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Dimitri Leslie Roger (born July 13, 1992),[1] better known by his stage name Rich the Kid (stylized Rich The Kid),[2] is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. On June 9, 2017, Rich the Kid announced that he had signed to Interscope Records.[3] His debut album The World Is Yours (Rich the Kid album) was released on March 30, 2018.

Rich The Kid
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Rich the Kid performing in December 2017
Background information
Birth name Dimitri Leslie Roger
Born (1992-07-13) July 13, 1992 (age 25)
Queens, New York City, U.S.
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • record executive
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
• Chipper da Bo$$
Website richforevermusic.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Dimitri Leslie Roger was born in Queens, New York.[4] He is of Haitian descent and grew up speaking Haitian Creole fluently.[5][6] After his parents' divorce, Roger moved with his mother to Woodstock, Georgia, a suburb 30 minutes north of Atlanta, when he was 13.[6][7] Roger said he grew up listening to Nas, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. & 50 Cent, but after moving to Woodstock, he started listening to T.I. & Young Jeezy.[6] His first rap name was Black Boy The Kid,[4] but later changed it to Rich the Kid. He attended Elmont Memorial Junior – Senior High School in Elmont, New York.[8]

CareerEdit

In 2013, he released his debut solo mixtape, Been About the Benjamins,[1] and later that year released a collaborative mixtape series with Migos called Streets On Lock (volume 1 and 2), with volume 3 being released in 2014.[1] His 2nd solo mixtape titled Feels Good 2 Be Rich was released in August 2014, and featured artists Young Thug, Rockie Fresh, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti & RiFF RaFF.[9] In November 2014, Rich the Kid released the single "On My Way" featuring GS9 artists, Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel.[10]

 
Rich The Kid performing in May 2015

Rich the Kid's first release in 2015 was a collaborative mixtape titled Still On Lock with Migos.[11] In August 2015, he released Flexxin on Purpose. The 14-track project featured collaborations with Fetty Wap, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Young Dolph, 2 Chainz and Peewee Longway.[12] Rich the Kid and iLoveMakonnen released Whip It, featuring 8 tracks on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, with guest spots from Rome Fortune, Migos, T-Wayne and Key!.[13][14] The next month Dabbin' Fever was released on Christmas Eve 2015, with features from Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Kodak Black and Migos.[15] He released his Trap Talk mixtape in April 2016, which features Kodak Black, PartyNextDoor, Ty Dolla Sign, Migos, and 21 Savage.[16] In May 2017, he collaborated as a featured artist on the Diplo song "Bankroll.", which also features Rich Brian and Young Thug.[17][18][19][20]

On June 9, 2017, Rich the Kid announced that he had signed to Interscope Records.[21] In an interview with XXL, Rich the Kid talked about his decision on signing with Interscope:[3]

"I was talking to different labels, Columbia, RCA, Epic, I decided not to sign with Epic even after L.A. Reid offered me a crazy deal. [Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope] Manny Smith & Interscope CEO John Janick understand me and my vision for myself and also my label. Interscope gave me the opportunity to take over the game completely and that's what I'm going to do."

Rich The Kid released the single "New Freezer" featuring Kendrick Lamar on September 26, 2017.[22] The song was certified Platinum on March 27, 2018 by the RIAA.[23] His debut album was released on March 30, 2018 with guest appearances of Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and more.[24]

Rich Forever MusicEdit

Rich Forever Music
Parent company Universal
Founded 2013
Founder Rich the Kid
Status Active
Distributor(s)
Country of origin United States
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Official website richforevermusic.com

In March 2016, Rich The Kid started his own record label called Rich Forever Music.[25][26] The label's first artist signed up was Chicago based Famous Dex.[27] Rich The Kid also signed his first producer to Rich Forever Music, The Lab Cook[28] Rich The Kid signed his second artist J $tash. The record label's 1st release was a 15-track compilation titled Rich Forever Music, and featured Offset, Skippa Da Flippa, Lil Yachty & OG Maco. Shortly after the release, J $tash has parted ways with the label. Rich Forever Music released their second project Rich Forever 2 in July 2016, a collaborative mixtape between Rich The Kid & Famous Dex, with collaborations from Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Young Thug, Jaden Smith & Playboi Carti.

