Rich Homie Quan dishes the deets on his first album to drop via Motown Records , his current relationship with Young Thug & Birdman. Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have had their differences before, but it appears that they've resolved their differences for Thugger's. Rich Homie Quan says his relationship with Young Thug has just been "on pause .".
Young Thug and his children: Lil Baby and Gunna performing together in Atlanta. In a world of false paradigms, Young Thug became a reassuring constant.
But it was a grind to get there: I Came From Nothing dropped in the summer ofwhen I was still in high school. Often, the conversation surrounding talent during those years was eclipsed by the rise of these stars.
Sure, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan and that dude on the West Coast - YG, or something - were starting to become well-known names, but it would be years before they received any sort of recognition for their influence if ever, in the unfortunate case of Quan.
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Now, these same personalities are the ones claiming Scott to be the greatest innovator of this generation, retroactively painting Kid Cudi as a messiah and so forth. The same was happening with Gucci Mane until he underwent a purposeful re-branding. All this to simply reiterate the idiom: Coming up under Gucci Mane, Birdman and T. I would keep going but we wanted to publish this today. But, with all things considered, why will Barter 6 and Rich Gang: We have access to real, verifiable history, so we choose to be flippant about the present?
At its core, this could all be a symptom of one thing: Or we did so in a wholly personal manner that made him part of our palette yet never properly introduced him to the rest of the world. It could be the fact that many fans of Thugger now were not necessarily early, or even on time, to the party.
I can only speak about the situation I had with Bird. And I know he's very genius. I still talk to both of them. I was texting Bird last night. We went out to eat at Phillippe, so I text him, like "Ay Bird, what's that that you be ordering when you go?
I come from dropping mixtapes so I felt as if I owed my fans at least one more mixtape before I do drop my debut album. I will be dropping my debut album in the fall, around late September. I've yet to come up with an album title. But this one here, it will not have Still Going In. That's only for a mixtape.Rich Homie Quan on Falling Out with Young Thug, 50 Songs Unreleased
My album will be something different. But I want it to coincide with the story I'm telling. I got a lot of people saying, "Quan, your mixtapes sound like albums," so I wanna stick to the mixtape form a little and just get a little more detailed and go deep with it.
Basically, the album is my story growing up from like [age] five to I can't tell you my whole story yet because you gotta be waiting on the next album. So my first album basically tells you how I grew up, how growing up in Atlanta really is. Atlanta's nothing to play with.
People come to Atlanta thinking everything's sweet, but, just like New York's nothing to play with, you gotta know where you're at in Atlanta. Dudes are slimy, dudes are doing anything to get some money. You know what I mean, my mother struggled. My mother wasn't even supposed to have kids and I was her first child, the oldest of three. So she considered me her miracle baby.
On my album, you'll hear me spit a lot of pain, you're gonna hear it. You're gonna hear a lot of music from the soul.
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Going for, not like a different sound, but you're gonna hear it. You're definitely gonna hear the pain. My [relationship with ], it's in the works. All the Ts haven't been crossed, all the Is haven't been dotted.
Independent's going good for me right now. And there's nothing wrong with that, there's nothing wrong with signing with a label either. But if it's not broke, don't fix it. And that's how I look at it.
I'm still trying to make it. Me having that mentality is gonna only make me successful. Despite what you throw at me, despite how much you stand on my name, despite all the bad stuff you know about me, despite me breaking into houses, I'm far from that. I'm not that person anymore. And I've grown from that.
And that's what I want everybody to know. I'm a good person. I make my music for the kids. I started realizing that they really listen to what I say. So I try to be mindful of what I say because I know they're listening. They look at what I wear. If I set a trend, they're gonna do it.
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I just wanna be a great role model to them. The song [with the rape lyric] has to be at least a year and a half old. The song was unfinished. When I rap, I make references. I might say this, but I might come back around with something else.
I said the lyric, but I was young when I made the song. It was never supposed to leave the studio. I don't know why they leaked me, just to be fronting, so like, "Oh, this is what Quan's talking about. That's not the type of person I am, that's not the type of person I want people to see me as.
I apologize to anyone who took it out of context. I was young at the time. It wasn't just [the wrong context], I said the wrong thing, but the song was never supposed to leave the studio and I apologize.
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I love Bill, and you know Bill gave her the game already. That's when it comes down to voting. We vote more, we can make a lot of this stuff not transpire. Let's get these sheriffs out of here.
Let's get new people. That's why it's so important for us black people to vote. Not even just black people, everybody. It's so important, man. I hate talking about police brutality because it's us. We're not taking advantage of the opportunities we're given. Remember when blacks couldn't vote? We can vote now. Take advantage of that. You'll start seeing changes. Get new people in new positions.
Like at a local level.