Rich Rocka

Rich Rocka

Biography

William Joseph Crawford (born January 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Ya Boy or Rich Rocka, is an American rapper from the Fillmore District, San Francisco. He is a younger cousin of San Francisco rapper San Quinn and also the cousin of San Francisco 49er's wide receiver Stevie Johnson. Crawford graduated from El Camino High School in South San Francisco, California, in 2002. He was formerly signed to both of Akon's labels Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution.

As a youth growing up in the Fillmore District, San Francisco, Ya Boy began rapping with the song "16's with Me." He continued to release mixtapes and singles with the support of cousin San Quinn's independent label Done Deal Entertainment. He released his debut, Rookie of the Year, in 2005. In 2006, he amicably left his cousin's label to pursue opportunities with his uncle, who was an executive at Compton rapper The Game's Black Wall Street Records imprint, His affiliation to Game allowed him to work with top industry producers and lead to greater exposure outside of the Bay Area locale as shown by his feature in The Source magazine's "Unsigned Hype" column. Ya Boy appeared on the track "Dance with a Pimp" on Kevin Federline's 2006 album Playing with Fire.

In late 2006, Ya Boy signed to Game’s Warner Brothers distributed label The Black Wall Street Records. After making an appearance on the label’s first release - a mixtape, The Black Wall Street Journal Vol. 1 - Ya Boy has began to work with a number of big name producers including Scott Storch, Araab Muzik and Cool & Dre on his second full length album Holla at Ya Boy. The album’s fresh lead single, "Holla at Ya Boy", was released in early 2008 however in that same year he left Black Wall Street Records. In 2009 Ya Boy with Nitevision started his own record label, "Black Card Music" and he signed to Mack 10's Hoo-Bangin' Records. However he would leave that label and in 2010 Boy signed to Akon's label Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. In August 2010 he released his first single, "Party Girls," featuring Rico Love and a second single "Lockdown" featuring his boss Akon on October 11, 2011. Ya Boy announced in early 2013 that he changed his name to Rich Rocka. He then released a mixtape "Road 2 Rocka" on July 4, 2013.

Discography

Ya' Boy - Rookie Of The Year

Ya' Boy - Rookie Of The Year

SMC Recordings 2005
Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"

Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"

Precise Music Group 2007
Ya Boy - Kush 2009

Ya Boy - Kush 2009

Precise Music Group 2009
Ya Boy - Shooter Music/ Kush 2009

Ya Boy - Shooter Music/ Kush 2009

Get Low Digital 2009
Big Rich & Ya Boy - Guns & Roses: The EP

Big Rich & Ya Boy - Guns & Roses: The EP

III Story Muzik, Black Card Music 2010
Ya Boy - Up In Smoke

Ya Boy - Up In Smoke

The Mob 2010
Ya Boy - Rich Rocka

Ya Boy - Rich Rocka

EMPIRE Recordings, Black Card Music 2013
Rich Rocka - Road 2 Rocka

Rich Rocka - Road 2 Rocka

Black Money Music Group, EMPIRE Recordings 2013
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Allegiance (Deluxe Edition)

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Allegiance (Deluxe Edition)

Black Card Music 2014
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Rich Rocka II

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Rich Rocka II

Black Card Music Group 2015
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Alien

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Alien

Black Card Music 2016
Rich Rocka - Legacy

Rich Rocka - Legacy

Black Card MusicGroup 2016
Berner, Rich Rocka & San Quinn - Guilty By Association 2: Criminal Enterprise

Berner, Rich Rocka & San Quinn - Guilty By Association 2: Criminal Enterprise

Cop N Blow Intl. 2016
Rich Rocka - The Fix 3

Rich Rocka - The Fix 3

Black Card Music 2016
Rich Rocka & Bailey - Definition Of Explosive

Rich Rocka & Bailey - Definition Of Explosive

P.A.I.D., Black Card Music 2017
Rich Rocka, Ya Boy, DJ.Fresh - The Tonite Show With Rich Rocka

Rich Rocka, Ya Boy, DJ.Fresh - The Tonite Show With Rich Rocka

Fresh In The Flesh 2017
Rich Rocka - Rocka World

Rich Rocka - Rocka World

Black Card Music 2017

Guest Appearances

Turf Talk - The Street Novelist
  • Sav Out

Turf Talk - The Street Novelist

Sick Wid' It Records 2004
Errelevent And 10sion - Heaven Made Hell
  • Ain't Tryin' To Lose

Errelevent & 10sion - Heaven Made Hell

Relevent Music 2005
Bailey - Champ Bailey
  • The Heist

Bailey - Champ Bailey

City Boyz Muzik 2006
San Quinn - The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds
  • Frisco Stand Up (Checkmate 2)

