Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", which became popular in 2018.[1][2]

Sheck Wes
Sheck Wes in 2019
Sheck Wes in 2019
Background information
Birth nameKhadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall
Also known as
  • Kid Khadi
  • Wes
  • Young Sheck Wes
  • Mudboy
Born (1998-09-10) September 10, 1998 (age 25)
New York City, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2017–present
Labels
Websitesheckwes.com

In February 2018, Wes signed a joint record deal with Travis Scott's Cactus Jack and Kanye West's GOOD Music, under the aegis of Interscope Records.[3][4] Wes has been regarded as a one-hit wonder.[5][6]

Early life edit

Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall was born on September 10, 1998, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City to parents of Senegalese descent. Fall was raised in a Muslim household.[7] At age five, he and his mother, Ella Kingsland, moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lived for nine years. At 14, he moved back to New York.[8] Fall began making music at age 11, to relieve stress due to his troubled childhood as he was raised in a hostile environment. While in high school, basketball became a major extracurricular pursuit, but he attracted interest from a fashion talent scout, leading him to skip a playoff game to participate in the Madison Square Garden unveiling of the Yeezy Season 3 collection.[9]

Music career edit

2018–2019: Mudboy edit

On February 2, 2018, Wes signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music and Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Records label alongside Interscope.[10] Wes made a guest appearance on Scott's third studio album Astroworld on the song "No Bystanders" alongside American rapper Juice Wrld.[11] On October 2, Wes announced his debut studio album titled Mudboy which was released just three days after.[12] On March 19, Wes released a new single under the Cactus Jack label called YKTS.[13]

2019–2021: Hell 2 Paradise edit

Following the release of Mudboy, Wes announced that his second studio album was in the works.[14]

In January 2019, Wes was part of the opening act for Eminem's concert in Hawaii alongside fellow American rapper Logic.[15] On July 18, Wes released the singles "Sadio Mane",[16] and "Losing My Mind".[17] The following day on July 19, he appeared on Chase B and Young Thug's song "Mayday". On October 31, he released the song "YKTS" which was accompanied by a music video. On December 27, Wes made a guest appearance on the Cactus Jack compilation album JackBoys on the song "Gang Gang" also featuring Don Toliver, Travis Scott, and Luxury Tax 50.[18]

On November 6, 2020, Wes released the single "Rich One Day" and released the single "#BeenBallin" on November 19, 2020.

Wes released "GFU" with record label YSL Records and American rapper Yak Gotti, featuring American rapper Yung Kayo, which serves as the second single from the label's compilation album, Slime Language 2, on January 29, 2021.

Basketball career edit

Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall
Free agent
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorman Thomas
(New York City, New York)
NBA draft2020: undrafted
Playing career2020–present
Career history
2021Paris Basketball

On November 18, 2020, Wes wrote on Instagram that he had entered the 2020 NBA draft, although he went undrafted.[19] On November 19, 2020, he joined Paris Basketball, a team that competes in LNB Pro A. On May 10, 2021, Wes signed with Paris Basketball. On May 28, he made his debut, playing 4 minutes.[20] He played two more games with Paris Basketball, averaging 1.3 points per game during his time there.

Career statistics edit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Paris Basketball 3 0 7.0 .333 .333 .500 .7 .3 .0 .0 1.3

Legal issues edit

On January 31, 2019, Ridge Productions claimed Wes had refused to pay for the video for his forthcoming single "Mudboy". Ridge Productions posted the original edit of the video, with substituted audio mocking Wes and his crew for reneging on their agreement.[21][22]

In February 2019, Wes was caught on video stalking his former partner, singer Justine Skye. After Skye came out publicly about Wes abusing her, former classmates of Wes' high school stated that he did abuse other women before at school. In April 2019, he dated social media personality India Love. In June 2019, Love posted and deleted a picture of a black eye that hinted Wes abused her after their breakup. Later on in the year, they rekindled their relationship. In June 2020, they had a public dispute. Love even hinted that Wes abused her after she posted a picture with a black eye with the caption "This is why we are over Sheck, stop telling people I cheated on you". She later took the post down.[23][24] Wes was removed from an advertising campaign for Major League Soccer in response to the allegations.[25] Skye was subsequently reported to have requested a restraining order against Wes.[26][27] Wes has denied the allegations and no charges were ever brought forward.[23] Skye's one-time boyfriend, rapper GoldLink, has repeatedly insulted and criticized Wes publicly over the abuse allegations.[28]

On May 21, 2020, Wes was arrested on drug and gun charges in New York.[29] He was later released.[30]

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

List of studio albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[31]
US
R&B/HH

[32]
US
Rap

[33]
BEL
(FL)

[34]
CAN
[35]
NLD
[36]
Mudboy 17 11 11 115 19 121

Collaborative albums edit

List of collaborative albums, with selected details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[39]
AUS
[40]
BEL
(FL)

[41]
CAN
[42]
NZ
[43]
JackBoys[44]
(with Travis Scott, Don Toliver, Chase B, and Luxury Tax as JackBoys)
1 5 19 1 5

Singles edit

As lead artist edit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[45]
US
R&B/HH

[46]
AUS
[47]
CAN
[48]
NZ
Hot

[49]
UK
[50]
"Live Sheck Wes"[51] 2017 Mudboy
"Mo Bamba"[52] 6 2 29 5 16 26
"Chippi Chippi"[56] 2018
"Enzo"
(with DJ Snake featuring Offset, 21 Savage and Gucci Mane)[57]
2019 21 Carte Blanche
"Sadio Mane"[58] Non-album singles
"Losing My Mind"[59]
"YKTS"
"Gang Gang"
(with JackBoys)[60]
48 22 63 40 2 52 JackBoys
"Rich One Day" 2020 Non-album single
"GFU"
(with Young Stoner Life and Yak Gotti featuring Yung Kayo)
2021 Slime Language 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist edit

Title Year Album
"Shopping Spree"
(Murda Beatz featuring Lil Pump and Sheck Wes)[61]
2019 Non-album singles
"Mayday"
(Chase B featuring Sheck Wes and Young Thug)[62]

Other charted songs edit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[63]
US
R&B/HH
[64]
CAN
[65]
FRA
[66]
SWE.
Heat
[67]
"No Bystanders"
(Travis Scott featuring Juice Wrld and Sheck Wes)
2018 31 22 34 105 2 Astroworld
"Stick"
(JID and J. Cole featuring Kenny Mason and Sheck Wes)
2022 71 20 81 D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape

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