Hayden Inacio is an American hip-hop artist, YouTube star, and social media personality. He is more popular by his professional name, Bankrol Hayden. A California native, Hayden has always been interested in music. In November 2017, he set up his YouTube channel and posted the music video for his and his friend Cal’s track, ‘Ride with You’. It did not take him long to find a loyal group of audience for his music. Since then, that group has grown exponentially. In late 2017, he was involved in a major accident that received much media coverage. Following the accident, his popularity grew manifold. Hayden has put out several tracks, including ‘Nice for What’, ‘Drumsticks’, ‘28’, ‘29’, ‘Bestfriend’, ‘Sandlott’, and ‘B.A.N.K.R.O.L.’ He has accumulated over a half a million followers on Instagram, tens of thousands of subscribers on YouTube, and several thousand followers on Twitter.
Hayden has been making music for several years. He has sung covers of several popular songs. In April 2017, he put out the original track, ‘Humble’. Produced by BubbaGotBeatz, the track gave the young hip-hop artist his first taste of fame. On November 22, 2017, a week prior to his near-fatal accident, he and his friend Cal released ‘Ride with You’, a track that sampled OutKast’s ‘Sorry Mrs Jackson’.
He put out his next track, ‘Drumsticks’ (featuring MBO ZAY), on May 1, 2018. The accident had garnered him some attention, and people soon realised that he was an aspiring rapper. His social media following almost doubled overnight. With the success of ‘Drumsticks’, Hayden was able to establish himself as a promising young hip-hop artist. In January 2018, he put out the single ‘28’, which was followed by his most successful track to date, ‘29’, in May.
His song ‘Bestfriend’ was released on SoundCloud in August 2018. In December, he released the track ‘Sandlott’, the music video for which was directed by TheRealJayPusha. Hayden has also put out ‘Nice for What Remix’. In 2019, he released his latest track ‘B.A.N.K.R.O.L’.
The oldest photograph on his Instagram was posted on January 8, 2018. Since then, the platform has served as yet another medium through which he shares his music with his audience. These days, each of his posts receives hundreds of thousands of likes. On April 20, 2019, he shared a suicide prevention video clip, which has since garnered more than a million likes.
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Family & Personal Life
Bankrol Hayden was born on September 30, 2001, in Modesto, California, USA and grew up along with his two siblings. Since he was a child, he was deeply passionate about music and wanted to pursue a career as a hip-hop artist.
On November 29, 2017, he was returning home from the studio with 16-year-old Britaney Elvira Gomez and 14-year-old Julian Ramirez when their Mercedes Benz collided with a Ford, killing one of its two occupants, 54-year-old mother Sherri Cooley, on the spot. The other occupant, 21-year-old daughter Megan Cooley, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. Hayden, Gomez, and Ramirez were admitted into the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The police subsequently discovered that Gomez was driving the car while she was under the influence of marijuana. After she received medical clearance, she was arrested on the charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence. A year later, prosecutors filed murder charges against her.
After the accident, Hayden underwent multiple surgeries and was forced to spend a month at the hospital and another six months at his home. At one point, he was blamed for the accident but later was cleared of the charges. Hayden became the subject of some attention following the tragic incident. As people came to know more about him, they learned about his music. Since then, he has witnessed a meteoric rise in his own career.