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.

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Big Sean’s Biggest Moments

The rapping industry is a really oversaturated one, new rappers come and go quite frequently, resulting in making a name for yourself in this industry becoming increasingly difficult. As Big Sean sees it; not having your potential noted is hard and something that many rappers have to go through, all you can do is keep on going until someone finally notices you. Big Sean is a rapper who always had the attitude of a “Top 5” rapper, even when no one knew about him, and his confidence and drive eventually helped him carve a spot for himself in the rapping industry.

Big Sean is now a highly prolific rapper who has landed a number of noteworthy collaborations, fashion deals, singles and albums in the top charts and more. Throughout his career, there have been several crucial moments that gave him the boost that he needed to reach his current position, let’s take a look at all of his biggest moments.

Big Sean started his rapping practice by taking part in weekly freestyle battles that a local Detroit Station held every Friday, his career as a rapper started in 2005 when he had a found out that Kanye West was making an appearance at a local radio station. Big Sean managed to get a hold of West and had an impromptu freestyle interview in which he managed to impress Kanye West.

West contacted him after two years in 2007 to give him a spot in his G.O.O.D Music Label, Big Sean sacrificed a scholarship for the Michigan State University in order to pursue his career in rap after this signing. After this signing, Big Sean first debut took place in 2011 with his first single “My Last” that featured Chris Brown. Despite the fact that some called his single “too commercial”, it helped him secure the 30th spot on the Hot 100 and gave him enough fame to eventually release “Dance (A$$)” with Nicki Minaj.

His work with Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj was not the only big thing that happened to him in 2011, he got the opportunity to work with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Hov and Yeezy in “Clique”. Then in 2012, Big Sean decided to make a name for himself in the pop industry by working with Justin Bieber; the pop prince and the self-proclaimed underdog produced “As Long as You Love Me” that landed the 6th spot on the Hot 100; earning Big Sean his highest score on the chart up till now. His work with Bieber also gave Big Sean some help with transitioning into a more serious kind of rap style that he released in his third album.

The number of big moments that Big Sean has had a chance to enjoy are simply way too much, this talented and successful rapper has released a lot of promising material and has an even more promising career, his latest big hit being in the fashion industry where he struck a deal with PUMA in 2018.

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The Mother of Modern Day Female Rappers

The criteria for a notable rapper or any notable star requires one to have a decorated and long lasting career with your name being remembered by generations to come. Roxanne Shante is a female rapper whose career died out in her mid-20s, this would make one think that she was probably one of those dime a dozen rappers that come and go on a daily basis. However, Roxanne’s career might have been short, but without her, there would have been no Iggy, no Nicki Minaj and probably no other famous female rapper out there. Shante’s was effectively the first female super star in the rap industry and her work was what paved the path for more female rappers in the future.

Roxanne started out in 1984 when she became the first female member of a DJ and MC crew in Queensbridge, Roxanne was only 14 years old at that time. This 10 person crew was known as the Juice Crew and did not see much success, in fact the group even faced a bit of ridicule from UTFO when they released their Radio hit called “Roxanne Roxanne”. It was at this moment that Roxanne Shante (formerly Lolita Shante) decided to change her name and release “Roxanne’s Revenge”, a diss track in which she jabbed every member of the UTFO. This track became a massive success and sold 250,000 copies in New York.

Even after this hit, Roxanne had to put up with an ample amount dissing from various other rappers in the industry, the constant slew of diss tracks being produced by Roxanne and other rappers resulted in what was known as the “Roxanne Wars”. These wars even ended up producing a track that ended up as the 11th highest hit in the United Kingdom.

Roxanne had to deal with troubles such as not being taken seriously as a rapper since she was the first female to dominate the industry, however, she still managed to produce music, but only for a short while. Roxanne disappeared from the rap scene once she was 25 years old, however her efforts lived on and eventually led to more women being inspired to take part in the rap scene. Netflix has recently decided on producing a dramatization of Shante’s struggles in the rap industry in “Roxanne Roxanne” to commemorate all that she has done for female rappers.

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