Nardo Wick’s stock has risen since his breakout hit “Who Want Smoke?” put him on the radar of rap connoisseurs. He’s seeing a lot of money come his way, and he appears to be enjoying it, especially when he’s not that far removed from his old life.
During a recent visit to the Big Facts Podcast, Wick reflected on his past upbringing and how life is different for him now. According to Wick, there was a point in his life where he thought robbing people was way more lucrative than having a real job. Now that he’s a full-time rapper, he’s ditched that mindset.
“I would just look at it like I would go rob a n-gga and get this much, why would I go to work,” Wick said. “But you got to think, for real though, if I go do this to somebody and get $7,000 or $5,000, why I’m finna go to work for two weeks and make $500, hell nah.”
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The hosts of the Big Facts Podcast chuckled at Nardo’s admission, but the 19-year-old rap star was serious as he could be. Fortunately, he doesn’t have to rob anyone anymore, given he’s one of the brightest young rappers in the game.
Nardo Wick proved that last month when he earned his first platinum plaque for “Who Want Smoke?” from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song grew legs on social media, specifically TikTok. It became so popular Lil Durk, G Herbo and 21 Savage lent their voices to the remix, which peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Wick took to his Instagram to announce the news by simply appreciating his fans for all the support: “I Preciate y’all,” he wrote in the caption.
Check out the full episode of Nardo Wick visiting the Big Facts Podcast below.