Richie Rich

Richie Rich

Biography

Set apart by his rapping style and influence on Snoop Doggy Dogg (by Snoop’s own admission), Richie Rich first entered music in the late ’80s with the Oakland-based group 415.

With D-Loc, DJ Darryl, and JED, Rich crafted a Bay Area classic called 41Fivin’, which sold well around the region and spawned a Richie Rich solo album, Don’t Do It.As the group was ready to sign a major-label contract with Priority in 1990, however, Richie Rich was arrested for possession of cocaine.415 released its next album and faded from the scene soon after, while Rich sat in jail; he was released a year later, and began appearing on tracks by the Luniz and 2Pac before forming his own label Oakland Hills 41510 and releasing 1/2 Thang.

By 1995, Richie Rich had become the first Bay Area rapper to sign with New York’s Def Jam Records, and his major-label solo debut, Seasoned Veteran, was released in late 1996. This CD had some of his most memorable classics; “Let's Ride” and the Tupac tribute “Do G’s Get To Go”. The two most famous songs he did with Tupac are “Rather Be Your Nigga” & “Aint Hard To Find” which featured other Bay Area artists.

Discography

Richie Rich - Don't Do It

Richie Rich - Don't Do It

Big League Records 1990
Richie Rich - Half Thang

Richie Rich - Half Thang

Shot Records 1996
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Def Jam Recordings 1996
Richie Rich - Greatest Hits

Richie Rich - Greatest Hits

Big League Records 2000
Richie Rich - The Game

Richie Rich - The Game

Ten-Six Records 2001
Richie Rich - Nixon Pryor Roundtree

Richie Rich - Nixon Pryor Roundtree

Ten-Six Records 2002
Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 1

Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 1

TenSix Records 2010
Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 2

Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 2

TenSix Records 2011
Richie Rich - Fed Case

Richie Rich - Fed Case

TenSix Records 2017

Guest Appearances

Mhisani - Call It Like I See It
  • This Is Home

Mhisani - Call It Like I See It

Timbuktu Creations 1991
The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin' (Tape)
  • Gaffled Like That

The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin'

Handle Bar Records 1992
Tucole - Deeper Than You Think
  • 5-0 Hittin' Corners

Tucole - Deeper Than You Think

Strictly Urban Recordings 1995
2Pac - Me Against The World
  • Heavy In The Game

2Pac - Me Against The World

Interscope Records 1995
Luniz - Operation Stackola
  • Pimps, Playas & Hustlas

Luniz - Operation Stackola

Noo Trybe Records 1995
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
  • Ratha Be Ya Nigga

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records 1996
Side 2 Syde - Sky Ballin
  • Sky Ballin'

Side 2 Syde - Sky Ballin'

383 Records 1997
M.C. Man - 500 Years
  • Funny How The Game Change

M.C. Man - 500 Years

Greenside Records 1997
RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye
  • More Game

RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

Big Beat 1997
Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama
  • Trouble

Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama

No Limit Records 1997
2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
  • Lie To Kick It

2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]

Amaru Records, Jive 1997
Cydal - Cydalwayz
  • Cydalways

Cydal - Cydalwayz

Swerve Records 1998
Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do
  • Faces Of Def

Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do

Def Jam Recordings 1998
Hyrisk - Legal Tender
  • Did My Thang

Hyrisk - Legal Tender

Harvest Time Productions 1999
MC Man - Don't Get It Twisted
  • Funny How The Game Changed

MC Man - Don't Get It Twisted

Aries Music Entertainment 1999
J.E.T. - American Dream
  • Breaded Out

J.E.T. - American Dream

Strikly Platnum Records 1999
Agerman - $uccess The Best Revenge
  • All About Dollar$

Agerman (of 3X Krazy) - $uccess The Best Revenge

KNR Entertainment 1999
The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses
  • Haters

