Learning to play piano by ear, mimicking riffs and bass lines he heard
on the radio and television; this was the beginning of Rich Quick's
music career. At the age of 7 he obtained the single of Coolio's
Gangsta's Paradise. The CD had another track on it, the instrumental
interpretation sampling Stevie Wonder's Pastime Paradise from Songs In
The Key Of Life Vol. 1. Quick spent hours penning rhymes to the
instrumental. Now at the age of 24, writing and rhyming have become
the life of this lyrical genius.
Born and raised in Woodbury, NJ, Quick spent years writing elementary
raps as a youth. In middle-school, Quick met two other young rap
artists named Anthony "Loc" McCoy and Maurice "Moe Psalms" Junius,
then known as Moe Cheeks. They set out to develop a super-group of
vicious emcee's which would prove to be unstoppable in the local
Hip-Hop scene. The group, known as Rag Tag, due to it's diverse and
disorderly composition, gradually grew to six members; Loc, Moesama,
J-Wev, Patch, Shad Dook and of course, Rich Quick.
Composed of solo-artists, the group began releasing mixtapes in 2002.
Their slew of steady releases kept Rag Tag's name in the mouths of the
young Hip-Hoppers within the city. In 2002 Rich Quick released hiz
first solo project, Get Rich Quick, +hiz follow up LP "The Movement"
Rag Tag obtained their own studio in late 2006. It was set up in Rich
Quick's house, a gritty row-home where the parties never stopped and
music was the main focus. The studio was dubbed "The Krillage". By
2007 the streets were flooded with Rag Tag releases from Moesama,
Patch, Loc and Rich Quick. Constant collaborations with local artists
attributed to Rag Tag's promotional success.
During a brief period with local Blakout Records, Rag Tag suffered
some set backs as a group. But Rich Quick arose from the rubble. He
immediately linked back up with Ccelli and Jodie (former Blakout
associates) and joined the roster of Exponent Entertainment, a
Philadelphia based Hip-Hop management company. Quick now shares the
deck with J. Griff, DJ NoPhrillz and Benja styles as well as many
other up and coming local talent.
Expect to see much more from Rich Quick. He is currently winning over
Hip-Hop blog-sites and fans all across the world with his sincere
style, all the while finishing up his latest and biggest mixtape
project, I'm With The DJ hosted by DJ NoPhrillz and Benja styles. Look
out for collaborations with Reed Dollaz, Sound Barrier Experience, E.
Ness, and more. It has been a long journey for Rich Quick, but it has
only just begun. Stay tuned.
I play live all over the Delaware Valley at Festivals, Clubs, Bars and
halls. Look for me!
Musical: Tupac Shakur, John Lennon, Atmosphere, Mos Def, Janis Joplin,
Reef The Lost Cauze, The Notorious B.I.G., Frank Sinatra, Nas, Billy
Joel, Jay-Z, Little Walter, Elton John, Eminem, P!nk, Snoop Dogg, John
Legend, Talib Kweli, Stevie Wonder, Lil' Wayne, Chinko Da Great,
Method Man, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, Common, Biz Mighty, The Fugees,
Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Cassidy, Eazy-E, R. Kelly, Nirvana, Green Day,
Aerosmith, Jin, Aesop Rock
I'm heavily influenced by my friends, family and fans. They are the
reason why I do this! I draw inspiration from those around me, even
if it's in the most subtle way.
I record an array of different studios that use all of the latest and
top-of-the-line equipment. They make me sound good!
My goal is to be the best to ever do it. I won't stop until I see the top!