In June 2016, Rich The Kid signed a deal with 300 Entertainment to become a parent company for Rich Forever Music.[29]

In November 2016, Rich The Kid signed Brooklyn rapper Jay Critch to his label.[30]

The label released their third compilation Rich Forever 3 on June 16, 2017.[31]

In January 2018, It was rumored that Rich The Kid signed Texas rapper YBN Almighty Jay to his label. YBN Almighty Jay later denied this on a Twitch livestream with DJ Akademiks. [32]

ArtistsEdit

  • Rich The Kid (Founder & CEO)
  • Famous Dex
  • Jay Critch

Former artistsEdit

  • J $tash

ProducersEdit

  • The Lab Cook
  • Laron

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rich The Kid". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rich The Kid". iTunes. Retrieved 8 December 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Rich The Kid Signs to Interscope Records – XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b Petrarca, Emilia (July 15, 2016). "Following Rapper Rich the Kid Around Men's Fashion Week". W Magazine. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ Peisner, David (January 21, 2015). "The Lowdown on Atlanta Hip-Hop Label Quality Control's Young Hot Squad -- From Migos to OG Maco". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Diep, Eric (December 2, 2013). "The Break Presents: Rich The Kid". XXL Magazine. Retrieved November 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Ramirez, Erika (December 23, 2014). "Rich the Kid, 'From the Streets': Exclusive Video Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  8. ^ KID, RICH THE (2014-03-25). "@HandsomeBobby5 yea went to elmont & Alden Terrace". @richthekid. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  9. ^ Lilah, Rose (August 14, 2014). "Rich The Kid – Feels Good To Be Rich [New Mixtape]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ Lyons, Patrick (November 4, 2014). "Rich The Kid – On My Way Feat. Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Still On Lock by Migos & Rich The Kid". Spinrilla. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  12. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (October 22, 2015). "Migos x Rich The Kid "Streets On Lock 4" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist, Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  13. ^ Fresh, Mikey (November 26, 2015). "Stream Rich The Kid & ILoveMakonnen's 'Whip It Mixtape'". Vibe Magazine. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  14. ^ Spanos, Brittany (June 29, 2016). "Watch Steve Aoki, Rich the Kid, ILoveMakonnen Host Rager in 'How Else' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  15. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (December 25, 2015). "Rich The Kid "Dabbin Fever" Mixtape Stream, Cover Art, Tracklist & Download". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  16. ^ Rys, Dan (April 19, 2016). "Stream Rich The Kid's New 'Trap Talk' Mixtape: Premiere". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  17. ^ Spanos, Brittany (11 May 2017). "Hear Justin Bieber Rap on Diplo's Rubbery New Song 'Bankroll'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  18. ^ Darville, Jordan (11 May 2017). "Listen To Justin Bieber Rap On Diplo's 'Bankroll' With Rich The Kid And Young Thug". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  19. ^ Diplo – Bank Roll Feat. Justin Bieber, Young Thug & Rich The Kid | Stream [New Song], retrieved 2017-05-12 
  20. ^ Bein, Kat (11 May 2017). "Listen to Justin Bieber Rap on Diplo's 'Bankroll' Collab With Young Thug & Rich the Kid". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  21. ^ *Please enter your name. "Rich The Kid Signs to Interscope Records – XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10. 
  22. ^ https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/kendrick-lamar-joins-rich-the-kid-on-new-freezer-new-song.1975786.html
  23. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&ar=RICH+THE+KID&ti=NEW+FREEZER+%28FEAT.+KENDRICK+LAMAR%29
  24. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2018/02/rich-the-kid-chris-brown-lil-wayne-more-upcoming-album/
  25. ^ Mansell, Henry (March 7, 2016). "Rich The Kid Launches Rich Forever Music; Unveils First Signee". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  26. ^ Robertson, Darryl (April 5, 2016). "Rich The Kid Introduces His Label With 'Rich Forever Music' Mixtape". Vibe Magazine. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  27. ^ Ivey, Justin (March 8, 2016). "Rich The Kid Signs Famous Dex to His New Label". XXL Magazine. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  28. ^ Smith, Trevor (April 4, 2016). "Rich The Kid – Rich Forever Music". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 17, 2016. 
  29. ^ Lee, Craig (July 5, 2016). "Rich The Kid Delivers 'Rich Forever 2' Mixtape". The Source. 
  30. ^ C.M Emmanuel (December 1, 2016). "Rich The Kid and Jay Critch Got a Hit With "Did It Again (Remix)"". XXL Magazine. 
  31. ^ Goddard, Kevin (2017-06-02). "Rich The Kid Reveals Tracklist For 'Rich Forever 3'". Hotnewhiphop.com. Retrieved 2017-06-06. 
  32. ^ J. Mehta (January 16, 2018). "YBN ALMIGHTY JAY SIGNS TO TO RICH FOREVER ENT". ELEVATOR Magazine. 

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