Erika B Mayers is the sister of the famous rapper Asap Rocky. She also has a brother Ricky Mayers.
Named after a Hip Duo
Erika B Mayers and her brother Asap Rocky, whose real name is Rakim, were named after an American hip hop duo formed in Long Island, New York, in 1986.
This duo was composed of Dj Eric B and MC Rakim. They were regarded as the premier Dj/MC team in all hip hop.
They are also recognized as the most influential duo of all time. This was the reason why Erika’s mother named her kids after them.
She was also from the 80s and was a huge fan and greatly impacted her life. That was the reason why she chose to stick with the name.
Family of Erika
Erika B was born and raised in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, New York.
Erika’s father was originally from Barbados. He was a junkie. He went to jail after he was caught selling drugs. Tragically, he died in the year 2012.
Erika had two younger brothers. Asap is one of her brothers. He was born on October 2, 1988, in Harlem. Like their mother, he also had a love for rap.
Her next brother also used to do rap, but he died just after a year of their father’s death.
He was killed in Harlem. He often used to wear hair twists hairdo as a young boy.
Erika’s Tough Childhood
Erika B had a rough childhood. Her family did not have enough money even to have access to basic needs.
She used to move around a lot with her mother and brother from different homeless shelters.
Due to lack of money, her brother Rakim started to crack and marijuana as a young teenager in the Bronx.
At the age of fifteen, her brother spent two weeks in Rivers Island for drug dealing.
During the time of two weeks, he shared a cell with a famous American rapper named Casanova.
Erika’s brother has been rapping since he was a nine-year-old kid. He was heavily influenced by his elder brother, who was also into rapping.
He started taking rap seriously after he lost his brother. He released his first single called Purple Swag in July 2011.
This helped him gain more sensation, and in a short period, he was considered the rap sensation.
This album tremendously increased his popularity in New York City. This album made him recognized by different record labels.
After releasing his next mixtape called Live to Love, he signed a three million worth deal with RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music.
With this deal, he also started his record label called Asap Worldwide. This was the starting of his career.
He started performing live on big events like the Pitch Fork Music festival.
He also owns a clothing brand called Asap, which was launched in 2013. He has collaborated with a designer named Raf Simos.
In 2016, he collaborated with a fashion brand called Guess and revived the brand 90s clothing that he grew up wearing.
The education, career, and professional life of Erika B has not been revealed. The net worth of her brother is structured below:
|$ 10 million
|Rapper, music producer, songwriter
Age, Height, and Weight
- Her age, height, and weight has not been disclosed,
- Her nationality is American.
- Her ethnicity is Black.
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