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Lee Arthur Carter, better known by his stage name Viper (Rapper), is an American rapper, producer, and performer who was born on October 7, 1971. Carter has been making music since he was a young child, but his 2008 album You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack garnered him a lot of online notice.
Viper (Rapper) has gained a cult following as an outsider artist thanks to his prolific output and dedication to self-production, with parallels to rapper Lil B and musician Wesley Willis being made. He is also credited with helping to create cloud rap.
Viper (Rapper) Biography Profile
|Real Name:||Lee Arthur Carter|
|Stage Names:||Lee Dogg, Rapper Viper or Viper (Rapper), Cobra, Diemondback, Vipes|
|Date Of Birth:||October 7, 1971|
|Age:||51 Year’s old in (2023)|
|Place Of Birth:||El Dorado , Arkansas , U.S|
|Occupation:||Actor, Musician, Producer, Song Writer, Rapper|
|Genres:||Hip hop • outsider music • cloud rap • vaporwave • experimental rap • chopped and • screwed|
|Instruments:||FL Studio • Korg Triton • Yamaha Motif • Vocals|
|Lebels:||Rhyme Time • Chamber 38 · Broken Machine
|Year’s Activate:||1997 – present|
|Town Of Origin:||Houston , Texas , U.S.|
|Net Worth In Dollar:||$400,000,000|
|Net Worth In Euro:||€980,000,000|
|Net Worth In Naira:||₦280,000,000 Million|
Viper (Rapper) Early Life
The birthplace of Carter is El Dorado, Arkansas. At age five, he started learning how to perform the piano. He moved to Houston, Texas’s Hiram Clarke area at the age of six and began rapping at the age of nine. He appeared as an actor in Greg Carter, his brother1997 ,’s feature Fifth Ward.
Viper (Rapper) Personal Life
Carter has four children—two with his ex-wife, one delivered in 2002, and the most recent in October 2020. He identifies as “Black Jesus,” declares that he is the second Christ, and professes to be a devoted Christian. Betty Carter, Lee Carter’s mother, passed away in 2021 at the age of 79.
Carter frequently dons what he calls “the hornace (harness) of death,” or “THOD,” which is snug women’s shapewear. He sports several THODs at once and says that the discomfort from the shapewear makes him more determined to be number one. Additionally, Carter claims that in 2016, pneumonia he acquired as a result of donning shapewear almost killed him.
Viper (Rapper) Music Career
Carter allegedly began rapping as a youngster, but his first recorded appearance was as “J-Ride” on the Fifth Ward soundtrack.
On October 7, 2003, Carter released his first album, Lee Dogg, which was later renamed Hustlin’ Thick. At the time, Carter was known as Lee Dogg.
Viper (Rapper) different artists on the liner notes for their contributions, many of whom were at the time signed to the local music label Dope House Records. Carter had numerous plans for collaborations and intended to continue releasing albums under the Lee Dogg moniker, but for reasons that are currently unknown, this never happened.
As a result, Carter changed the names of his album and his artist name retroactively to Hustlin’ Thick and Viper, respectively. As one of the first cloud rap artists, Carter continued to routinely release mixtapes through the CD Baby website in the early 2000s under his Rhyme Time Records label.
As detailed on one of his early tracks, “9900 Haters On The Wall,” where he claimed that out of ten thousand people who heard his albums on the site, only one hundred had purchased them, he expressed frustration at his obscurity and limited exposure throughout this time.
He remained unknown until early 2013, when the 2008 album’s title cut, You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack, was uploaded to YouTube. Since then, it has received over three million views, and soon after, news organizations began to write about him.
By far Carter’s most well-known record is You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack. According to the University of Notre Dame publication The Observer, the album’s shockingly direct title and distinctive album cover caused it to become an internet meme.
Despite being largely independent and lo-fi, the album garnered favorable press in the music industry. The record is described as “a nostalgic and ethereal blend of cloud rap and vaporwave” by Sputnik Music.
According to The Chicago Reader, the record “genius outsider artist. Carter’s outrageously violent and drug-focused lyrics, as well as his overall sonically bizarre nature, are what initially attract people to him on the Internet.”
Since then, Carter has continued to produce music, releasing nearly an album per day on average in 2014, often using recycled or chopped-and-screwed material. He has also given interviews to the local music press and made his music available on Spotify and iTunes.
He has published more than 1,500 albums as of 2020, but only about 15 of those contain only original music. As a joint effort with his new video editor, he launched RapperViper VEVO as a new YouTube account in the beginning of 2019.
Viper (Rapper) List Of Album Music
- Hustlin’ Thick (2003, originally under the name Lee Dogg )
- Ready and…Willing (2006)
- Heartless Hoodlum (2006)
- The Southwest Hooligan (2006)
- You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack (2008)
- The Paper Man (2008)
- The Hiram Clarke Hustler (2009)
- These Rappers Claim They Hard When Them Fags Never Even Seen the Pen (2010)
- 5-9 Piru Music: The Gang, the Album, the Label (2013)
- Kill Urself My Man and I Have The Best Piece and Chain Ever Made! (partially) (2013)
- Rich and NOT Famous (2013)
- Tha Top Malla (2015)
- Death 2 Snitches (EP) (with Nmesh) (2015)
- Death from in Front (2016)
- World Rap Star (with Nolan) (2017)
- Bout tha Money (with Broken Machine Films) (2018)
- They Hate Me Cuz I’m Vaporwave (with Nmesh and KOJA) (2018)
- Shed Skin: Tha Hidden Treasures, Vol. 1 (1997-2017) (2022)
- Thug’s Renditions: Tha Hidden Treasures, Vol. 2 (2017-2018) m (2022)
- Pussy Boy Ill Kill Ya (All I Need Is Tha Money): Tha Hidden Treasures, Vol. 3 (2018-2022) (2022)
- Violent Behaviors Associated With Crack Cocaine Use (Split) (with corruptedhdd) (2022)
- Leftovers: Tha Hidden Treasures, Vol. 4 (EP) (2022)
- Ya’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack (You’ll Cowards Don’t Even Smoke Crack II) (2023)
Viper (Rapper) Discography
His record art, which frequently features plain self-portraits, clip art, and his name and the album title superimposed in plain text, is representative of his low-budget, DIY aesthetic.
In terms of music, Carter is known for his deep vocal, sporadic use of autotune, and slowed-down, low-fidelity, glitchy, and ethereal production that predates cloud rap or the chopped and screwed subgenre that is unique to Carter’s Houston scene.
Viper (Rapper) Net Worth
The net worth of the famous American rapper Viper (Rapper) is estimated to be around $400,000 US Dollar while his net worth in European currency is around €398,000 Euro. Morever the net worth of Viper in Nigeria currency is around ₦280,000,000 Million Naira. He archived his wealth from his professional career according to FamousNetWorth.org