Silentó Wiki – Biography
Silentó or Prince Silentó is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his debut single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, which charted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. He later released a project titled Fresh Outta High School in August 2018 after some delay. He is a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Silentó’s debut single, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, made with Bolo Da Producer, was released on his YouTube channel on June 25, 2015. Over the course of one week, it gained over 2.5 million views. After making the song when he was 17 years old in his basement and had already garnered more than 100,000 streams on SoundCloud, Capitol Records approached and signed him in April 2015.
They then released the track as a single with an accompanying music video. It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. In June 2015, Silentó performed at the BET Awards, alongside the cast of the show Black-ish. He also performed the hit single on December 31, 2016, in Times Square for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 program. On August 3, 2018, Silentó released his first album, Fresh Outta High School, which was originally scheduled to be released on May 25. He later released Fresh Outta High School Part 2 on November 29, 2018.
Silentó is 22 years old. He was born on January 22, 1998, in Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States.
Charged and Arrested
Silento, the rapper known for the hit song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” was charged Thursday for allegedly attempting to attack two people in their home with a hatchet.
Prosecutors allege that Silento, whose legal name is Richard Lamar Hawk, walked into an unlocked stranger’s home in the Valley Village area of Los Angeles and swung a hatchet at the two people inside before one of them disarmed him.
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The rapper was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in jail on $105,000 bail, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. The alleged attack occurred while he was out on bail for another arrest in Orange County, authorities said.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. It is not clear whether he has retained an attorney. An email seeking comment from his manager was not immediately returned. If convicted, Silento could get a maximum of six years in prison. The 22-year-old Atlanta rapper and singer had a major hit in 2015 with “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”
The song’s dance-along video quickly drew millions of YouTube views and brought television appearances for Silento.
The case is under investigation.