The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses

Dank Or Die Records 1999
D.B.A. - Doing Business As
  • City Life

D.B.A. - Doing Business As... The Album

Hollywood Records 1999
Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 1
  • Robbin Hood

Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 1

Rally Entertainment 1999
Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1
  • Heart Of Savage

Frost - That Was Then, This Is Now Vol. 1

Celeb Entertainment Inc. 1999
Mr. Coop - Game Still Deadly
  • Bread And Meat

Mr. Coop - Game Still Deadly

Fulton Entertainment 1999
B-Legit - Hempin' Aint Easy
  • Gold Ones

B-Legit - Hempin' Ain't Easy

Koch Records 2000
Soopafly - Dat Whoopty Woo
  • There Will Never Be Anotha

Soopafly - Dat Whoopty Woop

DPG Recordz 2001
Mac Dre - It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It
  • Hold Off

Mac Dre - It's Not What You Say... It's How You Say It

Thizz Entertainment 2001
K-Luv The Pimp - Master Of The Game
  • All On A Hoe

K-Luv The Pimp - Master Of The Game

MTP Records 2001
Preny Mo - Ridaz: The Album
  • Neva Love Hoes

Preny Mo - Ridaz

Keep'n It Real Records 2001
Dubee - Turf Matic
  • Can You See Me Lord

Dubee - Turf Matic

Thizz Entertainment 2003
Agerman Of 3XKrazy - Success The Best Revenge
  • All About Dollarz

Agerman Of 3XKrazy - Success The Best Revenge

F.U. Payme Records 2003
Preny Mo - Food For The Streets: The Album
  • Park N Lot Pimp'N

Preny Mo - Food For The Streets: The Album

Keep'n It Real Productions 2003
E-A-Ski - Past And Present
  • Ohh Ahh

E-A-Ski - Past And Present

Infared Music Group 2003
FM Blue - The World Is... Blue
  • Till Da Cops Show Up

FM Blue - The World Is... Blue

Fast Life Entertainment 2004
Big Famous - BigFamous
  • Purple Rain

Big Famous - BigFamous.com

Goodfella Records 2004
PSD - The Guru
  • So Cool, So Cold

PSD - The Guru

Gateway Records, Thizz Entertainment 2005
City Side Crew - City Side Crooks
  • Ride On You

City Side Crew - City Side Crooks

Thizz Entertainment 2005
Casual - Smash Rockwell
  • Oaktown

Casual - Smash Rockwell

Hiero Imperium 2005
Baby Bash - Super Saucy
  • Better Than I Can Tell Ya

Baby Bash - Super Saucy

Universal Records 2005
Blackmail - Risk Vs. Reward 2
  • Thatz West For You

Blackmail - Risk Vs. Reward 2

JLM Entertainment 2005
Yukmouth & Killa Klump - Killa Thugs
  • F.UP

Yukmouth & Killa Klump - Killa Thugs

Rah Music 2006
The Team - World Premiere
  • It's Getting Hot (Town Biznezz Remix)

The Team - World Premier

Moe Doe Entertainment 2006
Missippi - The Book Of Life Chapter 1
  • Strike 3

Missippi - The Book Of Life Chapter 1

Down In The Boonies 2006
Vital - Failure Is Not An Option
  • Kush

Vital - Failure Is Not An Option

Thizz Entertainment, Romp Records, Wash House Records 2006
V-White - Perfect Timin'
  • Respect The Game

V-White - Perfect Timin'

SMC Recordings 2007
Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • The Best Thing Goin'

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records 2008
AK-9ine - Red Carpet Through The Hood "All Family No Friends"
  • The Bay Is Back

AK-9ine - Red Carpet Through The Hood "All Family No Friends"

AK-9ine (Self-Released) 2008
J-Diggs - ...Da Ugly
  • Game Cold

J-Diggs - ...Da Ugly

Thizz Nation, Romp't Out Records 2009
Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 2
  • Robin Hood

Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 2

Music Access Inc., Fortune Funk Ent. 2010
Yukmouth - Free At Last
  • Da Town (Remix)

Yukmouth - Free At Last

Smoke-A-Lot Records, RBC Records 2010
Yukmouth - The Tonite Show: Thuggin' & Mobbin
  • All On You

Yukmouth - The Tonite Show: Thuggin' & Mobbin

Fresh In The Flesh Music 2010
Oakland City Hustla's - Leave Ya' Doors Open Vol. 2
  • Get Money

Oakland City Hustla's - Leave Ya' Doors Open Vol. 2

O.C.H. Entertainment 2010
Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian
  • Game Of Dope

Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian

Ik Entertainment 2010
Philthy Rich - Trip'N 4 Life
  • Feel'N Like Pac (Remix)

Philthy Rich - Trip'N 4 Life

Livewire Records, SMC Recordings 2011
Mack X & Malone - Money Music
  • Dear Dea

Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Hoo Bangin' Records, RBC Records 2011
The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Kokaine Ballads Frum My S550
  • A Real Nigga Lyfe

The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Kokaine Ballads Frum My S550

Scalen LLC 2011
Shady Nate - The Drofessional
  • My Buddy

Shady Nate - The Drofessional

Livewire Records 2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1
  • Cutlass

E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1

Heavy On The Grind 2012
Blanco & Yukmouth - Cookies 'N Cream
  • Airheads

Blanco & Yukmouth - Cookies 'N Cream

Guerrilla Entertainment 2012
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • Cannabis Club (Remix)

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records 2012
Too $hort - No Trespassing
  • Hog Ridin'

Too $hort - No Trespassing

Dangerous Music 2012
B-Smoove - Fresh Out Da Box
  • Get It In

B-Smoove - Fresh Out Da Box

Activate Entertainment 2012
Philthy Rich & The Hoodstarz - The Conspiracy
  • So Good Remix

Philthy Rich & The Hoodstarz - The Conspiracy

Livewire Records, Lawless LLC 2012
Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina
  • Break Bread

Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina

Fillmoe Empire Distribution 2013
The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Wake'n Dey Cook Game Up
  • Ice Cream Truck

The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Wake'n Dey Cook Game Up

Click Clack Records 2013
The Relativez - Dirty Money
  • Ballin'

The Relativez - Dirty Money

Break Bread Records 2013
Dolla Will - Too Short Presents: Creflo Dolla
  • The Bay (Remix)

Dolla Will - Too Short Presents: Creflo Dolla

CDM 2013
Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2
  • Oaktown

Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2

Beeda Weeda Productions, PTB 2013
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • Wet

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records 2014
Kokane - Shut Da F Up & Cut Da Checc!
  • Thug Thang

Kokane - Shut Da F Up & Cut Da Checc!

Bud E. Boy Entertainment 2014
B-Smoove - The Deposit
  • Get It In

B-Smoove - The Deposit

3 Pounds Entertainment 2014
Neighborhood Family - 4 More Confessions
  • Bay Ballin

Neighborhood Family - 4 More Confessions

Neighborhood Family 2014
B-Legit - What We Been Doin
  • Gud Gud (Like Me)

B-Legit - What We Been Doin

Empire Distribution 2015
Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof
  • G

Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records 2015
Berner & The Jacka - Drought Season 3
  • Die Young

Berner & The Jacka - Drought Season 3

Bern One Entertainment 2015
The Mekanix - Under The Hood
  • Hands

The Mekanix - Under The Hood

Zoo Entertainment 2016

Compilations

Cell Block Compilation
  • 80 Oz.

