Papoose is a popular American songwriter and rapper. He entered the rap world in 2005 and is best known for ‘Alphabetical Slaughter’ which he released with DJ Kayslay. He signed a contract worth $1.5 million with Jive Records, with whom he released his first album ‘The Nacirema Dream’. Papoose is also popular for the unconventional way he married fellow rapper Remy Ma.
Shamele Mackie was born in 1978 on 5th March in Bedford, New York to Irene Mackie. Initially, Papoose belongs to the Liberian descent.
In 2008, it was reported by his cousin James Phelps that rapper Remy Ma and Papoose are going to get married, however, the couple changed plans after Ma’s prison sentence was increased to 15 to 25 years. Ma even tried to escape the prison on their wedding day. After this incident Papoose, legally married Remy in the courtroom, right before the initial start of her prison sentence. Papoose was barred from seeing or visiting Remy for six months after their marriage. Papoose and Remy also have a daughter together named Dejanae Mackie.
Their love story is very tragic as well as very filmy. In this scenario, the girl seems to be the trouble maker more than the guy. Papoose is very dedicated to Remy and isn’t seen with many females. However, media does make multiple speculations about him dating other celebrities.
He started off his hip-hop career in 1998, by making his first appearance in ‘Kool G Rap’s Roots of Album’. Next Year he collaborated with DJ Kalslay and released “Alphabetical Slaughter”, his first single, which garnered him recognition.
He made his big debut with ‘The Nacirema Dream’ which was drafted by Jive Records for $1.5 million. Papoose ended the contract soon after the release of this album.
This motivated him to create mix-tapes and sell them individually. He sold multiple mix-tapes between 2004 -2006 at a prolific rate.
He has worked with rappers like Thug A Caption, DJ Clue, Memphis Bleek, Remy Ma, Ron Browz and DJ Kayslay. He released his second studio album in 2015, which was titled as ‘You Can’t Stop Destiny’.
He has also appeared in shows like ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ and ‘Righteous Kill’.
Papoose was also featured in his wife’s music video ‘All the Way Up’, with French Montana and Fat Joe.
In 2015, Papoose and Remy also starred in VH1’s reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’, in which they talked about their struggle in the industry and marriage and time apart from each other.
In 2005, Papoose was awarded as the Best Underground Artist by Justo Mixtape Awards. He has also won Best Collabo, Duo Award by BET Hip Hop Awards. He has been rapping for almost two decades and has received so much love from his fans, which is better than any award or trophy.
Papoose Net Worth
Papoose has an estimated net worth of over $450 thousand. He has made most of his fortune by selling his extraordinary mix tapes. His two studio albums have also made some amazing sales which have helped him make a net worth of thousands of dollars. He also makes an extra fortune through collaborations.
Papoose is one of the most potential rappers in the country. His mix tapes are definitely a big hit amongst his fans, which have helped in making quite a fortune. His unique songwriting and rapping style is what makes him so special, which is very dramatic and R&B. We hope that he makes some more great songs with his wife Remy Ma and also keep blessing us with his amazing mix tapes.