Kid Ink Net Worth & Biography

By Mixxerly Updated: SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Kid Ink Net Worth
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Introduction

NET WORTH

$2M

Kid Ink is a famous American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California. Collins released his debut independent album Up & Away in 2012, following an EP titled Almost Home, and his first major studio album, My Own Lane in 2014.

As of , Kid Ink has an estimated net worth of about $2M.

At a Glance

Full name: Brian Todd Collins

Other names: Kid Ink, Rockstar

Birthday: April 1, 1986

Age:

Net worth: $2M

Source of wealth: Music

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

Several successful albums and EPs made Kid Ink a well known name in the music industry. He was able to build a great net worth by doing what he loves to do. As of , Kid Ink has an estimated net worth of about $2M.

Early Life

Kid Ink was born on April 1, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. As a young student, he took part in music programs in his school. That was when his talent started to show up and he started creating hip-hop beats and tracks. He started professional rap music career at the age of 22.

Favorite Quotes from Kid Ink

“I try to be true to myself yet still at the same time look at comments and look at what the fans have to say and kind of put it in perspective. I’m never someone whose not open for opinion, I’m always just down to make it work and see how we can do things but at the end of the day I always want to make sure it represents me. It’s really about just being humble and not selling yourself on being there already.” – Kid Ink
“I think people think that labels can get you features more than you can get your own. I just don’t work like that.” – Kid Ink
“I’m going to be a singer. So I’m able to use that when I write. I’m actually playing the beat with my voice. Instead of thinking about coming up with melodies, it’s like filling in the instruments. So sometimes it’s better to have beaten with fewer melodies in them because then I can play more with my vocals.” – Kid Ink
“I still let myself be a fan of music and that motivates me to want to be better than certain people or just getting the same love. Nothing is new under the sun so you can’t be afraid to take things from others and try to flip them and make them your own at the end of the day.” – Kid Ink
“I love hitting the stage and I don’t think I could trade that for sitting in the basement making beats.” – Kid Ink

Personal life

Kid Ink has over 100 tattoos on his face, back, arms, hands, and torso. He got his first tattoo when he was 16 and has been "addicted" to getting tattoos since. His favorites include portraits of his mother and grandfather on his chest and a tiger on the front of his neck, which represents his Chinese birth sign.

He showed off his tattoos for one of PETA's "Ink Not Mink" anti-fur ads in 2013.

Kid Ink has been in a relationship with model Asiah Azante for over a decade. The couple became engaged in June 2015. Azante gave birth to a girl in February 2016.

Career

2005–2012: During his teenage years, Brian Todd Collins attended after-school music programs, where he produced hip-hop beats and tracks. He cites Pharrell Williams and Swizz Beatz as part of his inspiration for its work ethic with the production and songwriting, when he said:

"These were artists and producers who were writing for other people in all types of genres. It just gave me an open ear for all different types of music and that's how I approached it".

He landed his first genuine production credit for a Nipsey Hussle single in 2008. At 22, Collins began rapping full-time, soon after adopting the temporary stage name Rockstar.

On February 1, 2010, Collins released his first official mixtape, titled World Tour. The mixtape gained popularity that grabbed some of the attention towards a radio disc jockey, DJ Ill Will, the founder of HotNewHipHop. He later signed to his spearheaded record label, Tha Alumni Group label, and its joint-label, 88 Classic.

Collins also changed his stage name to Kid Ink, in respect for a label-mate, DJ Rockstar.

In 2011, Collins released his second mixtape, called Crash Landing. The mixtape features guest appearances from Roscoe Dash, Ty Dolla Sign, and Meek Mill, among others. During the summer of 2011, Ink released his third mixtape, called Daydreamer that made available for digital download.

The mixtape features guest appearances from Cory Gunz, Maejor Ali, Ray J, Sean Kingston and Bow Wow, among others. In September 2011, Collins released his fourth mixtape, called Wheels Up. The mixtape features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle and Tyga, among others.

In February 2012, Collins was revealed to be a part of the XXL's yearly Freshman class alongside fellow emerging artists at the time, such as Future, Iggy Azalea and French Montana, among others.

On June 12, 2012, Ink released his debut studio album, called Up & Away; including the production that was provided from Ned Cameron, Capsvl and Jahlil Beats, among others. The album debuted at number 20 on the US Billboard 200.

Supporting this album was the release of his single, called "Time of Your Life", followed by a release of his second single, called "Lost in the Sauce". In November of that year, Ink released his fifth mixtape, Rocketshipshawty.

2013–2014: On January 4, 2013, he announced that he had signed a deal with RCA Records and premiered his first major label single, titled "Bad Ass" featuring Wale and Meek Mill and produced by Devin Cruise. The song would be released for digital download on January 22, 2013. The song was released to Rhythm Crossover radio in the United States on February 26, 2013.

He released My Own Lane on January 7, 2014. On January 13, 2014, at Kid Ink's album release party, he was awarded his first Gold plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his single "Show Me".

2015–2016: On 9 September 2014, "Body Language", which features Usher and Tinashe, was released as the first single from his third studio album, Full Speed.

The album was released on February 3, 2015, and has since peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. On 25 December 2015 Kid Ink released a commercial mixtape, Summer in the Winter, with songs featuring Fetty Wap, Akon, Omarion, Starrah and Bïa Krieger.

2016–present: On September 19, 2016, Kid Ink released the mixtape RSS2 on Soundcloud. Kid Ink wanted to get back into his old mixtape sound. RSS2 features underground artists including his younger brother, Juliann Alexander.

RSS2 spawned the "One Day" single from the project, with a music video. RSS2 was released on Spotify and every other streaming service on March 30, 2017. On April 7, Kid Ink released the single "F With U" featuring Ty Dolla Sign, with DJ Mustard producing.

His second EP 7 Series was released May 5, 2017.