Various - Cell Block Compilation

Cell Block Records, Priority Records 1996
International Blunt Funk Compilation
  • Thug Money

Various - International Blunt Funk Compilation

In-A-Minute Records, Blunt Funk Records 1997
The Southwest Riders
  • Yay Deep

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive 1997
Bombay Presents The Golden Bay Compilation
  • Don't Sleep

Various - Bombay Presents The Golden Bay

On The One Records 1998
Bay Rider Entertainment Presents Bayriderz Compilation
  • Take Me Back

Various - Bayriderz Compilation

Bay Rider Entertainment 1998
Various - Cream
  • Cydalwayz

Various - Cream

Swervin Entertainment 1998
Lake Berryessa Soundtrack
  • 1 Or 2 Thugs

Various - Lake Berryessa Soundtrack

Hubb Entertainment 1999
Eyez On The Prize (The Movie Soundtrack)
  • Night Shift

Various - Eyez On The Prize (The Movie Soundtrack)

Trump Tight Records 1999
Various - Big League Records Greatest Hits
  • Don't Do It

Various - Big League Records Greatest Hits

Big League Records 1999
Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation
  • Take Me Back

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation

EPD Records, Bay Rider Entertainment 1999
OutBac Records - Serv'n Ya Heat Compilation
  • Load Unload

Various - Serv'n Ya Heat Compilation

OutBac Records 1999
Well Connected
  • Stick With Her

Various - Well Connected

Hard Time Entertainment, Swerve Records 1999
Suge Knight Presents Chronic 2000: Still Smokin
  • Gotta Love Gangsta's

Various - Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000

Death Row Records 1999
MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1
  • Bitches

Various - MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1

Power Records 1999
RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)
  • More Game

RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)

The Right Way Productions 2000
Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto
  • How Many Bitchez

Various - Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto

Realside Records 2001
Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas
  • If You All Alone

Various - Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas

Music Fo The Mobb Records 2001
Bay Area Playas 3: Ghetto Platinum
  • Real Baller

Various - Bay Area Playas 3: Ghetto Platinum

Snake Pit Records 2001
Murder Show: Movie Soundtrack
  • All About Dollars

Various - Killa Tay Presents Murder Show: Movie Soundtrack

FU Payme Records 2001
Pandemonium
  • Get This Money

Various - Pandemonium

Snake Pit Records 2001
The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...
  • 1 Or 2 Thugs

Various - The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...

Real To Reel Entertainment 2001
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • I Got Five On It (Remix)

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment 2001
Mac Dre & Da Unda Dogg Presentz Rompalation III
  • Do What We Believe

Various - Mac Dre & Da Unda Dogg Presentz Rompalation III

Thizz Entertainment, Cavvy R. Records 2002
Miami's Collection Of Dope
  • Hold Off

Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope

40 Ounce Records 2002
Various - Cali Factorz 2
  • Did My Thang

Various - Cali Factorz 2

Certifyde Entertainment 2002
Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America
  • I'm So Cool

Various - Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot 2003
The Rompalation... Best Of Vol. 1
  • Do What We Believe

Various - The Rompalation... Best Of Vol. 1

Cavvy R. Records 2003
Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2
  • The Side Show

Various - Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2004
Richie Rich Presents Grabs, Snatches & Takes
  • Don't Curl Up

Various - Richie Rich Presents Grabs, Snatches & Takes

Ten-Six Records 2004
Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game I
  • Fucked Up

Various - Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game I: The Comp

Rah Muzic 2004
Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances
  • Hold Off

Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances

Thizz Entertainment 2004
West Coast Radio
  • Thatz West For Ya!

Various - West Coast Radio

Independent Music Network 2005
Luniz - Greatest Hits
  • Pimps, Players & Hustlers

Luniz - Greatest Hits

C-Note Records 2005
Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005
  • Get This Money

Various - French Braids Presents Past And Present Hitz 2000-2005

French Braids Entertainment 2005
Messy Marv Presents Draped Up & Chipped Out
  • Not Too Late

Various - Messy Marv Presents Draped Up & Chipped Out

Scalen LLC, SMC Recordings 2006
C-Bo & San Quinn - 100 Racks In My Backpack
  • Ain't You That Nigga

