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FNF Chop biography: 13 things about Richmond, Virginia rapper born Deonte Gaines

Deonte Gaines is an African-American man from Virginia, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He is a rapper professionally known as FNF Chop. FNF stands for Family Never Folds. (a) (b)
  2. As a rapper, he is managed by FNF Levy and represented by the public relations firm Dark Matter Media. (c)
  3. He is Ronetta Kelecia Gaines‘ son. A single mother, Ronetta raised him and his six siblings in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. (a) (d)
  4. When he was a teenager, his mother relocated the family to housing projects in Richmond, Virginia. (c)
  5. In the mid-2010s, he served time in jail for unlawfully possessing a firearm. (c)
  6. In 2018, he started rapping. At his first paid performance, he met DJ Tootrill, who became his official DJ for his performances. (a)
  7. In 2019, he released “Walk Down.” After the song went viral on TikTok amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020, Alamo Records, Republic Records, Warner Records and Columbia Records contacted him. (a) (b)
  8. In May 2020, he was arrested for parole violation. He was booked into the Richmond City Justice Center. (a) (b)
  9. In October 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19 while inside the Richmond City Justice Center. (a)
  10. In January 2021, he tested positive for COVID-19 again while the Richmond City Justice Center. (a)
  11. In March 2021, his mother attended a video shoot for “Walk Down” at Franklin Military Academy in Richmond. (a)
  12. He was 22 years old when he was producing, directing and appearing in music videos from inside the Richmond City Justice Center in 2021. (b)
  13. In 2021, he released “No Exit,” an extended play with six songs. (b) (d)



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