Phora is an American rapper with a net worth of $3 Million. He rose to fame after releasing his 2017 debut album “Yours Truly Forever”. That project earned him a lot of fame when it debuted at #44 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Despite his first album, Phora gained a lot of success by releasing numerous tracks over the years. In 2011, the rapper founded his own record label called “Yours Truly”. Following that, he inked a major deal with Warner Bros, six years later.
What is Phora’s Net Worth?
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Marco Anthony Archer aka Phora was born on October 11th, 1994, in Anaheim, California where he also grew up. He was raised by a single mother but did have a stepdad.
As for his real father, he was a white rapper who used to take young Marco to sell CDs in the parking lot for food for less. Phora recorded his first rap with his dad at the age of seven.
His parents got divorced, and after that Phora would be raised entirely by his mother. She was a strong black woman who worked several jobs to pay the bills.
Before launching his music career, Phora was a tattoo artist. At the age of 14, he had his first tattoo and later started out drawing anime characters on paper. In junior high school, a friend of his got him into graffiti and tagging became a serious creative outlet for him.
At the age of 15, Phora started tattooing professionally. In the 11th grade, he dropped out of high school to dedicate more time to his craft. He managed to make enough money to pay both his mom’s rent and fund his rap career.
Phora registered his YouTube channel in December 2010 when he was 16. His first video uploaded nine days later a song called “Graph History”. The music video for “Sick With It” featuring P1CASO followed in August of 2011.
That year, he also released music videos for songs “Taggerstyle Pt. 2” ft Maiselph, “Inner City Kids”, and “Payback” ft Hands. It was a slow process however, Phora established himself as one of the mainstream rappers in the country.
In 2015 Phora reached a sizable audience of 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. In the meantime, his hustle stayed strong. The rapper officially formed his own label Yours Truly in 2011.
Phora released his mixtape “Still a Kid” in 2012, both as a digital download and a physical CD. He followed this up with “One Life to Live” in 2013. Around that time some of his tracks went viral including “My Story”, “90’s Baby”, and “No Other Way”.
In 2014, Phora dropped the mixtape “Sincerely Yours” and followed it up with his first EP “Nights Like These”. The extended play broke onto the Billboard Rap Chart, peaking at 83. His next mixtape “Angels with Broken Wings” came out in October 2015 and hit number 18 on the Rap Charts. Phora earned a net worth of $3 million through releasing music.
Phora came to success after releasing the music video for his single “Deeper Than Blood”. In 2016 he topped the US Rap Charts for the first time with his mixtape “With Love”. It boasted hit singles like “Fake Smiles”, “I Think I Love You”, and “Sinner” which became some of the most popular on his channel.
2016 also saw the release of his non-album single “Open Letter” which reached number 40 on the Billboard 200 real-time chart. In February 2017, Phora announced that he signed a deal with a major label “Warner Brothers Records”.
Soon, his debut studio album with the label “Yours Truly Forever” hit number one on the Billboard Rap Charts. It also became his first project to break onto the Billboard 200, peaking at number 44. The album features songs including “Sinner Pt. 2” and “To the Moon”.
Phora continued to release more albums including “Love Is Hell” (2018), “Bury Me with Dead Roses” (2019), “With Love 2” (2020), “Heartbreak Hotel” (2021), and “The Butterfly Effect” (2022). Apart from that, the rapper decided to quit Warner Bros in 2017 and began working independently.
Phora says J. Cole, Hopson, and Logic are the only rappers he likes. His musical influences expanded far beyond those three. In 2017 he told XXL that he grew up listening to Snoop Dogg, Nas, Common, and Dr. Dre.
Growing up being mixed ethnicity, Phora was raised in all different colors and cultures. Thanks to his father, he fell in love with hip-hop and dreamed of one day making it as a rapper.
Despite his success in music, Phora found himself in trouble over the years. He spent two years in juvenile detention.
Aside from this, in August 2015, he was driving home with his girlfriend on the 210 freeway in Pasadena, and an Infiniti pulled up alongside their car. He took three bullets in the neck and back.
- Nights Like These (First EP, 2014)
- Angels with Broken Wings (Mixtape, 2014)
- With Love (Mixtape, 2016)
- Yours Truly Forever (First album, 2017)
Phora Net Worth
Phora is one of the well-known rappers and a former Tattoo artist in the United States. This artistic teen went from tagging to inking to rapping. His hip-hop career began in 2010 when he was just 16 years old.
But it took years of hustling before he got co-signs from the likes of high-profile artists, like Hopsin, garners hundreds of millions of youtube views, and earn a number one spot on the Billboard rap chart. As of 2023, Phora’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.
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