Joél Célestin Filsaime Official portrait in Léogâne, Haiti. 2013-3-26
|Born||September 20, 1984 (age 37)|
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Also known as||Cookie Monstu|
|Origin||Crøîx Païx, Léogâne|
|Residence||Black House (0fficial)|
|Partner(s)||Anya Duvalier (2019–present)|
|Known for||Founder of D-Ploy Records, Fîlsaîme & Co., Bwè Dlø Prentan Natirèl, God's Cleaners & Services, Banque de l'West Indies and A & Associates|
|Net worth||€$19.8 billion (June 2022)|
Joél Célestin Filsaime in Crøîx Païx, Léogâne.
|Mayor of Crøîx Païx
January 19, 2015
|Preceded by:||Position established|
|Alma mater:||McNally Smith College of Music|
Joél Célestin Filsaime (born September 20, 1984), also known artistically as J-Pimp, is a Haitian American billionaire, rapper, recording artist, record producer, songwriter and currently serving as mayor of Crøîx Païx, Léogâne. As of June 2022, his net worth was estimated to be €$19.8 billion, officially ranked him the wealthiest person in Haiti since 2020, also becoming the second-billionaire person in Haiti, behind Gilbert Bigio.
Founded D-Ploy Records along with his brother Nesley Filsaime, who raps under the name Daniel South. He is best known for the release of his fifth independent-label debut album titled The Average Joe, nominated in Billboard magazine as Top 100 most popular albums of 2005, Top 25 albums on the Billboard 200. Part of his early popularity arose from his consistent album releases. He is best known for his complex flows to create a unique blending of hip-hop and chopper-style rap. He also credits several high school friends with encouraging him to get back into the recording studio after listening to his demo tape. His solo work spans several genres, including hip hop, r&b, soul, rap, and freestyle rap.
He is well-known and has gained an audience as an MTV Artists, gaining viewers in Haiti, Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and in the United States, primarily from his influential role in the development of audio mixing Haitian American Hip Hop. He is also the Founder, President, and CEO of D-Ploy Records.
1984–2003: Early life
J-Pimp was born on September 20, 1984 as Joél Filsaime in Boynton Beach, Florida and raised in Delray Beach, Florida., a place infamous in the midst of an immigrant explosion of mostly illegal Haitian immigrants. He attended Calusa Elementary School in Boca Raton, Florida., after being expelled from two different elementary schools. He is the son of Barthol Filsaime, a former construction worker and the late Georgette Oscar Fils-Aimé (née Oscar, b. 7 May 1961 Port-au-Prince - d. 25 January 2019 Léogâne), was a mambo asogwe (vodou). Both parents origins are from Léogâne, Haiti. The family grew a variety of crops and tended livestock on their one-hundred-acre (100 ha) property. His parents migrated to the United States, during the Haiti President for Life Jean-Claude Duvalier regime administration. Splitting his time between the United States and Haiti until settling in West Palm Beach, Florida., along with his two brothers.
He began taking interest in music at an early age, started as a DJ playing a variety of rap music on the morning announcement in Middle school. He won several awards on the track & field team and played defensive back in High school football at Olympic Heights. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic school, but later started began cutting classes to record his music after realizing how much profit he could make distributing his own albums. He grew up in an artistic, but also athletic environment. J-Pimp begun freestyle rapping and recording music at age twelve writing his first rap song.
He originally started off in a four-person hip hop group titled Loud Boyz, serving as one of the front runners of the diversity of music groups within his city region, where he adopted the stage name J-Pimp, later to disbanded the group to pursue a solo career.
In the summer of 2000, he recorded his first EP solo album titled First Start. By the age of sixteen, J-Pimp sign his first record deal with Deathwish Records, but was not with the label for very long. While being scouted for the NFL, he suffered a career ending injury in middle school. In 2001, Following a serious football injury in the 9th grade, he began to consider rapping as a career turned his family garage into a recording studio using two keyboards, drum machine, and a multitracker XR-5. He developed his musical talent and taught himself how to record music from his home studio. In 2002, at age 17 he dropout of high school in the eleventh grade to pursue a career in the music industry, while his passion for recording music became an obsession.
