Rich Homie Quan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Rich Homie Quan
Birth nameDequantes Lamar
Born(1989-10-04) October 4, 1989 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsT.I.G. Entertainment, Def Jam Recordings
Associated actsGucci Mane, Trinidad James
Websiterichhomiequan.com
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Rich Homie Quan
Birth nameDequantes Lamar
Born(1989-10-04) October 4, 1989 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsT.I.G. Entertainment, Def Jam Recordings
Associated actsGucci Mane, Trinidad James
Websiterichhomiequan.com

Dequantes Lamar (born October 4, 1989), better known by his stage name Rich Homie Quan is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia signed to T.I.G Entertainment.[1][2]

Early life

Rich Homie Quan played baseball at Decatur, Georgia's Ronald E. McNair High School with aspirations to play professionally. After high school, when his baseball career did not materialize, he began rapping and got a job at a nearby airport. When he lost his job, Quan got involved in illegal activities which eventually led to him serving 15 months in prison for burglary.[3]

Musical career

The song "Differences" was the first single from his 2012 mixtape Still Going In.[1] In 2013, he toured with Trinidad James.[4] He was also featured on Gucci Mane's 2013 album Trap House III on the songs "I Heard", "Can't Trust Her" and "Chasin' Paper" featuring Young Thug. Reviewing his single "Type of Way", The New York Times wrote that he is "part of Atlanta’s rising generation of rappers—think Future, Young Thug, Young Scooter—who deliver lines with melody and heart, like singers on the verge of a breakdown."[5] The song has peaked at number 50 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[6] Still Goin' In (Reloaded) would be named the tenth best mixtape of 2013 by Rolling Stone.[7]

"Type of Way" would be released to iTunes by Def Jam Recordings in August 2013, suggesting him signing to the legendary hip hop record label.[8] Quan was also featured on the song "My Nigga" by YG also featuring Young Jeezy, which peaked at number 19 on the Hot 100.[6] He was also featured on 2 Chainz' second studio album B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, on the song "Extra". In September 2013, he confirmed that he was 30% done with his debut album.[9] His mixtape I Promise I'll Never Stop Going In was released on November 26, 2013.[10] The 2013 Michigan State Spartans football team adopted "Type of Way" as an anthem, and Quan joined them on the sidelines in a green jersey at the 100th Rose Bowl, while also participating in their post-game locker-room celebration singing "Type of Way".[11]

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected details
TitleAlbum details
I Go In On Every Song
  • Released: April 4, 2012
Still Goin In
  • Released: August 27, 2012
Still Goin In (Reloaded)
  • Released: February 8, 2013
I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
  • Released: November 26, 2013

Singles

As lead artist

TitleYearPeak chart positionAlbum
US
[6]
US
R&B/HH

[12]
US
Rap
"Difference"2013Still Goin In (Reloaded)
"Type of Way"50128

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
[6]
US
R&B/HH

[12]
US
Rap
UK
[13]
"My Nigga"[14]
(YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan)
2013195353My Krazy Life
"Ghetto"
(August Alsina featuring Rich Homie Quan)
Downtown: Life Under the Gun
"I Know"
(Yo Gotti featuring Rich Homie Quan)
201412546I Am
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
US
R&B
"Choices"201358Still Goin' In (Reloaded)

References

  1. ^ a b Delerme, Felipe (11 February 2013). Rich Homie Quan, “Differences”
  2. ^ Markman, Rob (June 14, 2013). "Rich Homie Quan Ready For 'His Chance' At Birthday Bash". MTV. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/show-prove/2013/10/migos-rich-homie-quan-iamsu-show-and-prove/2/
  4. ^ Fears, Tawni (30 January 2013). 3 Questions With: Trinidad James’ Label Mate Rich Homie Quan, AllHipHop.com
  5. ^ Caramanica, Jon (5 May 2013). "In the Company of Rap, Garage Rock and a Country Firebrand", The New York Times, p. AR10. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d http://www.billboard.com/artist/5245566/rich-homie-quan/chart
  7. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-best-mixtapes-of-2013-20131209/rich-homie-quan-still-goin-in-reloaded-19691231
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/type-of-way-single/id692541046
  9. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/10/rich-homie-quan-will-drop-new-mixtape-end-year/
  10. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2013/11/rich-homie-quan-last-week
  11. ^ http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2013/12/rapper_rich_homie_quan_reaches.html
  12. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/5245566/rich-homie-quan/chart?f=367
  13. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/yg%20featuring%20young%20jeezy%20%26%20rich%20homie%20quan/
  14. ^ Amaya (2013-09-17). "YG "My Nigga" Ft. Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan is Available On iTunes Now!". Def Jam. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – YG – MY HITTA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 18, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

External links