San Quinn - The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds

Done Deal Entertainment, SMC Recordings 2006
Kevin Federline - Playing With Fire
  • Dance With A Pimp

Kevin Federline - Playing With Fire

Reincarnate Music, Federline Records 2006
Da Danker - Vallejo's Top Exec
  • Heavyweights

Da Danker - Vallejo's Top Exec

Sleepykat Entertainment 2006
Sick Symphonies Presents Sick Jacken & Cynic - The Terror Tapes Vol. 1
  • Heat

Sick Symphonies Presents Sick Jacken & Cynic - The Terror Tapes Vol. 1

Sick Symphonies 2006
Big Rich A.k.a. Fillmore Rich - Block Tested, Hood Approved
  • Got A Problem

Big Rich A.k.a. Fillmore Rich - Block Tested, Hood Approved

Koch Records 2006
Big Rich - Demolition Men Present Block Tested Hood Approved
  • Frisco In The Area

Big Rich - Demolition Men Present: Block Tested Hood Approved

Demolition Men Music 2006
Rappin' 4-Tay - That's What You Thought
  • Live From The 415 (Extended Version)

Rappin' 4-Tay - That's What You Thought

Baggmen Entertainment, SMC Recordings 2007
Star Studded - Thizz Nation, Vol. 19
  • Make You Sick

Star Studded - Thizz Nation, Vol. 19

Thizz Entertainment 2007
Don Toriano - Gone Pimpin'
  • Give It To You Anyway

Don Toriano - Gone Pimpin'

Sumo Records, Frisco Street Show 2007
DJ Fresh & Smigg Dirtee - The Tonite Show
  • A Gust Of Wind

DJ Fresh & Smigg Dirtee - The Tonite Show

Fresh In The Flesh Music 2007
D-Moe & Telly Mac - Hype Mode
  • Word Of Mouf

D-Moe & Telly Mac - Hype Mode

Code 924, Frisco Street Show 2007
San Quinn Presents Hollywood - Live-N-Direct From Rich City
  • I'm Fresh

San Quinn Presents Hollywood - Live-N-Direct From Rich City

Frisco Street Show, Sumo Records, Hunid Racks 2007
Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz
  • Bang'em Anthem

Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz

Catier Entertainment 2007
DJ Fresh & Tower - DJ Fresh Presents: The Tonite Show (With Tower)
  • Gust Of Wind

DJ Fresh & Tower - DJ Fresh Presents: The Tonite Show (With Tower)

Fresh In The Flesh 2007
Errelevent - Redefinition
  • Bring It Back

Errelevent - Redefinition

Relevent Music 2008
Ambedext - The Dex Files
  • Fire N Skills

Ambedext - The Dex Files

Buzz Records 2008
JT The Bigga Figga, Messy Marv & San Quinn - Fillmoe Hard Heads
  • My Territory

JT The Bigga Figga, Messy Marv & San Quinn - Fillmoe Hard Heads

DJ Networks 2008
Young G Money - An 800 Original, Trife Life
  • Frying

Young G Money - An 800 Original, Trife Life

Done Deal Entertainment 2008
Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik
  • We Fresh

Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik

100 Deep Entertainment, Traklordz Entertainment 2008
Jeasus - God Bless The Child
  • Put Em Up

Jeasus - God Bless The Child

The Framily Entertainment 2008
King Cydal - Ya Block's Host
  • It's Like That

King Cydal - Ya Block's Host

Blockmade Records 2008
Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money
  • Fresh

Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money

SMC Recordings 2009
Seff Tha Gaffla - Don't Get Mad, Get Money
  • Grimey And Gritty

Seff Tha Gaffla - Don't Get Mad, Get Money

Street Fame Entertainment 2009
Lil Uno - L.U.T The Mixtape
  • On Me

Lil Uno - L.U.T The Mixtape

L.U.T. 2009
Mr. Kee - The Great Paper Chase
  • The Return

Mr. Kee - The Great Paper Chase

Money-N-Muscle Entertainment, Stay Tooned Entertainment 2010
Yukmouth - Free At Last
  • The Life

Yukmouth - Free At Last

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2010
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night
  • Mega Star

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night

Timeless Entertainment 2010
Acktup - Talk Of Tha Town
  • Knock On Wood

Acktup - Talk Of Tha Town

Black Fam Entertainment, Hooker Boy Music Group 2010
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
  • Knock 'Em Down Music

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment 2010
Telly Mac - Your Nobody Til Somebody Kills You
  • Identity Crisis

Telly Mac - Your Nobody Til Somebody Kills You

DLK Enterprise 2010
Big Rich - Built To Last
  • Keep It Pushin' (Remix)

