There are all genres of music, and rap music stands out to be among the most famous genre of music among young people. Although Papoose might not sound so familiar to many people, to the lovers of rap music, they know him well for sure. Papoose is a great rapper who has released a number of albums so far.

Quick Biography

Papoose was born Shamele Mackie on 5th March 1978 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is the son of Irene Mackie. He grew up without any information about who his dad was, but that didn’t deter him from achieving his goals in life.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Shamele Mackie
Age: 44 years old
Birth Date: 5 March 1978
Birth Place: Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: Christianity
Parents: Irene Mackie
Spouse: Reminisce Mackie
Children: Dejanae Mackie
Height: 1.80 m
Weight: 70 kg
Profession: Rapper
Net Worth in 2022: $500 thousand

Papoose is at the prime of his life as he is 44 years old. His height is estimated to be approximately 1.80 m.

Education, School/College University

Papoose’s childhood life seems to be a bit complicated. At the same time, he has tried to keep much of his early life, including his school life away from the public limelight.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Papoose is the son of Irene Mackie, and he is a Christian, although not very committed. Papoose is an American of African-American ethnicity (Liberian descent) and not active politically. No name of his siblings, but it is clear that Pierre Bourne, who is a multi-platinum producer, is his cousin.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Papoose With Wife Reminisce Mackie
Papoose With Wife Reminisce Mackie

Papoose is a married man and a good example of what true love is all about. He and his wife Reminisce Mackie have a very interesting story. Reminisce Mackie, who is Papoose’s wife, was accused of murder in 2007 and was taken to court for the same purpose. She pleaded not guilty many times, but in 2007, she was convicted and jailed.

Reminisce Mackie was jailed when they were planning to wed on a Yacht with their friends. Their wedding, however, didn’t push through, and Papoose decided to wed his wife in prison. He married her in a courtroom before she was convicted. The two have a daughter by the name Dejanae Mackie.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 2008
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Papoose Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Remy Ma ( m. 2008)
Kids: Dejanae Mackie

Professional Life and Career

Papoose was given that nickname by his grandmother, who loved him very much. Papoose, which means a Native American Child, has remained his stage name to date. He loved music when he was still a young boy, but his star in music shone brighter after ‘Roots of Evil,’ which was Kool G Raps album was released in 1998. However, this wasn’t good enough for him, and he decided to do his own album, and he did that in 1999.

Papoose’s first single was titled ‘Thug Connection/Alphabetical Slaughter. However, it was not well received as he expected. He tried making deals with different records to no avail. Therefore, he decided to work on selling his own mixtapes. He committed himself to this, and on 24th August 2006, his hard work paid off.

Jive Records gave him a chance, and he released an album which he called ‘The Nacirema Dream which is “American” spelled backward. He has managed to release several other mixtapes after that, although he cut his ties with Jive Records.

Awards & Nominations

Best Underground Artist by Justo Mixtape Award.

Papoose Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Papoose Net Worth
Papoose Net Worth

Papoose is a successful rap musician who is self-driven and committed to his career. During his years in the music industry, he has managed to raise approximately $500 thousands net worth as of August 2022. His main source of income is from the sale of his music albums.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

He was engaged to be married to his girlfriend and fiancée Reminisce Mackies, but unfortunately, Reminisce Mackie was arrested before their wedding. For that reason, he was forced to marry her when still in prison. This, however, didn’t work out as he was barred from visiting her for six months after he was caught trying to sneak a key to her.

When Reminisce Mackie was released from prison, a lady claimed that Papoose dated her, and together they have a child. Reminisce Mackie, however, says she trusts her husband, and she knows those are just empty rumors.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 1.6 million fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 179k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 1.7M followers while on YouTube, he has around 2.1M subscribers.

Although Papoose’s net worth is not yet in millions, it is expected to go higher in the coming years. This is because he now has enough time to focus on his singing career since his wife is finally out of jail. Papoose is also a great example of true love as he stood with his wife when she was in prison until the last minute.


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