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Fredo Santana Net Worth

fredo santana net worth
Net Worth$3,500,000
Full NameDerrick D. Coleman
A.K.A"Big Boss Fredo"
Date of Birth/AgeJuly 4, 1990 (age 28)
DiedJanuary 19, 2018 (aged 27)
Los Angeles, California
Source of wealthRapper, Singer Songwriter
Height5'9"
Country of originU.S
State/City of originChicago, Illinois
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

At the time of his death in 2018, Fredo Santana’s net worth was $3.5 million.

 

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How Did Fredo Santana Make His Money?

He was a rapper who achieved success at a young age. He was also the co-owner of a music label. His legacy as a rapper is cemented by a small but powerful list of singles, albums and mixtapes.

He was a talented rapper whose lyrics talked about poverty, hope and despair on the city streets. In his short life, Fredo Santana attracted millions of fans who were drawn to the Chicago style he brought to rap and trap music.

At the time of his death, he had had 1.9 million Instagram followers and 600,000 Twitter followers.

 

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Early Life

Santana was raised by his mother and grandmother in Chicago. His father left the family when he was still a baby.

He lived close to his older cousin Chief Keef, who was starting to make a name for himself as a rising rapper on the Chicago scene.

Keef tried to convince his cousin to focus on music, but Santana couldn’t seem to stay out of trouble.

He has said in later interviews that he was dealing drugs at the age of 12. He stated that he had been picked up by the police several times and already had a mug shot.

He was kicked out of school at the age of 14 for assaulting a teacher.

 

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Musical Cousins

Chief Keef started working with noted rapper Soulja Boy to create a record label called Glory Boyz.

They signed several rising rappers and wanted to sign Santana, but Santana was in jail for a parole violation at the time.

When he was released from jail, he promised that he would concentrate on his music.

In 2012, he released a mixtape titled It’s a Scary Site that featured a string of well-known rappers and hip-hop artists including Young Scooter, Soulja Boy, Alley Boy, Lil Durk and Drake.

He also had a cameo appearance on the video for Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”

 

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Becoming Famous

Success came quickly to both Santana and Keef.

Glory Boyz became known as the record label that young performers could count on to nurture their careers and help them make a name for themselves.

It was a profitable venture for the two cousins. It also made their own singles and albums command national attention.

As Santana would later say, “We were already famous in Chicago. Everyone knew me from everywhere. This just put us on a bigger scale.”

In 2013, Santana released his second mixtape, Fredo Kruger. It was produced by 808 Mafia, Young Chop and Mike Will Made It.

The mixtape included performances by Migos, Juelz Santana, Soulja Boy, Fat Trel,Lil Durk and Lil Reese.

 

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First Album

Santana released his first album, Trapping Ain’t Dead, in 2013. This was followed by a series of mixtapes including Walking Legend, Ain’t No Money Like Trap Money and Fredo Mafia.

In 2015, he purchased a house in Los Angeles. He posted a videotape on his Instagram account showing the pool and guest house of his new place.

He was living there with his girlfriend and their son Legend. Legend was born in 2017.

His second album, Fredo Krueger 2, came out in 2017.

 

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Health Problems

For most of his life, Santana was addicted to drugs. He frequently took Xanax and also abused lean.

Lean, also known as “purple drank” or “dirty Sprite,” is a mixture of prescription-strength cough medicine and a sweet soft drink. His heavy use of these drugs led to a series of health problems.

In March 2017, he suffered a seizure and was taken to the emergency room. A doctor later diagnosed him with epilepsy and prescribed a medication to treat it. Santana blamed his heavy workload.

 

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He continued having seizures. Some days, he had several seizures in a row. He continued taking lean and other drugs during this time.

In October 2017, a friend found him lying on the floor of his house and rushed him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with liver and kidney failure.

Santana posted a message to his fans from the hospital saying that he intended go to drug rehab as soon as he recovered.

 

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Death

In January 2018, Santana’s girlfriend came home and found him unconscious. He had died from one last, fatal seizure.

An autopsy later revealed that he had also developed cardiovascular disease, probably from the drug use.

After his death, Santana’s father issued a statement saying, “I had no idea of the magnitude of souls and hearts my son had reached until today.”

Glory Boyz also issued a statement saying, “Everyone at Glory Boyz Entertainment is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Fredo.

He was not only a talented rapper, he was family to everyone and a true star. We are all proud of everything he was able to accomplish in his life, and he will be missed.

At this time, we ask for privacy and prayers for his family and friends.”

 

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Favorite Quotes From Fredo Santana

“It sounds like struggle, you know. It sounds like you’ve been through something. I don’t rap about the flashy type of stuff. I rap about struggle, life, heart in Chicago.”

“Don’t love me if I die or go to jail. Love me now.”