A Look at Rich The Kid’s Rise to Stardom
Rappers can be found a dime a dozen nowadays since everyone has the software needed to produce rap music and platforms through which they can release their work, however there are very few rappers that have careers so notable and so decorated that they leave their mark in the industry. Rich The Kid is one such rapper, his career started off in 2013 with his first mixtape, after which he steadily made an ascent in Atlanta, he even collaborated with stars such as Young Thug and Gucci Mane. His latest works include two hit singles in which he worked with Kendrick Lamar, the fame that he got from his work with Lamar gave his career a pretty big boost. Let’s take a look at Dimitri Rogers’ (AKA Rich The Kid) life before he became a renowned rapper.
When he was 13 years old, Dimitri Rogers moved to Atlanta from Queens after his parents divorced in 2007. After his move to Queens, Rogers met the rap trio Migos at a local club where he managed to get to know them better through the trio’s DJ who was a friend of Rogers’, this meeting led to Rogers’ first collaboration with Migos; Jumpin Lik Jordan” that was released in 2013.
Rich managed to shine in the rapping industry in 2016 when he managed to get his own label at such a young age, after this, he released his track “Blessings” which was all about how his grandmother had been such a big help throughout his life. All of these steps eventually led to his big moment in 2017 when he collaborated with Kendrick Lamar, they both released “New Freezer” which went viral thanks to a dance challenge that took the internet by storm. According to Nielsen Music, this track has logged an astounding 135,000,000 on-demand A/V streams till the first of March.
New Freezer was quickly followed by “Plug Walk” that he released recently in February 2018, according to rich, it only took him 15 minutes to record this track. His latest track landed him a spot on the Hot Hundred charting single for the second time in his career, what made this a really noteworthy achievement is the fact that Rich landed twice on this chart without any features in between.
What makes Rich The Kid so notable is the fact that he has managed to set a place for himself amongst the big names in today’s rapping industry in such a short time, his collaborations with stars such as Kendrick Lamar have really given him a boost and made his ride to stardom even smoother.