2003–2011: Early life artistry
On March 26, 2003., he founded his own record label D-Ploy Records and recording studio. In 2004, D-Ploy Records (Loud Boyz) made an impact in the music industry as one of the legendary urban underground rap groups on SoundClick for releasing the majority of the hip hop group music as downloads. He was the primary rapper on all of the rap-based tracks that appeared on the album and was responsible for the lyrical content. J-Pimp was also featured in Elton Degré Mondesir album L'anmou Sou Hyway kompa single Ou la la la that made #61 on the World General charts. In early 2005, After graduating from high school from Cornerstone Correspondence 15938 Us Highway 17, Townsend, Georgia, 31331. He released his fifth independent-label album titled The Average Joe by J-Pimp, received generally positive feedback gaining attention in the music industry, which contained the hit singles titled Gotta Get It and Ride 2 Die LOVE featuring Lady Boricua also known as Lady B.
He released his second Mix Tape in January 2006 titled Tha Pimp Of Tha South, which featured Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist Lady B, successful hit single All My Lady's, which received significant plays on radio stations in Puerto Rico and Miami. J-Pimp released his first solo single titled K.O., from his upcoming album titled Florida Finest in 2009, after leaving Crøîx Païx, Léogâne only twelve-days before the Haiti 7.0 earthquake hit the epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department) on January 12, 2010., Later recalling his experience as life changing. J-Pimp commented, "I just was in Haiti a few days ago - Leyogàn radio station interview about my new single (K.O.)". The song K.O. reached #1 in Haitian charts for 19 weeks and is still a popular song playing on commercial radio stations throughout the country.
As of 2010, J-Pimp has released his third Mix Tape entitled Now or Never, including released his first HIP HOP MAGAZINE.
2011–14: Career beginnings
On May 8, 2011., he released his second single and published his first promotional video for his single titled Land Of The Free by J-Pimp, which is offered for sale at Billboard's music store and listed on his sixth studio album titled Florida Finest, his third single titled Presidential Inauguration by J-Pimp earning #82 highest position on radio songs (chart) of the Hot 100, also ranking on the popular website YouTube. Between his fifth and sixth studio albums, he took a seven-year hiatus from releasing albums due to prescription sleeping medication.
In the summer of 2012, J-Pimp undertook a 3-week performance tour through Haiti. All proceeds from the tour were donated to local, private, and church-based orphanages, while confirming he is working on his sixth studio album titled Florida Finest, which will be released in late 2012. He has released several Mix Tapes, Soundtracks, and Greatest Hits as well as Independent albums.
On August 6, 2013., he released D-Ploy Records Presents: J-Pimp Greatest Hits Vol.2, which received positive reviews almost immediately exceeding sales of one hundred thousand copies worldwide. In 2014, he was established as one of the most successful independent record label owners in the world generating approximately $93,000.00 in annual revenue, since 2004.
On November 4, 2014., J-Pimp rose to prominence with his self-released independent debut EP album titled Real Music, as a digital download, which reached over 10,000 downloads within a few hours to critical and commercial success that produced global chart-topping singles such as Rise & Grind has gained insurmountable recognition for his seemingly pristine lyrics and blended of English-based creole rap style, including his successful hit single titled Pussy Poppin' became an international hit single, topping the Top 10 charts on SoundClick and Australia.
2015–present: Breakthrough artist
By the start of 2015, On February 4, 2015., J-Pimp released his first solo single titled Block Music on his Mix Tape Vol.4, as a download on SoundClick, which reached #5 in Bass Rap charts. On February 14, 2015., he published the music video from his SoundClick chart-topping single titled Block Music on the popular website YouTube. In March 2015, J-Pimp announced that the album title of his fourth Mix Tape Vol.4 would not be release until the songs are completed for the album and will be released through SoundClick. In September 2016, he released his fourth Mix Tape Vol.4, album as a free digital download on SoundClick.
On June 15, 2015., J-Pimp released his new single titled AllNite on YouTube, The music video for AllNite (AllNite by J-Pimp) was directed by Nesley Filsaime, and has been gaining much attention on MTV channel in the United States receiving over 10,000 views.
On February 7, 2016., J-Pimp released his third single titled Grind Hard on his Mix Tape Vol.4, released by D-Ploy Records, a SoundClick Top 50 song in HipHop, which earned him his first #1 in Bass Rap charts.
On March 28, 2017., J-Pimp became the first American rapper of Haitian descent theatre directing hip hop short film for Get Guap (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) song by Bruce Bawss The Don & Daniel South, including record producing, motion graphics, and sound recording design for the production making him the first in music video directing history to be a film director, theatre director and creative director.
On July 4, 2019., D-Ploy Records founders 'The Fils-Aime Brothers' and Livelihood founder Ashley Biden have publicly announced their new business venture, which may also be considered a verbal agreement by both companies to re-launch Livelihood clothing brand in the United States and Haiti.
