Issa Thompson Biography

Issa Thompson, an American rapper and singer-songwriter, has made a name for himself in the music industry with his mixtapes ‘King Issa’ and ‘Back to the Future’. Growing up in a musical household in Washington, D.C., Issa was heavily influenced by his musician father and grandfather. His passion for music started at a young age, and he began composing his own music by the time he turned 13. After being discovered by Crown World Ent., Issa signed a contract with Jive Records and has since released several mixtapes and an extended play. With a strong presence on social media, Issa has garnered a significant following. In addition to his music career, he has also found success as an entrepreneur, establishing his own production company, record label, and clothing store.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 29 Years
  • Family: children – Isa (daughter)
  • Occupation: Rapper
  • Ethnicity: Black

Rise to Fame

At a young age, Issa moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family. Growing up in one of the most historically and culturally important cities in America, Issa’s passion for music was only augmented. He worked as a child model and was signed to Wilhelmina agency.

He demonstrated his prodigious musical skills quite early in his life. It impressed his father, who asked him to help him write his lyrics. A few years later, at 13, he started to write for himself.

It was a production label called Crown World Entertainment that first noticed Issa. Subsequently, they introduced him to Wayne Williams, the senior vice president of A&R of Jive Records at the time. Williams had previously seen a video of him. He told him to perform in front of all the A&R’s and VP’s at Jive. A few weeks later, Issa signed a contract with the label. At 15, he signed to RCA Records.

Collaborating with DJ Holiday, Issa released ‘Back to the Future’, a mixtape where he sought to bridge the gap between the new generation of rappers and their esteemed predecessors, in 2011. A year later, he put out ‘King Issa’, which was also a collaborative effort with DJ Holiday. In 2015, he released his third and fourth mixtapes ‘This Summer’ and ‘Best Kept Secrets’. The year 2016 had been quite busy for him. He released his first EP, ‘Blue Moon’, mixtape ‘This Winter’, and the second instalment of ‘Sample Sundays’ (the first instalment was released sometime in the early 2010s).

Personal Life

Issa was born on September 22, 1994, in Washington, D.C., into a musical family. He drew inspiration from his father and grandfather, both of whom are respected musicians in their own rights. Issa has stated that he would not have become a musician without their influence. Furthermore, he is very close to his mother and made a video titled ‘Dear Momma’ for her, uploading it on the Mother’s Day.

In July 2012, a 17-year-old Issa took to Twitter to announce that he had become the proud father of a baby girl, who was later named Isa. While he received criticism for becoming a father at such a young age, he shrugged it off saying that it was his business. He added, “My child is a blessing and that’s the bottom line.”

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