C-Bo - 100 Racks In My Backpack

Hunid Racks, Sumo Records 2006
Demolition Men Presents J Stalin - Early Morning Shift (Mixtape Magazine Edition)
  • The Nuthouse

Demolition Men Presents J Stalin - Early Morning Shift (Mixtape Magazine Edition)

Livewire Records, Zoo Entertainment 2006
Yayo Turf Monstaz Vol. 1
  • Game Of Dope

Various - Yayo Turf Monstaz Vol. 1

County Line Records 2007
Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dammit & Friends
  • Cool

Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dammit & Friends

Thizz Entertainment, Sumo Records 2007
A-Wax - Hitz N More
  • Da Game

A-Wax - Hitz N More

R.N.L.G. Records 2007
Dru Down - Lost Tapes III
  • I'm So Cool

Dru Down - Lost Tapes III

Pimp On Records 2008
"All Around The World" We Gotta Get That
  • We Run The Streets

Various - "All Around The World We" Gotta Get That

JLM Entertainment 2008
Boss' Life 3
  • Fucking Wit You

Various - Boss' Life 3

DJ Networks 2008
Music 2 Kill By Compilation Vol. 2.0
  • Strike Three

Various - Music 2 Kill By Compilation Vol. 2.0

F.U. Payme Records 2008
Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found
  • Get This Money

Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found

French Braids Entertainment 2008
Demolition Men Presents Beeda Weeda - Talk Shit, Swallow Spit
  • East Oakland

Demolition Men Presents Beeda Weeda - Talk Shit, Swallow Spit

Demolition Men 2008
DJ Daryl - Retro Collection, Volume 1
  • What I Ain't Goin Do

DJ Daryl - Retro Collection Vol. 1

Bomb Shelter Music 2009
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • I Got 5 On It (Remix)

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution 2009
Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)
  • Dago To The O

Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)

AE Family 2009
E-A-Ski - The Resume
  • Ohh Ahh

E-A-Ski - The Resume

I.M.G.M.I. 2010
B.A. - B.A.
  • That's F*cked Up

B.A. - B.A.

Rah Muzic 2010
Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2
  • Da Town (Remix)

Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2

Livewire Records 2010
Guce And Bully Wit Fullys Present Giants & Elephants Radio Vol. 1
  • Dopeman

Various - Guce And Bully Wit Fullys Present Giants & Elephants Radio Vol. 1

Git Paid Music Group 2011
Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1
  • Neve Be Anotha

Gonzoe - The Best Of Gonzoe, Vol. 1

Blocwize Ent. 2013
Yukmouth - 18K: The Golden Era (Deluxe Edition)
  • I Got 5 On It (Remix)

Yukmouth - 18K: The Golden Era (Deluxe Edition)

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2013
Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation
  • Ice Cream Truck

Various - Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation

Teamwork Music 2014
Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack
  • Cannibus Club

Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack

French Braids Entertainment 2014
J. Stalin - The Best Of J. Stalin Vol. 2
  • What It Do

J. Stalin - The Best Of J. Stalin Vol. 2

Livewire Records 2014
Cuddy - Cuddy's Mob Music, Vol. 1
  • I'm So High

Cuddy - Cuddy's Mob Music, Vol. 1

Cali Life Musik 2016
Joe Blow - Featuring Joe Blow, Vol. 2
  • Miss America

Joe Blow - Featuring Joe Blow, Vol. 2

Blow Money Records 2016
Various - Beaches & Bridges - La 2 Da Bay, Vol. 5
  • Game Of Dope

Various - Beaches & Bridges - La 2 Da Bay, Vol. 5

2Treal Music Group 2017
Lil Raider & Cuddy - The Smokers Lounge
  • Hempcon

Lil Raider & Cuddy - The Smokers Lounge

Cali Life Musik 2017
Various - The Directors Cut
  • Loud Enough

Various - The Directors Cut

Not On Label 2017