Marece Richards (born September 2, 1983), better known by his stage name Rich Boy, is an American rapper from Mobile, Alabama. He is best known for the hit single "Throw Some D's". His self-titled debut album was released in early 2007.
Early career Edit
Richards dropped out of his studies of mechanical engineering at Tuskegee University in order to concentrate on trying to rap. Rich Boy signed a contract with Zone 4 through Interscope Records and started to work on his debut album. In the meantime, he snuck onto one of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace compilations and on a few mix tapes, such as Comeback Season by Canadian rapper Drake and Da Bottom, Vol. 5 by DJ Ideal and Jermaine Dupri.
2007: Self titled debut album Edit
On March 13, 2007, Rich Boy released his self-titled debut album, with the singles "Throw Some D's," "Boy Looka Here," "Good Things", and "Let's Get This Paper". "Throw Some D's" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #2 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. "Boy Looka Here" and "Good Things" both peaked around #50 on the R&B chart.
2011: Resurrected In Diamonds Edit
He recently released a single "Top of the World", part of the More Than a Game soundtrack album. Rich Boy's second album Resurrected in Diamonds is slated for a 2011 release. The first single is "She Luvs Me (She Luvs Mi Knot)" featuring Polow da Don and it was released on June 21, 2010. Dr. Dre and Polow da Don produced on the album. Rich Boy has also worked with R&B singer Lloyd and Young Money artist Drake, on a track called "To the Floor"
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions|
|U.S.||U.S. R&B||U.S. Rap|
|TBA||Resurrected In Diamonds
||To be released|
|2006||Bring It To The Block
|2008||Bigger Than The Mayor
|Kool-Aid, Kush & Convertibles
|US||US R&B||US Rap|
|2006||"Throw Some D's" (Featuring Polow da Don)||6||3||2||Rich Boy|
|2007||"Boy Looka Here"||116||53||—|
|"Good Things" (Featuring Polow da Don & Keri Hilson)||—||54||—|
|2009||"Drop"||—||101||—||Resurrected In Diamonds|
|2010||"To The Floor" (Featuring Lloyd & Drake)||—||—||—|
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