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Happy Birthday, Rich The Kid!

Nickie Lee Rose
Nickie Lee Rose

Today, July 13, is the birthday of Atlanta-hailing rapper Rich The Kid! Rich turns 25 today.

Born Dimitri Roger, Rich got in the rap game early, releasing his debut mixtape Been About The Benjamins in 2013. Rich soon caught the attention of ATL indie label and management company Quality Control, the same company that housed artists like Migos and OG Maco. In 2014, Rich collabed with the likes of Young Thug, Rockie Fresh, Kirko Bangz, Yo Gotti and Riff Raff on his second tape Feels Good To Be Rich and linked with Migos for a collaborative mixtape. Rich is known for his continuous work ethic. In the last four years, Rich has made it a point to get in the studio with just about everybody—from Justin Bieber to PartyNextDoor to Wiz Khalifa—and keep fans supplied with a steady stream of music. In addition to being an artist, Rich started his own label, Rich Forever, in 2016, which operates under 300 Entertainment. To date, Rich has signed two artists to his roster, Famous Dex and Jay Critch. The trio dropped their latest mixtape Rich Forever 3 in June.

In June 2017, Rich The Kid took his hustle to the next level by signing with Interscope Records. “I was talking to different labels, Columbia, RCA , Epic,” Rich told XXL soon after signing. “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.”

Happy Birthday, Rich!

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