His career went dull over the subsequent years until in July 2022 when he was released from jail. Upon his release from jail July 1, 2022, Finesse released his hit and most successful song “Back End” on July 22. The song gained so much popularity and even featured in numerous Instagram reels and TikTok videos. The song has amassed over 80 million views on YouTube as well. In September 2022, Finesse2tymes ended his feud with his long-time friend MoneyBagg Yo and was signed to his Bread Gang label. He also featured MoneyBagg Yo on his single “Black Visa”.
In October 2022, he signed a major record deal with Atlantic Records in partnership with J Prince Jr’s Mob Ties label and went on to feature Gucci Mane on his single “Gucci Flow”.
On December 2, 2022, he released his first studio mixtape “90 Days” under Atlantic Records. The album featured artistes such as Lil Baby, MoneyBagg Yo, Gucci Mane among others.
In 2023, he has released a number of projects such as “Can’t Go To Jail” which he featured Memphis rappers Sett and YTB Fatt. He also released a song with Quavo and NBA Youngboy. He has a number of projects in the pipeline which will be released before the end of the year.
He is a man who has defied the odds and flouted against the monogamous system of the American society. He is currently in a simultaneous relationship with 2 women who are well aware and even move together. There is little information on the actual names and occupations of the women. He is however, the ex-boyfriend of American rapper Erica Banks.
He reportedly has two children, a boy and a girl whom we have no information on their names and their birth mother. It is however reported that he is expecting a child each from his 2 girlfriends who are currently pregnant. He also has custody of FNG King, his 10-years old artiste whom he endears as his son.
He is a man who lives a flamboyant lifestyle and is always seen rocking jewelries and the latest fashionable apparels. He embraces alternative form of self-expression and as such, he is inked with tattoos. He is a man of stunning stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches has a body weight of 75 kilograms.
He is a man who has attained major success despite the odds that were set against him. As of 2023, Finesse2tymes is reportedly worth $2.5 million, a fortune he accrued from his shows, song streams and other sources.
|Date of Birth
|June 10, 1992
|5 feet 8 inches