As the last few years have come and gone, it always seems that Atlanta are, without no doubt, the most consistent in regards to the artists output of Hip-Hop based and Trap music; and the undeniable hospitality between the OGs helping ‘GLO UP’ “all their children”.
SHOUTOUT SOSA & WOP.
This year, it seems as if it may finally be Rich the Kids’. After his labels complilation mixtape, ‘Rich Forever 3’ alongside Chicago’s own Famous Dex and Brooklyn’s latest buzzing act, Jay Critch, who are both signed to Rich’s label, he got an incredible amoubt of attention. Since then, he has also steadily released three singles and teased at massive vocal guest features for his debut.
So, who do I think would be perfect for Rich’s upcoming untitled sophomore album? Well, not only am I expecting his Rich Forever signees on seperate or a collaborative track, but also branching out into other areas of Hip-Hop. Although Rich has been spotted before with artists like Quavo, Yachty and PARTYNEXTDOOR, I’m anticipating darker melodies from Rich by exploring R&B with current genre superstars TY$ and Bryson Tiller.
What would also be interesting too see, is that not only has he released the infectously bouncy Kendrick Lamar-assisted “New Freezer”, but a record with someone else from TDE, such as ScHoolBoy Q, would compliment Rich’s young, ignorant sound that Q is never afraid of offering on a record. Others I’d enjoy seeing guest feature on a Rich project would be Offset, Retch, Maxo Kream, Young Thug and DRAM.
In terms of producers, I feel as if Rich could work with a whole variety of producers and still craft out-of-the-box, genre-less gripping music. Producers such as Harry Fraud, Juicy J, Chris Fresh, BuddahBless, Murda Beatz, TM88 and Metro Boomin. It is at a glance, heavily Trap, idealistcly, yet all producers, Murda and Chris Fresh, have proved too be some of the undergrounds most slept on producers.
Too be honest, I am, on a real level, excited for Rich’s debut album. While he’s still classed in the ‘mumble rapper’ category, he’s shown multiple times now that he’s ready too take his career to the next level.