He was born July 13 1992 as Dimitri Leslie Roger in Queens, New York City, United Sates of America. He is a rapper, song writer and a record producer. After his parents’ divorce, he moved with his mother to Atlanta at the age of 13. While in New York, he regularly listened to the lyrics of 50 Cent, Notorious BIG, Tupac Shakur and Nas but the list increased when he got to Atlanta. He began to also listen to Young Jeezy and T.I.
Upon launching his musical career, he adopted Black Boy as his stage name and later had to change it to Rich The Kid, a name he uses up till today. Due to his talent and hard work, he has worked with a lot of high profile artistes like Migos, Fetty Wap, Zaytoven, Soulja Boy, Jaden Smith, Bobby Shmurda, Riff Raff, Yo Gotti, Kirko Bangz, Rockie Fresh, Eddie Bears Martin, Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, DJ Carnage, OG Maco, Young Thug and Peewee Longway.
He released his debut solo, titled Been About The Benjamins in 2013. He didn’t rest on his oars after that. He released a collaborative mixtape series titled Streets On Lock with the Migos. Volumes 1 and 2 were released in 2013 but volume 3 was released in 2014.
Later that year, in August precisely, he released another solo mixtape and titled it Feels Good To Be Rich. Two months after he released another single titled On My Way in which he featured artists like Rowdy Rebel, Bobby Shmurda and GS9.
To the surprise of a lot of big players in the industry, Rich The Kid launched his own record label in March 2016. He named it Rich Forever Music. His first signee was Famous Dex. He later signed TheLabCook as the first producer. The first release of the record label is a 15-track album titled Rich Forever Music.
Having gone through his career highlights, it is now logical to outline the secrets of Rich The Kid’s success.
#1 Starting early
Starting early is one of the factors that contributed to his success. He launched his musical career at an early age. So, at 24, he already owns a record label.
There seems to be a big synergy in music production. Rich The Kid seems to have realized this. So, he collaborated with a lot of people. He featured one artist or the other in virtually all his tracks. The result is his success.
#3 He lived moderately
It is not common to see artistes live a moderate life. Most of them live a flamboyant live that eventually affects them later in life. But Rich The Kid was smarter than that.
#4 Hard Work
It is not a coincidence that Forbes named him the hardest working rapper in the game. He is a very hardworking young man who spends most of his life in the studio either working on his own music or collaborating with other artistes.
#5 Early launching of his own label
This is an act every artiste should emulate. He launched his own label at 24. This is a rare fit to achieve. The obvious reason he was able to muster the financial strength for his own label is because he had saved enough money due to his moderate lifestyle.
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