Peace folks! Here is the first single off of my upcoming album produced entirely by J57 "walk in the sun" set for digital release and double vinyl august 27th via soulspazm records. This first song is called "they don't know" and it features Akie bermiss on the hook. Stay tuned for the video in a couple weeks! Enjoy!!!
Residing in Woodbury NJ, hip-hop artist Rich Quick has been a vital (if underrated) part of the local Philly music scene for over a decade. Today, Rich is readying his newest project, a 5 track ep called Sad Songz on Ben Frank Recordings. Part of stepping up to the national stage was hooking up with formidable production duo STREECE, comprised of producers Stress The White Boy and Chuck Treece. The two have worked with heavy weights from Gym Class Heroes and Ghostface Killah to Lil Wayne and Bahamdia.
The first single off the ep "Travelin Man" which Rich released last month, along with a video, premiered on respect-mag.com and featured on HipHopDX, Skope, and RapReviews. In addition, he released the official remix for the track featuring original verses from Reef the Lost Cauze and Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples).
While Sad Songz contains cuts like "Lonely" and "Cry", Rich insists he wasn't sad while recording the records, rather, "Stress's beats really inspired me so the records don't really come from a place of sadness but more of a place of complex emotion"
Sad Songz demonstrates an artist with emotional depth and a fearlessness in expression. "Say You Love Me is about the women that have been in and out of my life" explains Rich. "When Stress first played the beat, I didn't know what I wanted to do. But when you hear a song with a sample, it gives you a concept right there. How you flip is it is up to you."
Rich is known for his pure, boom-bap style of hip-hop, so sonically, Sad Songz is a departure. "I picked beats that reflected where I was in my life at that moment," says Rich. "I could have picked one of Stress's boom bap beats but I gravitated towards these. I guess you could call this "alternative" but I really try to stay away from categorizing."
Born in New Jersey, Rich has been part of the Philly hip-hop scene for over a decade. In 2002 he released his first solo project, Get Rich Quick and a follow up LP The Movement in 2004. During that time, Rich performed with every Philly legend from The Roots to Freeway to Reef the Lost Cauze, becoming a kid brother of sorts. "I learned a well-rounded view of the art of emceeing, experimenting with song structure, unique rhyme patterns and flows from all the artists who came before me here."
In April 2012 Rich Quick released the mixtape “I'm With The DJ,” hosted by DJ NoPhrillz and Benja Styles which garnered critical acclaim on media outlets like Allhiphop, The Source, RapMusic and more.
During another studio session I decided to turn my thoughts of signing a deal into a song. Ending where my next album, "The Blue Collar Recital", will pick up this is the final fan freebie before my 1st single, "Living Life Check to Check"releases for retail on June 17th via Ingrooves/Fontana!