On July 13, 2019., J-Pimp used the nickname "ThaPimpOfThaSouth", during live streaming on social networking service Tagged with over 880 viewers watching live as he freestyle rap, On Top (single) released by D-Ploy Records, a SoundClick Top 25 song in HipHop, which earned him his first #1 in Freestyle charts.
As of August 2019., J-Pimp is among the most critically acclaimed musicians and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 792 million digital records sold worldwide retained by MusicBrainz.
On October 16, 2019., J-Pimp gained further recognition with the collaborative single featuring Nick Crenshaw titled Wake N Pray released by D-Ploy Records, a SoundClick Top 25 song in HipHop, which earned him his second #1 in Freestyle charts the same year.
On January 25, 2020., Exactly one year following his mother's death, J-Pimp inherited private property and €$50,000 as part of a medical malpractice settlement, he also founded a Haiti-based private-equity firm in Crøîx Païx, Léogâne called Fîlsaîme & Co., which provides growth capital investments operating on an international basis.
On February 19, 2020., J-Pimp declared Lakou Eliasën Ulysse his primary residence.
On June 15, 2020., J-Pimp recorded his second single written by Nick Crenshaw, D-Ploy Records released Eazy Jesus for an upcoming EP album, which received positive reviews and earning Top 25 HipHop honors on SoundClick, making this song his third #1 in Freestyle charts.
On January 13, 2021, Cool Points by J-Pimp freestyling single garnered attention in the U.S., breaking the record for the most streams for a song on SoundCloud in its first week of release with over 2.2 million plays.
On January 31, 2021, J-Pimp recorded his first cover song featuring Nick Crenshaw, Blazin' n Loud, published on SoundClick by D-Ploy Records and distributed by Fîlsaîme & Co., the track reached number #1 on the Cover Songs Charts continuously for six weeks and four days overall 46 days. Exactly four weeks later, On February 27, 2021, Blazin’ n Loud (Official Music Video) also premiered on YouTube became popular going viral receiving over 10,000 views in four days.
On May 8, 2021, J-Pimp published his first collaborative single titled Woo Music from his upcoming Mixtape vol.5, released by D-Ploy Records. The collaborative single Woo Music written by Pop Smoke, known as Bashar Jackson, alongside J Blunt and J-Pimp, received positive reviews from music critics and earning Top 20 song in HipHop honors on SoundClick, making this song his fourth #1 in Freestyle charts.
During the summer of 2021, J-Pimp travelled to Phoenix, Arizona on 7th of July for a business venture, within 24-hours he recorded West Coast Music featuring Nick Crenshaw, he released the collaborative single on July 8, 2021 west coast time zone published on July 9, 2021 by D-Ploy Records, earning a SoundClick Top 20 song in HipHop honors, making this song his fifth #1 in Freestyle charts, On July 27, 2021, West Coast Music (Official Music Video) also premiered on YouTube became popular going viral receiving over 10,000 views within a week.
During his Blazin’ n Loud Tour in the State of Georgia on October 31, 2021, J-Pimp published his second collaborative single titled TALK Shit featuring Molly Brazy from his upcoming Mixtape vol.5, released by D-Ploy Records. The collaborative single TALK Shit written by Molly Brazy, originally titled Pop Shit, received positive reviews earning Top 10 song in HipHop honors on SoundClick, making this song his sixth #1 in Freestyle charts continuously for two weeks and three days overall 17 days as constantly peak #1.
On January 25, 2022, New Year by J-Pimp freestyling single reached number #1 on the Freestyle charts, earning a SoundClick Top 20 song in HipHop honors, making this song his seventh #1 in Freestyle charts.
As of February 2022, Mayor Joél Filsaime from City of Crøîx Païx, Léogâne was incredibly proud to have inaugurated the first tournament-ready stadium Crøîx Païx Soccer Pitch as a notable landmark. On February 10, 2022, Mayor Filsaime announced he was running for re-election and officially filed his campaign with the electoral commission in 2022.
As of 21 March 2022, Upon release for Secret Reason by J-Pimp (featuring Nick Crenshaw & Anu Lil Dread) song going viral broke the first-week streaming records on SoundCloud, with 3.0 million streams worldwide.
On April 17, 2022, Dolemite by J-Pimp freestyling single reached number #1 on the Freestyle charts, earning a SoundClick Top 20 song in HipHop honors, making this song his eighth #1 in Freestyle charts.
In 2019, his wealth briefly surpassed €$10 billion and his net worth was reported to be €$12.9 billion officially ranking him the second-billionaire person in Haiti.
