Coming up in the city’s notorious West Side, Tony Rich, formerly known as Richie Rich, made his name within Chicago’s rap scene, recognized immediately as one of the hottest artists in the city.
“I always wanted to make music. When people hear me, I want them to feel motivated, I want them to go cop that Benz, move they mama out the hood, and give back to the people that helped put them in position to win.”
It was the way he talked about what he was doing, through a series of singles, each more polished than the last, which gave wings to his potential. His willingness to experiment with his flow, his delivery, and his ability to pull off different rap styles put him head and shoulders above the competition.
Today in particular, Chicago is a city where the people could use something to believe in, something to push them through their pain. It’s a place whose rich mix of culture and musical history has been taken over by a wave of crime and tragedy.
Tony Rich has graced the blogs of HotNewHipHop, DJSCREAMTV, DirtyGlove, MsRiverCity, Hoodrich DJ’s, and many more.
Tony Rich is on radio rotation with the track, “Crash The Porsche”