There’s one catch-22 that grinds every ambitious person down: when you’re young, you’re supposed to keep hustling all the time, and, at the same time, wait patiently for success. But if recognition isn’t coming fast enough for Rich Kidd’s liking, he doesn’t show it.
His alias implies that he’s an indolent brat, and in that sense, calling Ritchie Acheampong “Rich Kidd” is like calling a fat man Tiny. Leaning in conspiratorially as the midday sun streams in the windows of a Liberty Village café, the Scarborough-born, Mississauga-raised MC and producer tells me he’s been taking hip-hop seriously since high school. After putting in work freestyling at parties and plugging away at his PC making beats, he started making connections, which judging by the range of artists he linked up with even early on — from underground GTA legends like Fatski to fellow up-and-coming Sauga rapper JD Era — is something Rich Kidd is very good at.
Peep the full article HERE!
Previously: New Music: Rich Kidd – “Shit”