Dexter Tiewon Gore Jr. (born September 6, 1993), better known by his stage name Famous Dex, is an American rapper and singer. His 2018 debut album Dex Meets Dexter peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200, while its singles "Pick It Up" (featuring ASAP Rocky) and "Japan" peaked at number 54 and 28 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Famous Dex
Famous Dex in 2018
Famous Dex in 2018
Background information
Birth nameDexter Tiewon Gore Jr.[1]
Also known as
  • Dexter
  • Dex
  • Black Migo Dex[2]
Born (1993-09-06) September 6, 1993 (age 29)
New York City, New York, U.S.[3]
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Rapper
Years active2012–present
Labels Atlantic

Early lifeEdit

Dexter Tiewon Gore Jr. was born on September 6, 1993, in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City,[3][5] but had since moved to Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in the city's Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.[6][7] He decided to pursue music after the death of his mother in September 2014.[8] In 2016, he tattooed a pink ribbon on his face to commemorate his mother after she died of breast cancer.[9]


2015–2016: Early mixtapes and signing to Rich the Kid's labelEdit

In 2015, he self-released his first mixtape, Never Seen It Coming.[10] Later in 2015, he released his second mixtape, Dexter's Laboratory (not to be confused with the animated television series of the same name).[11]

In early 2016, Gore released his third and fourth mixtapes, Drippy[12] and #OhhMannGoddDamn.[13][14]

In March 2016, Gore announced that he was officially signed to Rich the Kid's label, Rich Forever Music.[15][16] Shortly thereafter, Gore and Rich released their collaborative effort, Rich Forever.[17] This was followed by three sequels, with the third exclusively featuring Rich Forever newcomer New York rapper Jay Critch. In October 2016, Gore was featured in the Soulja Boy music video, "Draco".[18]

2017–2018: Dex Meets DexterEdit

In March 2017, Gore announced the title of his debut album, Dex Meets Dexter. The album was released on April 6, 2018.[19]

In October 2017, he released "Pick It Up" featuring ASAP Rocky as the first single from the album, which peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first song to chart.[20] The album's second single "Japan" was released on March 16, 2018.[21] On March 30, 2018, he released the single "Light" featuring Drax Project.[22]

The single "Nervous" which features Lil Baby, Jay Critch, and Rich The Kid was released on September 21, 2018.[23]

2019–present: Dexter 2031 EP and DianaEdit

On May 8, 2019, the single "Fully Loaded" was released which featured Lil Gotit.[24] A music video was released later on May 27, 2019.[25] Gore appeared on the Rich Forever Music compilation album, Rich Forever 4, which was released on August 2, 2019, and featured new artists signed to the label.[26]

On November 1, 2019, Gore suffered a epileptic seizure during a performance at 1 OAK in West Hollywood, California. A representative later confirmed he was recovering.[27]

On December 31, 2019, Gore released the EP, Dexter 2031, on SoundCloud.[28] The single "What I Like" which features Tyga and Rich the Kid was released on April 3, 2020.[29][30] On July 23, he released the single "Couped Out" with Fivio Foreign.[31] In August 2020, he released the single "Hold On".[32] On October 9, he released the album Diana.[33]

Rich the Kid announced in January 2021 that Gore was in a rehabilitation clinic.[34]


Shocktoberfest controversyEdit

In 2018, prior to the University of California, Irvine's Shocktoberfest music event, the university's Student Services was criticized for allowing Gore to perform at the event after a security video from two years prior emerged showing Gore chasing his girlfriend down a hallway and then hitting her several times.[35] Gore was permitted to perform despite the domestic abuse revelations, and while doing so jumped into the crowded audience causing safety barriers to be knocked over by a rush of audience members. The event was shut down as a result. While leaving the event, it was alleged someone in Gore's vehicle pointed a gun at students. According to the university's official campus newspaper, "Gore bragged online about shutting down the event saying, 'I just shut the show down. And it was all positive vibes.'"[36]

Social networkEdit

On December 22, 2018, Gore uploaded a video post to his Instagram page in which he made racially charged jokes at the expense of an elderly Indian American Hindu cashier at a gas station he was frequenting with a friend.[37] During the video, he remarks "Witcho' lil", referring to the man's tilaka on his forehead. He then adds "That's a mark of Buddha in between yo' face?", laughing along with his friend.[38]

Substance usageEdit

Dex has struggled with substance abuse throughout his career. Following release of a video showing him in an extremely inebriated position fans expressed concern. Shortly after he checked into a rehabilitation facility.[39]


In June 2021, Gore was arrested while appearing in court for violating a protection order put in place by his former partner. He was subsequently sentenced to 364 days in a Los Angeles, California, jail on September 1, 2021.[40][41]


