Backxwash, born Ashanti Mutinta, is a Zambian-Canadian rapper and producer known for her blend of horrorcore, rap metal, trap, and alternative hip hop.
With her intense style of music, Backxwash has gained recognition and acclaim in the music industry. She rose to prominence with her award-winning album, “God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It,” which won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2020.
- Full Name: Ashanti Mutinta
- Nickname: Backxwash
- Date of Birth: October 4, 1991
- Age: 32 years
- Gender: Female
- Place of Birth: Lusaka, Zambia
- Nationality: Zambian-Canadian
- Profession: Rapper, producer
- Height: 1.53m
- Parents: N/A
- Siblings: N/A
- Spouse: N/A
- Children: N/A
- Relationship Status: N/A
- Net Worth: $3 million
Early Life & Education
Ashanti Mutinta, currently 32, was born in Lusaka, Zambia, on October 4, 1991. She grew up in Lusaka before later moving to Canada.
Not much is known about her family background, including her parents, siblings, and early childhood. However, it is worth mentioning that she discovered her passion for music at a young age.
Mutinta’s educational journey led her to pursue a degree in computer science at a university in British Columbia, Canada.
At 17, she decided to move to Canada to further her education. It was during her time in Canada that she began honing her skills as a rapper and producer.
Backxwash has kept the public in the dark regarding her love life and relationships. In 2018, she made the revelation that she was transgender.
Backxwash’s music career started gaining momentum after she relocated to Montreal, Quebec. She began performing at jam nights and showcasing her talents in the local music scene.
In 2018, she released her debut extended play (E.P.), “F.R. E.A.K.S.” This marked the beginning of her journey as a professional musician.
The same year, Backxwash released another E.P. called “Black Sailor Moon.” This E.P. showcased her unique musical style and gained attention from fans and critics alike.
Around this time, she also publicly came out as transgender, which further added to her artistic identity and message.
In May 2020, Backxwash released her second full-length album, “God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It.”
This album was a critical success, blending hip-hop, heavy metal, and post-rock elements. Backxwash’s unapologetic and powerful lyrics and her experimentation with various genres solidified her as an innovative force in the music industry.
Following the success of her second album, Backxwash released her third full-length album, “I Lie Here Buried with My Rings and My Dresses,” in June 2021.
The album received positive reviews and further showcased her evolution as an artist. It was later longlisted for the 2022 Polaris Music Prize, solidifying her status as one of Canada’s most promising talents.
Backxwash has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Her success in the music industry and critical acclaim and awards have contributed to her financial prosperity.
- Instagram handle: @backxwash
- Twitter handle: @backxwash
- God Has Nothing to Do with This Leave Him Out of It
- I Lie Here Buried with My Rings and My Dresses
- Black Sailor Moon
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