ARTIST PROFILE

Rich The Kid

Name: Dimitri Roger

Birthday: July 13, 1992

Fav Dish: NIL

Dimitri Roger (born July 13, 1992), known professionally as Rich the Kid, is an American rapper. On June 9, 2017, Rich the Kid announced that he had signed to Interscope Records. His debut album The World Is Yours was released on March 30, 2018.

Born in Queens, he is of Haitian descent and grew up speaking Haitian Creole fluently. After his parents’ divorce, Roger moved with his mother to Woodstock, Georgia, a suburb 30 minutes north of Atlanta, when he was 13.

Rich The Kid said he grew up listening to Nas, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. & 50 Cent, but after moving to Woodstock, he started listening to T.I. & Young Jeezy.  His first rap name was Black Boy The Kid, but later changed it to Rich the Kid. He attended Elmont Memorial Junior – Senior High School in Elmont, New York.

In 2013, he released his debut solo mixtape, Been About the Benjamins, and later that year released a collaborative mixtape series with Migos called Streets On Lock (volume 1 and 2), with volume 3 being released in 2014 and volume 4 being released in 2015. His second solo mixtape titled Feels Good 2 Be Rich was released in August 2014, and featured artists Migos, Young Thug, Kirko Bangz, Rockie Fresh, Stalley, Soulja Boy, RiFF RaFF, Jeremih, K Camp, Young Dolph, Yo Gotti, French Montana, Chinx & Kodak Black.[9] In November 2014, Rich The Kid released the single “On My Way” featuring GS9 artists, Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel. In December 2014, he released his third mixtape Rich Than Famous which featured YG, Migos, Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel, Gucci Mane, Johnny Cinco and PeeWee Longway.

Rich The Kid’s first release in 2015 was a collaborative mixtape titled Still On Lock with Migos. In August 2015, he released Flexin’ on Purpose. The 14-track project featured collaborations with Master P, Young Dolph, Ty Dolla $ign, Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan.

In October 2015, he released Streets On Lock 4 with Migos with features from Jose Guapo, Skippa Da Flippa, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Lil Duke, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Waka Flocka, Young Dolph, PeeWee Longway, Mango Foo, Slim Jxmmi, iLoveMakonnen, Tray1, Migo Domingo, Migo Jerz, YRN Lingo and Young Greatness. Rich The Kid and iLoveMakonnen released Whip It, featuring 8 tracks on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, with guest spots from Rome Fortune, Migos, T-Wayne and Key!

The next month Dabbin’ Fever was released on Christmas Eve 2015, with features from Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Skippa Da Flippa, 21 Savage, ManMan Savage, Jose Guapo, Playboi Carti, Kodak Black and Curren$y. He released his Trap Talk mixtape in April 2016, which features 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti, Kodak Black, Migos, Famous Dex and PARTYNEXTDOOR. In May 2017, he collaborated as a featured artist on the Diplo song “Bankroll.”, which also features Rich Brian and Young Thug. In October 2016, he released his mixtape Keep Flexin’ which featured Desiigner, Migos, Famous Dex, Jeremih, Young Thug and Playboi Carti.

On June 9, 2017, Rich The Kid announced that he had signed to Interscope Records. In an interview with XXL, Roger talked about his decision on signing with Interscope:

I was talking to different labels, Columbia, RCA, Epic, I decided not to sign with Epic even after L.A. Reid offered me a crazy deal. [Senior Vice President of A&R at Interscope] Manny Smith & Interscope CEO John Janick understand me and my vision for myself and also my label. Interscope gave me the opportunity to take over the game completely and that’s what I’m going to do.

Rich The Kid released the single “New Freezer” featuring Kendrick Lamar on September 26, 2017. The song was certified Platinum on March 27, 2018 by the RIAA. His debut album, The World Is Yours, was released on March 30, 2018 and features guest appearances from Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, Quavo, Offset, Trippie Redd, Khalid, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Future, Jay Critch and Chris Brown with its second single, “Plug Walk” peaking at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rich The Kid was married to Antonette Willis and had two children with her. In March 2018, Willis filed for divorce, seeking full physical custody whilst giving Rich The Kid visitation rights and joint legal custody. Willis is also seeking spousal support. This was shortly after Willis accused him of cheating on Willis with model Blac Chyna and singer India Love, even alleging that he was in a relationship with the former. Willis later claimed that Rich The Kid abused her and forced her to have abortions regularly, saying it was commonplace for police to be called to their residence for domestic abuse.

Rich The Kid began dating Tori Hughes (professionally known as Tori Brixx) shortly following the filing of the divorce. On June 15, 2018, Rich The Kid was hospitalized following a home invasion at Hughes’ home. According to a police report, several men entered Hughes’ home carrying firearms and demanded money. When Rich The Kid attempted to confront them, he was beaten and the men left with a “significant” amount of money and jewelry.

Feud with Lil Uzi Vert

Rich The Kid and Lil Uzi Vert’s feud started on Twitter following a highly publicized label issue Lil Uzi Vert had with DJ Drama’s Generation Now imprint in January 2018. Rich The Kid tweeted at Lil Uzi Vert, offering him a position in his imprint Rich Forever Music, in which Uzi replied “Boy I’m not signing for 20 racks”.

A month later on February 9, 2018, Rich The Kid said that he and Lil Uzi Vert had “personal issues” and on February 26, 2018, Uzi Vert provoked Rich The Kid by claiming he looked like a crab in which he replied by saying that Lil Uzi Vert was “tryna look like me.” The following day, Rich The Kid previewed a diss track directed at Lil Uzi Vert titled “Dead Friends” with production from DJ Mustard.

On March 26, 2018, Rich The Kid formally released “Dead Friends”. Following the release of “Dead Friends”, Rich the Kid said he thought Lil Uzi Vert would not respond. Uzi later responded on his SoundCloud with “Rich Forever Leaked” over the Chief Keef “Where” instrumental, to which Rich The Kid responded to by saying “Fuck that nigga.”

 

Close