Philip Beasley, better known by his stage name Philthy Rich, is an American rapper signed to SMC Recordings & Town Thizzness, a subdivision of the late Mac Dre's label Thizz Entertainment. He was born in Oakland in 1983.
He first began his career in 2007 when he recruited fellow rappers Mistah F.A.B., J. Stalin, Shady Nate, Beeda Weeda, Ray Ryda, Eddi Projex & Lil Al tha Gamer to come on tour with him. The tour, "Stan Bizzness BG's", was cancelled after Philthy was arrested for selling cocaine, after which he was sentenced to a year in jail.In 2009, he was arrested again by police for possession of an illegal weapon which was loaded having appeared on the Discovery Channel's series Gang Wars. He was sentenced to probation and six months in jail. On February 13, 2012, Philthy Rich was arrested with two other people after a rap concert at a nightclub in San Francisco, California for owning a Bentley that was reported stolen out of Las Vegas. In August 2012, Philty Rich was shot 3 times and was taken to a hospital where he was released the following day.
He signed to RBC Records in 2013 and released N.E.R.N.L. 2 on June 18. The album features guest appearances from Fabolous, Gunplay and Trae tha Truth, among others. On September 25, 2013, he released a track entitled "Swear to God" featuring Kurt Diggler. It dissed Bay Area rappers Kafani, Messy Marv & DB Tha General. The track is to appear on his upcoming album N.E.R.N.L. 3. In response, DB released a diss track at Philthy entitled "Luke 16:13" featuring Quise the Criminal on September 27, to be released on his upcoming album Motel 6. That same day Kafani released a diss track entitled "Philthy You a Verse Lick", and "Philthy Bitch" the next day, where he described how he decided to remove Philthy Rich from his song "Slide Thru" featuring Rayven Justice. On September 28, Philthy Rich released another diss track entitled "The Ice Queen, The Girl Girl & The Bebe Store" which also dissed Lavish D. On October 1, 2013, Lavish released two diss tracks entitled "Lyrical Ether" and "King of Oakland". In response, Shady Nate & Philthy released a diss track entitled "Fuck Lavish D". Messy Marv plans on releasing a diss record entitled Philthy Rich Is a Bitch on October 22. On October 15, Philthy released a diss record entitled Messy Marv aka the Girl Girl Is a Fake Blood, containing a freestyle diss over Drake's "Pound Cake / Paris Morton Music 2". The next day, Marv dissed Philthy in a track entitled "I'm Right Here".