Being a celebrity has its perks, but sometimes many find themselves getting lost in the sauce. Between the stone cold music industry, networking, losing/gaining friendships, knowing your worth, and protecting what’s yours while staying true to yourself, things can get rough and you may hit a slight road block.
Atlanta native Rich Homie Quan had to take some time off to figure things out. Now he’s back and has a great sense of where he sees himself heading in the future.
“When I first came out, there was a lot of stuff I didn’t know,” he said in an interview with XXL. “There was a lot of T’s not crossed and a lot of I’s that weren’t dotted so I wanted to make sure I knew the business a whole lot better because us artists, we get so caught up in making the money fast, getting money from the shows [but] we don’t really see the money that’s coming in, publishing checks, that type of stuff. So that’s why I really wanted to know the game better. I really rehabilitated myself and learned more about the business that I’m in because for me, it’s time to boss up right now.”
Rich Homie recently returned to the scene after re-grouping in 2016, which allowed him to come back strong. He departed ways from independent label T.I.G. Entertainment and is looking forward to creating from a clean slate. Since signing with Motown Records in February, he’s been in the studio laying down tracks for his debut album with his first major record label set to arrive in July. In the mean time Quan hit his fans with what they’ve all been waiting on, some new music. If teasing select songs wasn’t enough, he released Back to the Basics mixtape with 11 tracks and one feature, concluding it with his favorite “Str8.”
Ride out to the mixtape below.