Jalen Taheen Foster (born February 4, 1997), known professionally as Real Boston Richey, is an American rapper from Tallahassee, Florida. He is currently signed to American rapper Future's record label Freebandz, and is noted for his usage of Michigan-style hip-hop production. His mixtape Public Housing peaked at number 60 on the Billboard 200.
Real Boston Richey
|Birth name||Jalen Taheen Foster|
|Born||February 4, 1997|
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
|Origin||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
Richey began rapping in 2021 after the passing of his cousin and from a suggestion from his close friends. In March 2022, he released his single "Keep Dissing". In August 2022, American rapper Future appeared on his single "Bullseye 2" and gifted Richey a chain after signing him to his Freebandz record label. Also in August 2022, he released a 17-track mixtape titled Public Housing. In October 2022, American rapper Lil Durk appeared on his single "Keep Dissing 2" and its subsequent music video.
Musical style edit
Alphonse Pierre, writing for Pitchfork, describes Real Boston Richey's music style in the following manner: "That out of town influence doesn’t drown out the idiosyncrasies of a Sunshine State MC though; Richey’s regional drawl makes every word feel slurred and he has a natural melody even though he's not singing. Lyrically, he has a lot of the same problems as the drill-leaning scene across the way in Jacksonville, where nothing ever seems to stick out."
Studio albums edit
|Title||Studio album details||Peak chart positions|
|Welcome To Bubba Land||94|
|Title||Mixtape details||Peak chart positions|
|Public Housing, Pt. 2||
Extended plays edit
|Trappin & Finessin||
- Simpson, Paul. "Real Boston Richey - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "REAL BOSTON RICHEY ON DROPPING 'PUBLIC HOUSING,' RELATIONSHIP WITH FUTURE & WANTING TO WORK WITH BAD BUNNY". The Source. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "The Break Presents: Real Boston Richey". XXL. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "Listen to Real Boston Richey's "Keep Dissing": The Ones". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "Billboard 200 Week of September 10, 2022". Billboard. September 10, 2022.
- "FUTURE BLESSES REAL BOSTON RICHEY WITH ICY FBG CHAIN". HipHopDx. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "Real Boston Richey Drops 17-Track Mixtape Public Housing Watch". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- "Real Boston Richey Explains Linking Up With Future & Lil Durk At His Video Shoot: Watch". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2022-11-09.
- @billboardcharts (January 17, 2023). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200... #38, @BostonRichey Public Housing, Pt. 2" (Tweet). Retrieved January 18, 2023 – via Twitter.