Family: Silento was raised in Atlanta by his mother, aunt and grandmother. His aunt had an important influence on his life, but she wanted him to become a pharmacist, just like her.
Kids: as for 2015, none (remember, he was born in 1998).
Manager: Bolo Da Producer who worked with other popular rappers in the past.
Sexual Orientation: Silento is straight despite endless rumors about him being gay that he doesn’t comment at all.
Does he have a girlfriend? It’s November 2015 now, and the young rapper doesn’t have any girlfriend for the moment. However, he keeps saying in different interviews that he met his first girlfriend when he was only five years old, and all the girls he used to date were in their late teen years. It’s interesting that his social media accounts are filled with endless messages and posts from women who are much older than Silento, and they want to meet him. He adds that he is not really interested in dating older women and sticks to the age 15-25.
What is the real name of Silento?
His real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, but his stage name is Silento because he prefers to talk less and do more!
Does Silento have any connection with Illuminati?
Some people claim that he’s just another Illuminati puppet, and this is what explains his sudden and extreme success, but these are only rumors.
What about Silento’s earnings?
The rapper and his manager (producer) keep working with TuneCore to collect all earnings possible from multiple channels, and this means that Silento gets 100% of iTunes download profits, YouTube sound recordings and the ads placed on videos that use his music. Don’t forget about the revenue stream from about 60 countries.
Who is his manager?
Bolo Da Producer is both his manager and producer who used to work with other rappers, such as Doe B, in the past. Silento is careful with the money handled by his producer, and he gets his weekly allowance, but this amount is not revealed.
What is his dream?
The rapper always wanted to become a role model because he wanted to be someone other people copy and look at.
When did Silento start with music?
His first interest in music was shown in the 8th grade.
What is DanceOn all about?
There are many listeners and viewers who decided to follow the dancing instructions given by Silento in his first music video and show off their personal skills. They have contributed to the dance-craze, and it’s so fun to watch their YouTube videos.
Is Silento signed with any recording label?
Yes, he signed a contract with Capitol Records (April, 2015).
Is he a professional dancer?
No, but the rapper wants to learn how to do that professionally.
What are his future plans?
Silento says he wants to participate in the movie industry to produce and act in addition to sticking to his music career.
How did “Watch Me” become popular?
This song was recorded in December, 2014 with Bolo Da Producer, but it was available on YouTube one month later. This track got a few millions streams over the first week, so Silento was signed to his recording company and released the accompanying music video in April, 2015. It was shot in Atlanta and featured the rapper dancing with different dance crews, cheerleaders, fans and other people (this video got record views, too). Silento explains that Nae Nae and the Whip are two different dances, and they inspired him to write “Watch Me”.
His debut single continued to become a real hit, and it got high places in Billboard and other charts the same year. The rapper encourages his fans to keep making their own videos inspired by it, despite this song has already got its official video. It’s interesting that this track was written by Silento fast (during his classes), and he uploaded it on his Instagram and got numerous comments that made him upload it on his YouTube channel. As of 2015, he is signed with Capitol Records and got many awards from fans and critics.
What was his first major live performance?
Silento took part in the 2015 BET Awards ceremony (during his summer break).
What are his musical influences?
They include Justin Bieber, Usher, Future, Gorillaz and others.
Did Silento win any major awards?
In 2015 he was twice nominated (MTV and Teen Choice Awards) for “Watch Me”.