Rapper Polo G Turns Over New Leaf Post-Prison, Now Wants To Be A Role Model

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Who Is Polo G? New Details On Rapper Who Wants To Be A Role Model

Rapper Polo G, also known as Jedian Toles, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. His best-known song is "Pop Out" which has reached over 100 million views on YouTube.

Polo G has gone through quite a lot at such a young age, having been arrested many times. However, he has also accomplished quite a bit by charting a few of his songs on Billboard and reaching millions of views on YouTube. Being a new father, the rapper feels now is as good of a time as any to begin cleaning up his act and start setting a good example for his son, who was born this past summer. His son has given him a new outlook on life and motivation to improve his image. 

“I have to be responsible with my character, my image and my reputation,” he said in an interview with XXL Magazine.  “I know somewhere down the line, he’s gonna be old enough to see what I’m doing and he’s looking up to me. I have to be the best man that I can be for him.” 

Who is Polo G? Read on for all the details.

1. He dropped his debut album this past June

According to XXL MagazinePolo G's debut LP Die a Legend was just released in June. The album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and includes a feature with Bronx rapper Lil Tjay that also earned a spot on the Billboard charts at No. 11. 

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2. He decided to pursue music instead of college

According to XXL Magazine, Polo didn't pursue music seriously until he became a senior in high school. At the time, he considered college and was even accepted to Lincoln University, but decided against it because he didn't want to be a “struggling college student.” He shared with the magazine, “The same day I was supposed to go to college, I ended up hitting the studio and then poppin’ out on the block after that,” he admits. “So, I decided you have to take off as a rapper if you aren’t gonna carry your ass to school.”

3. He got arrested at least six times back-to-back in 2018

According to an interview with DJ Vlad, the rapper was caught in a string of arrests last year and shared that his arrests were due to "petty stuff." One arrest, as told by the rapper,  was due to a high-speed chase involving a stolen car which he eventually crashed, allowing police to easily apprehend him. He shared in the interview that his string of jail time taught him to mature and that jail mates motivated him to clean up his act by living more cautiously.

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4. He’s rumored to be engaged

According to E Daily Buzz, Polo G is currently dating Crystal Blease, but the pair may actually be engaged. He's shared many pictures of her on his Instagram and Twitter accounts and even refers to her as Mrs. Capalot frequently. The engagement rumor escalated after Polo G shared the photo below with a ring emoji on the caption.

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5. He went viral on SoundCloud

Polo G debuted his first 10-track mixtape “Official Polo G. Sound Cloud” just a year ago in May 2018 when the rapper was 19 years old. According to E Daily Buzz, his first hit single “Gang With Me” was played over 3.28 Million times on Soundcloud alone. His following track “Finer Things” also did well and helped boost his career in the music industry.

6. He was one of the opening acts for Cardi B 

One of Polo G’s big breaks came last year when he was one of the opening acts for headliner Cardi B and friends at WGCI’s Big Jam in Chicago. According to Rolling Out, Polo G started the first half of the show among Calboy and Dream Doll, Flipp Dinero and Young Dolph. Kodak Black came up after Torey and looked excited to be performing. Cardi went on next and blew the crowd up. Lil Baby closed out the show.

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Elizabeth Ward is a writing student finishing her bachelor’s at the University of Louisville. She covers news, entertainment, relationships and everything in between.