Famous Dex discography
Studio albums2
Collaborative albums6

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
Dex Meets Dexter[19] 12
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Jugg & Finesse
(with Ghetty)
  • Released: December 9, 2015
  • Label: Self released
  • Format: Digital download
When Donald Met Dexter
(with Polo Boy Shawty)
  • Released: February 10, 2018
  • Label: 916% ENTERTAINMENT, Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Ballin Season
(with Ghetty)
  • Released: August 26, 2018
  • Label: Vision Driven Murphy Inc., Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Dexter 2031


List of mixtapes, with details
Title Details
Never Seen It Coming
  • Released: June 12, 2015
  • Hosted by DJ Amaris
  • Label: DDB
  • Format: Download
Dexter's Laboratory
  • Released: October 3, 2015
  • Hosted by DJ Shon
  • Label: DDB
  • Format: Download
  • Released: January 1, 2016
  • Hosted by DJ Shon
  • Label: DDB
  • Format: Download
  • Released: March 12, 2016
  • Label: DDB, Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Download
Heartbreak Kid
  • Released: June 12, 2016
  • Label: DDB, Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Download
Dexter: The Robot
  • Released: September 16, 2016
  • Label: DDB, Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Download
  • Released: October 31, 2016
  • Hosted by DJ Shon
  • Label: DDB, Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Download
Read About It
  • Released: December 25, 2017
  • Hosted by DJ Shon
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Download
Weird Vs. Crazy
  • Released: August 19, 2019
  • Hosted by DJ Shon
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Where's Dexter
  • Released: June 14, 2020
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Say What You Want
  • Released: May 17, 2021
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Lo$t On Saturn
  • Released: November 11, 2022
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download

Collaborative mixtapesEdit

List of collaborative mixtapes with details
Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions
Rich Forever Music
(with Rich Forever Music)
  • Released: April 4, 2016
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, Quality Control Music
  • Format: Digital download
Rich Forever 2
(with Rich Forever Music)
  • Released: July 4, 2016[46]
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, 300 Entertainment, Quality Control Music
  • Format: Digital download
The Rich Forever Way
(with Rich Forever Music)
  • Released: March 17, 2017[47]
  • Label: Rich Forever Music
  • Format: Digital download
Rich Forever 3
(with Rich Forever Music)
  • Released: June 16, 2017
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, 300 Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
93 42
Rich Forever 4
(with Rich Forever Music)
  • Released: August 2, 2019[48]
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, 300 Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Snotty Nose Dexter
(with Chris King)
  • Released: December 4, 2020
  • Label: Rich Forever Music, Snotty Nose Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Project

"2 Times"[52] 2015 Dexter's Laboratory
"Drip from My Walk"[53] Drippy
"Pick It Up"[4]
(featuring A$AP Rocky)
2017 54 26 60 Dex Meets Dexter
"In the Bank"
(featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
2018 Non-album single
"Japan"[21] 28 18 40 Dex Meets Dexter
(featuring Drax Project)[54]
(featuring Lil Baby, Rich The Kid & Jay Critch)
Non-album singles
"Fully Loaded"[55]
(featuring Lil Gotit)
(featuring Wiz Khalifa)
"What I Like"
(featuring Tyga & Rich The Kid)
"Couped Out"
(featuring Fivio Foreign)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Project
"Rari" 2016 Carnage, Lil Yachty, Ugly God
"Honor Roll" DJ Twin, Lil Yachty, Sean Kingston Day 1 EP
"New Wave" Rich The Kid Keep Flexin
"Straight Up" Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti
"Real Deal" Rich The Kid, Migos Trap Talk
"Coach Cartier" 2017 ASAP Ferg Still Striving
"Mattress" (Remix) ASAP Ferg, ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Rich the Kid
"DiegoDexterDuke" Diego Money, YSL Duke Diego & Friends
"Hop Out" Diego Money
"New Rage" Diego Money, Xavier Wulf, Warhol.SS
"Made In China" Higher Brothers Black Cab
"Pull Up" Jay Critch
"Yukk mouth 2.0" City Morgue
"Digital" Lil Tracy XOXO
"Gotcho Bitch" Lil Wop Wake-N-Bake
"Cautious" Rocket Da Goon, Maxo Kream Pluto Talk
"Blade of Woe" Trippie Redd A Love Letter to You
"White" Rico Nasty Sugar Trap 2
"Things I Brought" UnoTheActivist Live.Shyne.Die
"Zeta Zero 0.5" 6IX9INE, Dalyb, Schlosser
"Like a Glock" Lil Tracy Tracy's Manga
"ILYSM" 2018 Robb Banks Molly World
"Eater" 2019 Jay Critch Talk Money Tape 2
"Do It" Warhol.SS M.I.A (EP)
"Fuck This Place Up"[56] 2020 Hayes, Wiktoria


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