As of June 2020, his wealth increased by 47.5% to $13.9 billion, leaving him with a net worth of $14.6 billion and officially became the first Haitian American billionaire, making him the wealthiest person in Haiti since 2020.
In February 2021, J-Pimp was reported to currently have a net worth exceeding $15 billion, his net worth was registered at approximately $15.2 billion and $15.8 billion of 12th June from banking experts of Banque de l'West Indies.
His wealth, in 2020–21 terms, net worth equal that of 5.9 million Haitians yearly revenue. J-Pimp's net worth increased by $3.6 billion from February 2021 to February 2022. His net worth had risen to $19.4 billion as of February 2022 and has been continuing to increased since pre Fîlsaîme & Co. industrial era making him valued at €$19.8 billion as of 4th June.
|Annual estimates of J-Pimp's net worth|
Main data source: World's Billionaires Estimates
Additional reference(s): Fîlsaîme & Co. Billionaires Index
According to unconfirmed reports, J-Pimp (rapper) is currently in a relationship with Anya Duvalier, including is rumored to have endorse her brother Nicolas Duvalier 2022 presidential campaign in Haiti. In early August 2020, After breaking off the affair with Ashley Biden, the daughter of Vice President Joe Biden, J-Pimp began seeing Angela Simmons.
Awards and nominations
|2003||The Ringer||PIMP WAYZ VOL 1.||The Best Albums of 2003||Won|
|2005||Billboard (magazine)||The Average Joe||Top 100 most popular albums||Won|
|2016||SoundClick||Grind Hard||Bass Rap Charts||Won|
|2019||SoundClick||On Top||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2019||SoundClick||Wake N Pray||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2020||SoundClick||Eazy Jesus||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2021||SoundClick||Blazin' n Loud||Cover Songs Charts||Won|
|2021||SoundClick||Woo Music||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2021||SoundClick||West Coast Music||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2021||SoundClick||TALK Shit||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|2021||SoundClick||Spirit in Disguise||Christian Rap Charts||Won|
|2022||SoundClick||New Year||Freestyle Charts||Won|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|US||US R&B||UK||US BG 200||US Rap||US R&B HipHop||R&B||HT|
|2012||Presidential Inauguration||82||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||Florida Finest|
|2020||Pussy Punisher||69||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||Pussy Punisher|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|Hectic World||2002||Studio||Loud Boyz||J-Pimp|
|PIMP WAYZ VOL 1.||2003||Studio||D-Ploy Records||J-Pimp|
|The Average Joe||2005||Studio||D-Ploy/CD Baby||J-Pimp|
|The World Is Yours||2017||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
|Master of Ceremony||2018||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
|PIMP WAYZ VOL 1.||2020||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
|Pimp Next Door||2021||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
|Tha Pimp Of Tha South||2020||Studio||Fîlsaîme & Co.||J-Pimp|
|Live Performance in Haiti (Live)||2020||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
|West Coast Music||2021||Studio||D-Ploy||J-Pimp|
- Greatest Hits Vol.2 (2013)
- 2004: Mixtape vol.1 (Loud Boyz Ent.)
- 2006: Mixtape vol.2 (Tha Pimp Of Tha South)
- 2010: Mixtape vol.3 (Now or Never)
- 2016: Mixtape vol.4 (Prince-au-Léogâne)
As a headliner
- Blazin’ n Loud Tour (2021)
- Dolemite Tour (2022)
- 2015: J-Pimp - K.O. (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
- 2015: J-Pimp - AllNite (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
- 2016: J-Pimp - Rise & Grind (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
- J-Pimp on MusicBrainz
- J-Pimp on ArtistEcard
- J-Pimp on Cash App
- J-Pimp on PayPal
- J-Pimp on Venmo
- J-Pimp on Everipedia
- J-Pimp on SocialBlade
- J-Pimp on SoundCloud
- J-Pimp on Audiomack
- J-Pimp on Freebase
- J-Pimp on AllMusic
- J-Pimp on Pandora
- J-Pimp on YouTube
- J-Pimp on Apple Music
- J-Pimp on CD Universe
- J-Pimp on Amazon Music
- J-Pimp on Amazon Prime
- J-Pimp on IMDb
- J-Pimp on Shazam
- J-Pimp on Songkick
- J-Pimp on Napster
- J-Pimp on Last.fm
- J-Pimp on Tidal
- J-Pimp on Spotify
- J-Pimp on iHeartRadio
- J-Pimp on OnlyFans
- J-Pimp on TikTok
- J-Pimp on Genius
- J-Pimp on MyTuner Radio
|Ancestors of J-Pimp|
|Mayor of Crøîx Païx
January 19, 2015 - present