IDK is a British-American rapper and record producer who has a net worth of $3 Million. He went from an Independent rapper to signing a Lucrative deal with Warner Records in 2019 a jump-started his label called “Clue”.
The British rapper IDK rose to fame after releasing his single “Once Upon a Time (Freestyle)” which went viral amassing 50 million streams on Spotify. He collaborated with the likes of Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky, Burna Boy, Tyler the Creator, DMX, Pusha T, and more.
IDK began his music career in 2012 and earned massive fame in the industry, with his hit songs and collaborations with high-profile artists. His name IDK stands for (Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge) and he got the name while incarcerated at a state prison getting locked up for armed robbery. Let’s take a deep look at the biography and net worth of IDK.
IDK (Rapper) Net Worth
|Jason Aaron Mills
Jason Aaron Mills was born on May 24, 1992, in London, England. His mother Julia Lynch hails from Sierra Leone and his father name is George Mills is from Ghana.
However, Jason was raised by his stepfather who is named Martin Thomas that was since he was 4 years old. The family lived in Prince George Maryland where they moved when he was two years old. Jason grew up an only child but his father went on to have four daughters.
His mother Julia worked as a paralegal and his stepdad worked in IT. He grew up self-admittedly middle class, both his mom and his biological father have passed away. After that, Jason spent a year in Pittsburgh with his uncle.
Jason was also kicked out of BOWIE High School after causing trouble ranging from smoking weed in the bathroom to stealing a projector. He then went to a boarding school in London, Kentucky where he got kicked out around the 10th grade.
For the 11th grade, Jason went to Largo High School in Maryland but ended up going to jail. Besides this, Jason grew up listening to Eminem, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, and Lauren Hill. He also used an online diploma to get into Community College where he studied Computer Science at Prince George Community College.
When he wasn’t getting in trouble, he played a bit of football and was always gravitating towards the arts. He loved to draw, and write and took an interest in fashion. Jason also worked some crummy jobs including a sting at Charlie’s Grilled Subs when he was 17, McDonald’s at 18, then Best Buy at 19, and a barber shop into his 20s.
When Jason was 17 years old, he was sentenced to 3 years for armed robbery. It was while in prison that he learned how to rap with the help of listening to some early releases by J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar.
He took the moniker of “Jay IDK” and sent his music to 1,000 contacts, half of whom replied. IDK’s first mixtape dropped in 2014 titled “Homework” followed by “SubTrap” the following year.
In 2016, he released “Empty Bank” and the next year he dropped Jay from his moniker and then released “IWasVeryBad” in 2017 as well as “IDK & Friends :)” in 2018.
IDK began his career in 2012 and made his first $1 million in 2019. Since then, his bank account has been looking topped up. He was an independent artist until he signed a lucrative deal in 2019 with Warner Records where he got his start his own label known as “Clue Records”. IDK has a net worth of 3 million US dollars.
In September 2019, IDK released his debut studio album “Is He Real” for which he collaborated with the likes of Burna Boy, Pusha T, DMX, JID, GLC, and Tyler, The Creator. His second album “USEE4YOURSELF” was released in July 2021 and contains 17 tracks.
To record his second studio album, IDK teamed up with several artists including Young Thug, Offset, Westside Gunn, Lucky Daye, T-Pain, The Neptunes, Swae Lee, Rico Nasty, Slick Rick, and many others. The rapper followed this up by dropping two more albums “Simple” in May 2022 and “F65” in May 2023.
IDK began uploading his music to SoundCloud in 2014 and now has millions of monthly listeners. He is quite active on social media such as having over 560k followers on his Instagram profile alone.
IDK launched his YouTube channel in September 2012 and uploaded his first video titled “JAY IDK Clique Freestyle”. From there, he continued to release one music video after another.
The turning point of his YouTube career came in November 2021 when he uploaded the music video “2 Cents” which became the first video on his channel to amass over 1 million views. Some of IDK’s most popular YouTube videos include:
- ONCE UPON A TIME ft. Denzel Curry
- 24 (Official Music Video)
- IDK & A$AP Ferg – Mazel Tov
IDK (rapper) Net Worth
The rapper IDK has a net worth of $3 Million as of 2024. He went from a state prison inmate to a renowned music artist. IDK transformed his life and became a sensation in the music industry, collaborating with big names like Chief Keef, ASAP Ferg, MF Doom, and more.
He makes money from releasing music to different platforms, as well as performing at live shows. IDK also charges a lot from other artists to write and record music for them. IDK’s annual income is roughly $350,000.