Who is Seven Sirius Benjamin?
Seven Sirius Benjamin is best recognized as the son of famous musicians Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu. However, he’s a rising star on his own, as he’s involved in the music-making business, though only as a songwriter.
Seven Sirius Benjamin Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Seven Sirius Benjamin was born on 18 November 1997 under the Scorpio zodiac sign, in Dallas, Texas, USA. His parents dated from 1996 to 1999, during which time they never married, but since their break-up have continued to raise their son together and have been on good terms.
He has two half-siblings from his mother’s side, Puma Sabti Curry and Mars Merkaba Thedford.
Andre is very private about his life, and the onlyother available information about him is that he studies botany at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
He has yet to choose a career for himself, but according to his father’s words, Seven is a talented songwriter who has shown his talents with a couple of songs. The father-son duo haven’t made any new comments about the rising stars’ aspirations. Seven is yet to establish independent wealth.
Personal Life, Relationships, Girlfriend, Single?
Regarding his personal life, Seven doesn’t share too much about it. He’s avoided social media, and, in interviews hasn’t talked about his relationship status.
According to sources, he is single and focused on his education for the time being.
Seven Sirius Benjamin Mother Erykah Badu Biography
Born as Erica Abi Wright on 26 February 1971, in Dallas, to Kolleen Maria Gipson and William Wright Jr., her mother raised her, her brother Eevin and her sister after her father left the family.
At just four years old, Erykah performed at the Dallas Theater Center and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.
As she got older, Erykah’s interest in music increased, and by the time she turned 14, she was already performing freestyle rap on local radio stations.
She attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and after matriculation, enrolled at Grambling State University, where she studied theater, however, Erykah left her studies before obtaining a degree, as she focused entirely on music.
She toured with her cousin Robert ‘Free’ Bradford and recorded a 19 song demo entitled “Country Cousins” which reached Kedar Massenburg, who set Badu up to record a duet with American singer D’Angelo. Their song “Your Precious Love” became an instant hit in the neo-soul music scene, and Badu then signed a record deal with Universal Records.
Her debut studio album “Baduizm” came out in 1997, and became a complete success, achieving triple platinum status, and topping the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, while it reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
She continued to dominate the R&B scene throughout the 2000s, with such albums as “Mama’s Gun” (2000), “Worldwide Underground” (2003), then “New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)” in 2008, and her fifth album overall “New Marerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)”, released in 2010.
Some of her most popular songs are “On & On”, “Tyrone”, “Bag Lady”, “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)”, and “Window Seat”, among others.
She hasn’t released any new music as a solo artist since 2010, but has worked with such musicians as Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, GZA on the song “Drivin’ Round” in 2012, then with Papoose on the song “Cure” in 2013, while in 2020, she collaborated with Teyana Taylor on the song “Lowkey”.
Erykah has continued to perform, and her recent tour, “Live From Badubotron Tour,” lasted from 2021 to 2022.
As of early 2022, Erykah Badu’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million, earned through her career as a singer/songwriter.
She has faced various negative comments, especially for her support of convicted sex offender R. Kelly.
Erykah has been known for her high-profile relationships. After breaking up with Andre 3000, she dated rapper Common from 2000 to 2002, was then in a relationship with the rapper the DOC, and from 2004 to 2009, dated Jay Electronica. Most recently, she was in a relationship with producer Carl Jones from 2013 to 2018.
Seven Sirius Benjamin’s Father, Andre 3000
Andre 3000 was born as Andre Lauren Benjamin on 27 May 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, the only child of Lawrence Harvey Walker, a collections agent, and his wife, Sharon Benjamin, a real estate seller.
However, his mother raised him alone in Atlanta’s East Point and Buckhead neighborhoods, where he attended various schools, including Northside High School, McClarin Success Academy, and Tri-Cities High School.
While in high school, he befriended Antwan’ Big Boi’ Patton and the two formed Outcast. After finishing high school, they signed a contract with Atlanta-based LaFace record label, and a studio album followed shortly after, entitled “Southernplaylisticadilacmuzik” in 1994. The album achieved platinum status, and the group was named Best New Rap Group of the Year at the 1995 Source Awards.
The group enjoyed success in the late ’90s and early 2000s, with such releases as “ATLiens” (1996), which achieved double platinum status, then “Stankinia” (2000), which achieved multiple platinum status in the US, and “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” (2003), which became their first and only album to top the US Billboard 200 chart, ultimately achieving diamond status in the US, and spawning such hits as “Hey Ya!”, “The Way You Move”, and “Roses”.
The last album released by the group was “Idlewild” from 2006, before they took an hiatus in 2007. They reunited in 2014 for a 20th-anniversary tour, during which they made more than 40 festival appearances worldwide, starting at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Andre 3000 is known for his solo efforts; his debut EP “Look Ma No Hands” came out on 13 May 2018, but before that, he has worked with a number of musicians, including Kelis in 2004 on the song “Millionaire”, then with John Legend on the song “Green Light” in 2008 and with Lloyd in 2011 on the song “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)”.
According to sources, Andre 3000’s net worth has been estimated at around $35 million as of early 2022.
Many have noticed the unquestionable resemblance between Seven and Andre 3000 and have even joked about Seven being his twin brother. Moreover, the father-son duo fans are also asking whether the young star will pursue music as his father has.