Big Rich - Built To Last

3 Story Muzik 2010
Jack Tracks, Playa Play & Rynosrus - Eat, Sleep, Shit, & Talk Music
  • Go Dumb Wid It (Rmx)

Jack Tracks, Playa Play & Rynosrus - Eat, Sleep, Shit & Talk Music

Tracks Lab Ent. 2010
Layzie Bone - The Meaning
  • Everybody

Layzie Bone - The Meaning

RBC Records, Knuckles Entertainment, Harmony Howse Ent. 2011
Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser
  • Rich N Thuggin

Glasses Malone - Beach Cruiser

Suburban Noize Records 2011
DJ Drama - Third Power
  • Locked Down

DJ Drama - Third Power

E1 Music 2011
The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Kokaine Ballads Frum My S550
  • Huss-O-Lin

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

Scalen LLC 2011
Cousin Fik - Hacksaw Ben Thuggin
  • Bay Area 51 2011

Cousin Fik - Hacksaw Ben Thuggin

Sick Wid It Records 2011
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • Pigeon Coop

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records, INgrooves 2012
Sky Balla - Tha Life I Chose
  • I Got Money

Sky Balla - Tha Life I Chose

Endless Hustle Entertainment 2012
Yukmouth - Half Baked
  • Cobain

Yukmouth - Half Baked

Smoke-A-Lot Records 2012
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing
  • You Mad

Sir Jinx - Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing

Coastal Contra Music 2012
Problem - Welcome To Mollywood: Part 2
  • Gettin Money

Problem - Welcome To Mollywood

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC 2012
Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak
  • Loco

Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak

Livewire Records 2012
Celly Cel - Morphine
  • Party Ova Here

Celly Cel - Morphine

Realside Records 2013
Beeda Weeda - Too Short Presents Mack'n Trap'n & Rap'n, Vol. 2
  • Dumb Out

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

Beeda Weeda Productions, PTB 2013
Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)
  • Concert

Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)

HomeTeam Entertainment 2013
The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2
  • No Sleep

The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2

Zoo Entertainment 2014
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • West Up

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records 2014
Black Hippy - Black Hippy
  • All My Life (Remix)

Black Hippy - Black Hippy

First Place Records 2014
A-Hi - Skywalkers
  • Through The Night

A-Hi - Skywalkers

The Format Show 2014
Philthy Rich - Sem City Money Man
  • Solid

Philthy Rich - Sem City Money Man

Hittinspittin Entertainment 2014
Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil
  • Who Want Sum Conflict

Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil

Scale-A-Ton Entertainment 2014
Stevie Stone - Malta Bend
  • The Homies

Stevie Stone - Malta Bend

Strange Music, Inc 2015
DJ Paul - Da Light Up, Da Poe Up
  • Ratchet

DJ Paul - Da Light Up, Da Poe Up

S.E. Mixmasters 2015
Maki - Kilo Hero
  • #Mobonly

Maki - Kilo Hero

The Artist Records, The SoundDope 2016
Homewrecka - On The Stove
  • Black Thang

Homewrecka - On The Stove

DLK Enterprise 2016
Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose
  • I Be On My Hustle

Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose

Sick Wid It Records 2016
Montana Montana Montana - Really Not A Rapper 500
  • Monopoly Board

Montana Montana Montana - Really Not A Rapper 500

925five Records 2016
akaFrank - O.T.
  • 1's Up

akaFrank - O.T.

Aka-Ent 2017
Laroo - Flashbang
  • Shine Like

Laroo - Flashbang

Timeless Music 2017
  • White Sand

Droop-E - Trillionaire Thoughts

Sick Wid It Records 2017

Compilations

Black Wall Street Compilation
  • We Get Gutta

Various - Black Wall Street Compilation

Black Wall Street 2003
Various - Mind Motion Rocks The Done Deal Party
  • That Fire

Various - Mind Motion Rocks The Done Deal Party

Done Deal Entertainment 2003
E-40 Presents The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1
  • Meet The Dealers

Various - E-40 Presents The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1

Sick Wid' It Records 2005
The Sick Wid It Umbrella - Fedi Fetchin
  • Deal

The Sick Wid It Umbrella - Fedi Fetchin

Sick Wid' It Records 2005
D-Shot & Shawn Boy Presents Boss Ballin 4: The Next Line Of Hitters
  • Load Em, Cock Em, Shoot Em

Various - D-Shot & Shawn Boy Presents Boss Ballin 4: The Next Line Of Hitters

Shot Records 2005
Turf Talk - Brings The Hood Colabilation
  • Dope Man

Turf Talk - Brings The Hood Colabilation

30/30 Records, Sick Wid’ It Records 2005
Frisco Street Show Presents Rob Lo - Street Epidemic
  • In Da Dirt

