Rich Homie Quan

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Rich Homie Quan
RichHomieQuanUnderTheInfluence.jpg
Rich Homie Quan performing at the Under the Influence of Music Tour on August 3rd, 2014.
Background information
Birth nameDequantes Lamar
Born(1989-10-04) October 4, 1989 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsT.I.G. Entertainment
Associated actsGucci Mane, Migos, Trinidad James, Young Thug
Websiterichhomiequan.com
 
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Rich Homie Quan
RichHomieQuanUnderTheInfluence.jpg
Rich Homie Quan performing at the Under the Influence of Music Tour on August 3rd, 2014.
Background information
Birth nameDequantes Lamar
Born(1989-10-04) October 4, 1989 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2011–present
LabelsT.I.G. Entertainment
Associated actsGucci Mane, Migos, Trinidad James, Young Thug
Websiterichhomiequan.com

Dequantes Lamar (born October 4, 1989), better known by his stage name Rich Homie Quan is an American 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 debut 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 the iTunes Store by Def Jam Recordings in August 2013, suggesting him signing to the well known hip hop record label.[8] However Rich Homie Quan is still independent at the moment and is considering signing with Cash Money Records. [9] 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.[10] His mixtape I Promise I'll Never Stop Going In was released on November 26, 2013.[11] It was supported by the single "Walk Thru" featuring Problem.[12] 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".[13] He was named to the 2014 XXL freshman class.[14]

Artistry

Influences

In an interview for XXL Rich Homie Quan stated hes a fan of Dirty South rap citing Lil Boosie, T.I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Kilo Ali, Outkast & Goodie Mob among his influences.[15]

Personal life

On May 6, 2014, Rich Homie Quan came home to Atlanta to shoot the video for his single "Walk Thru" with LA rapper Problem. Hours later, it was reported that he had two "seizures," falling and "cracking his head" on set, according to TMZ. Rich Homie Quan cleared up the rumors sending Billboard an exclusive statement, "I just want to thank my fans and everyone who has called concerned about me. I want to clear up two things, after being in 3 states in 3 days, up early having to shoot my video for "Walk Thru" and even sleeping in between scenes on top of filming in this humid Atlanta heat, I fainted and hit my head. It's no secret that I do turn up, I don't deny that but I'm not addicted to anything including drugs nor was I leaning at the shoot. The media is gonna put fake stories out there but I just want to let my fans know that I'm good and recovering. The second thing is, I promised I will never stop going in and I mean that."[16]

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes with selected details
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
R&B/HH
I Go In On Every Song
  • Released: April 4, 2012
  • Format: Digital download
Still Goin In
  • Released: August 27, 2012
  • Format: Digital download
Still Goin In (Reloaded)
  • Released: February 8, 2013
  • Format: Digital download
Trust God Fuck 12
(with Gucci Mane)
  • Released: October 17, 2013
  • Label: 1017 Records, 101 Distribution
  • Format: Digital download
I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
  • Released: November 26, 2013
  • Format: Digital download
42
Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1
(with Birdman & Young Thug)

Singles

As lead artist

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

[17]
US
Rap
"Difference"2013Still Goin In (Reloaded)
"Type of Way"50128
"Walk Thru"
(featuring Problem)
2014743120I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In
"Blah Blah Blah"

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

[17]
US
Rap
UK
[18]
"My Nigga"[19]
(YG featuring Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan)
2013195353My Krazy Life
"Ghetto"
(August Alsina featuring Rich Homie Quan)
11537Downtown: Life Under the Gun
"I Know"
(Yo Gotti featuring Rich Homie Quan)
1013119I Am
"New Atlanta"
(Migos featuring Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug)
2014No Label 2
"Lifestyle"[21]
(Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan)
1743TBA
"—" 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/HH
"Choices"201358Still Goin' In (Reloaded)
"Get TF Out My Face"
(featuring Young Thug)
201453I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"I Heard"2013Gucci ManeTrap House III
"Can't Trust Her
"Chasin' Paper"Gucci Mane, Young Thug
"Jumpin' Off Texa$"[22]Trinidad James10 PC Mild
"Extra"[23]2 ChainzB.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time
"She A Soldier"Gucci ManeDiary Of A Trap God
"YRN"2014MigosNo Label II
"Mamacita"Travi$ Scott, Young ThugDays Before Rodeo
"Show 'Em How To Do It"Bankroll FreshLife Of A Hot Boy
"Make Me Something"[24]T.I., Dro, Spodee, Shad da GodG.D.O.D. II

Awards and nominations

BET Awards

YearRecipientAwardResult
2014[25]HimselfBest New ArtistNominated

BET Hip Hop Awards

YearRecipientAwardResult
2014HimselfRookie of the YearNominated[26]
I Promise I Will Never Stop Going InBest Mixtape

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. ^ Diep, Eric (2013-10-29). "Migos, Rich Homie Quan & Iamsu! Show & Prove In XXL Issue 151 - Page 2 of 3 - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  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 "Rich Homie Quan - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  7. ^ "10 Best Mixtapes of 2013: Rich Homie Quan, 'Still Goin' In Reloaded'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Type of Way - Single by Rich Homie Quan". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  9. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.30049/title.rich-homie-quan-says-signing-with-cash-money-records-is-a-possibility
  10. ^ Rys, Dan (2013-10-01). "Rich Homie Quan Will Drop A New Mixtape Before The End Of The Year - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  11. ^ "Rich Homie Quan new song "Last Week"". Complex. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  12. ^ Diep, Eric (2014-01-06). "Rich Homie Quan Featuring Problem "Walk Thru" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  13. ^ Photo courtesy Johnathan Sims. "Rapper Rich Homie Quan reaches out to become a part of Michigan State football's Spartan Nation". MLive.com. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  14. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/xxl-freshmen-2014-cover-revealed/
  15. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/xxl-freshmen-2014/2014/05/rich-homie-quan-2/
  16. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-juice/6084538/rich-homie-quan-seizures-fainted-denies-drugs-statement
  17. ^ a b "Rich Homie Quan - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  18. ^ "Yg Featuring Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  19. ^ Amaya (2013-09-17). "YG "My Nigga" Ft. Young Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan is Available On iTunes Now!". Def Jam. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  20. ^ "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
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lifestyle-feat.-young-thug/id886259208
  22. ^ "Trinidad James - 10 Pc. Mild". Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  23. ^ "2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II". Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  24. ^ "Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D. II // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. 2014-09-19. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  25. ^ "Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards". Billboard. 2014-01-26. Retrieved 2014-05-14. 
  26. ^ http://www.bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards/nominees.html

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