William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr. more commonly known by his stage name WC is an American rapper based out of Houston. 3rd February 1970. At a young age, he moved to South Central Los Angeles with his family. There he got involved with a local street gang. This was his entry into the music industry and went on to achieve greater heights in the field.
William Loshawn Calhoun was born on 3rd February 1970. William decided on his stage name during the early stages of his career. He was originally was a rapper in the group ‘Low Profile’. Later he formed his group ‘Westside Connection’ and the ‘Maad Circle’. He later started a solo career and released several solo albums.
He started his career as a member of the group called ‘Low Profile’with DJ Aladdin. The group’s early releases included an album titled ‘We are in this together’ which was released in the year 1989. This group was short-lived but their duo ‘West Coast Hip Hop’ proved to be very influential.
Career: WC started his own group in the year 1987 which was called the Westside Connection and another group called ‘Maad Circle’. The latter had fellow rapper Big Gee, Coolio and the record producer Sir Jinx. WC went on to release a couple of albums with this group with ‘Ain’t a Damn Thang Changed’ releasing in the year 1991 and ‘Curb Servin’ in the year 1995. They released several songs on film soundtracks and compilations.
Once WC realized Low Profile was not working anymore, he created ‘Maad Circle’ under which he went on to release popular songs like ‘Dress code’, ‘Westup!’ and ‘The One’.
WC officially formed ‘Westside Connection in the year 1996 along with rappers Mack 10 and Ice Cube. The group released its first album titled ‘Bow down’ in the same year. The album was hugely successful peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200. He was also certified Platinum for the same album in the year 1996. The album ‘Bow Down’, which was a solo reached number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.
2003 was a big year for the group with the release of their second album ‘Terrorist Threats’. The album became very popular as it was featured on the lead single – ‘Gangsta Nation’ which was produced by Fredwreck and ‘Nate Dogg’. ‘Westside Connection was officially disbanded in the year 2005 following a conflict between Mark 10 and Ice Cube.
After the disbanding of the group, he turned to a solo career with his first single ‘The Shadiest One’ releasing in the year 1998. Next, he recorded ‘Better Days’ and ‘Just Clownin’ moderate R & B hits. The “Ghetto Heisman’ released in 2002 again entered the pop charts as well.
In the year 2007, WC released his third solo album named, ‘Guilty by Affiliation’ on Lench Mob Records. This album is best known for WC’s collaborations with Dogg, Game, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg. WC’s fourth album followed soon after, releasing on March 8, 2011. It was titled ‘Revenge of the Barracuda’. WC had worked on collaborations for this album too with it featuring guests like Kokane, Ice Cube, and Young Maylay.
Further, in the year 2012, he was featured on the Danish rapper L.O.C track ‘Jetlag’. William was also featured in this new single ‘Still Westsidin’ of Vicky Chand in the same year. WC was also featured alongside Necro (rapper) and Big Dave (rapper) on the collaboration single named, ‘Can’t Hold Me’ which was taken from Big Dave’s debut album, ‘Self Made’.
WC Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $0.2 Million US Dollars
WC’s total net worth is about $0.2 million US dollars in 2017. This net worth figure includes the stocks, luxury items and properties he owns.
WC is one of those rappers with a huge fan following and a high net worth all because of his own effort and hard work. As such he is an inspiration to all of those aspiring musicians and the ones who are disbelieving the success to be gotten in the music industry. They can see how wealthy WC is and how he drives around in his personal Cadillac CTC-V.