Frisco Street Show Presents Rob Lo - Street Epidemic

Frisco Street Show, Sumo Records 2006
My New Hustle
  • Way We Roll

Various - My New Hustle

Str8up Music 2006
The Bay Is Heated
  • What It Is

Various - The Bay Is Heat'd

Sweatshop Productions, Sumo Records 2006
San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money
  • Involvement

Various - San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money

SMC Recordings 2007
Hyphy 101: Fuck Hyphy Hits
  • Introduction: Rookie Of The Year

Various - Hyphy 101: Fuck Hyphy Hits

SMC Recordings 2007
Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1
  • A Gust Of Wind

Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1

Fresh In The Flesh Music/Filmz 2007
Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18
  • Holla At Ya' Boy

Various - Dubee A.k.a. Sugawolf Presents West Coast Gangsta V.18

Siccness Records 2007
Demolition Men Presents Killa Keise - Talk Of The Streets
  • Involvement

Demolition Men Presents Killa Keise - Talk Of The Streets

Demolition Men 2007
Da Unda Dogg Presents Bay Boys: Welcome To Bayroot
  • Heavyweights

Various - Da Unda Dogg Presents Bay Boys: Welcome To Bayroot

Cavvy R. Records, Third Circle Entertainment 2008
J-Stalin - Welcome To Da Slap House
  • We Grind Hard

J-Stalin - Welcome To Da Slap House

Capital King Ent. 2008
The Jacka - Nuthin' But Slap Vol. 6
  • 100 Bars Of Death

The Jacka - Nuthin' But Slap Vol. 6

Demolition Men 2008
Music Inspired By The Film: More Than A Game
  • We Ready

Various - Music Inspired By The Film: More Than A Game

Interscope Records 2009
The Black Wall Street - Wall Street Generals - Based On A True Story
  • Wide Open

The Black Wall Street - Wall Street Generals - Based On A True Story

T.R.U.S.T., Street Grind, Haze-TV, Black Wall Street 2009
Various - Messy Marv Presents The Definition Of Greed: "Up All Night Hustlin" Vol. 1
  • Crack Musik

Various - Messy Marv Presents The Definition Of Greed: "Up All Night Hustlin" Vol. 1

Fatty Atty Records 2009
Various - Bullys Wit Fullys Presents SFO Mixtape Vol. 2
  • Street Nigga

Various - Bullys Wit Fullys Presents SFO Mixtape Vol. 2

Git Paid Music Group 2010
The Lincoln Lawyer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • California Soul

Various - The Lincoln Lawyer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Lakeshore Records 2011
Various - Just For Tha G's Vol. 2 "Makin Major Moves"
  • Drank N Dank

Various - Just For Tha G's Vol. 2 "Makin Major Moves"

Loced Out Ent, SMC Records 2011
Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T
  • We G's

Various - Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T

Sacred Muzic 2012
Livewire Records Presents I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire 2
  • I'm Trappin

Various - I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire 2

Livewire Records 2012
Mac Mall - DLK Collabs Vol. 1
  • Identity Crisis

Mac Mall - DLK Collabs Vol. 1

DLK Enterprise, Thizzlamic Records 2012
J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire
  • Nintendo Atari

Various - J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire

Livewire Records 2013
Various - American Dream Cali's Prop 215 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Chronic

Various - American Dream Cali's Prop 215 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tru Reelz Productions 2013
Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 2 (Bac 2 The Features)
  • Wind

Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 2 (Bac 2 The Features)

Teamwork Music 2013
Various - #Teamfillmoe: Compilation
  • Bay Sh*t

Various - #Teamfillmoe: Compilation

Flyzone Muzik 2013
Cousin Fik - Sickest N*gga Healthy (Deluxe Edition)
  • Spooky

Cousin Fik - Sickest N*gga Healthy (Deluxe Edition)

Sick Wid It Records 2014
Cousin Fik & Fastraks - Toll Money V.1
  • Eerie World

Cousin Fik & Fastraks - Toll Money V.1

Sick Wid It Records 2014
Skuba - Tuning Out
  • It's Over

Skuba - Tuning Out

Perfect Team, Ivy Leegue 2015
Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1
  • Erryday

Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1

Ayinde Music 2015
Treacherous C.O.B - Mint Room 2
  • Welcome To California

Treacherous C.O.B - Mint Room 2

Treacherous Records 2015
Roblo - Hits & Misses
  • Ya Boy Introduction

Roblo - Hits & Misses

Blahk Operah Muzic 2016