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 Recordings2005
Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"

Ya Boy - Chapter 1 "The Rise"

Precise Music Group2007
Ya Boy - Kush 2009

Ya Boy - Kush 2009

Precise Music Group2009
Ya Boy - Shooter Music/ Kush 2009

Ya Boy - Shooter Music/ Kush 2009

Get Low Digital2009
Big Rich & Ya Boy - Guns & Roses: The EP

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

III Story Muzik, Black Card Music2010
Ya Boy - Up In Smoke

Ya Boy - Up In Smoke

The Mob2010
Ya Boy - Rich Rocka

Ya Boy - Rich Rocka

EMPIRE Recordings, Black Card Music2013
Rich Rocka - Road 2 Rocka

Rich Rocka - Road 2 Rocka

Black Money Music Group, EMPIRE Recordings2013
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Allegiance (Deluxe Edition)

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Allegiance (Deluxe Edition)

Black Card Music2014
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Rich Rocka II

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Rich Rocka II

Black Card Music Group2015
Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Alien

Ya Boy Rich Rocka - Alien

Black Card Music2016
Rich Rocka - Legacy

Rich Rocka - Legacy

Black Card MusicGroup2016
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 Music2016
Rich Rocka & Bailey - Definition Of Explosive

Rich Rocka & Bailey - Definition Of Explosive

P.A.I.D., Black Card Music2017
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 Flesh2017
Rich Rocka - Rocka World

Rich Rocka - Rocka World

Black Card Music2017

Guest Appearances

Turf Talk - The Street Novelist
  • Sav Out

Turf Talk - The Street Novelist

Sick Wid' It Records2004
Errelevent And 10sion - Heaven Made Hell
  • Ain't Tryin' To Lose

Errelevent & 10sion - Heaven Made Hell

Relevent Music2005
Bailey - Champ Bailey
  • The Heist

Bailey - Champ Bailey

City Boyz Muzik2006
San Quinn - The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds
  • Frisco Stand Up (Checkmate 2)

San Quinn - The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds

Done Deal Entertainment, SMC Recordings2006
Kevin Federline - Playing With Fire
  • Dance With A Pimp

Kevin Federline - Playing With Fire

Reincarnate Music, Federline Records2006
Da Danker - Vallejo's Top Exec
  • Heavyweights

Da Danker - Vallejo's Top Exec

Sleepykat Entertainment2006
Sick Symphonies Presents Sick Jacken & Cynic - The Terror Tapes Vol. 1
  • Heat

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

Sick Symphonies2006
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 Records2006
Big Rich - Demolition Men Present Block Tested Hood Approved
  • Frisco In The Area

Big Rich - Demolition Men Present: Block Tested Hood Approved

Demolition Men Music2006
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 Recordings2007
Star Studded - Thizz Nation, Vol. 19
  • Make You Sick

Star Studded - Thizz Nation, Vol. 19

Thizz Entertainment2007
Don Toriano - Gone Pimpin'
  • Give It To You Anyway

Don Toriano - Gone Pimpin'

Sumo Records, Frisco Street Show2007
DJ Fresh & Smigg Dirtee - The Tonite Show
  • A Gust Of Wind

DJ Fresh & Smigg Dirtee - The Tonite Show

Fresh In The Flesh Music2007
D-Moe & Telly Mac - Hype Mode
  • Word Of Mouf

D-Moe & Telly Mac - Hype Mode

Code 924, Frisco Street Show2007
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 Racks2007
Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz
  • Bang'em Anthem

Balance & Big Rich - Unda Dogg Kingz

Catier Entertainment2007
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 Flesh2007
Errelevent - Redefinition
  • Bring It Back

Errelevent - Redefinition

Relevent Music2008
Ambedext - The Dex Files
  • Fire N Skills

Ambedext - The Dex Files

Buzz Records2008
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 Networks2008
Young G Money - An 800 Original, Trife Life
  • Frying

Young G Money - An 800 Original, Trife Life

Done Deal Entertainment2008
Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik
  • We Fresh

Traklordz - Dufflebag Musik

100 Deep Entertainment, Traklordz Entertainment2008
Jeasus - God Bless The Child
  • Put Em Up

Jeasus - God Bless The Child

The Framily Entertainment2008
King Cydal - Ya Block's Host
  • It's Like That

King Cydal - Ya Block's Host

Blockmade Records2008
Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money
  • Fresh

Balance & Big Rich - Good A$ Money

SMC Recordings2009
Seff Tha Gaffla - Don't Get Mad, Get Money
  • Grimey And Gritty

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

Street Fame Entertainment2009
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 Entertainment2010
Yukmouth - Free At Last
  • The Life

Yukmouth - Free At Last

Smoke-A-Lot Records2010
Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night
  • Mega Star

Laroo Tha Hard Hitta - Live By Night

Timeless Entertainment2010
Acktup - Talk Of Tha Town
  • Knock On Wood

Acktup - Talk Of Tha Town

Black Fam Entertainment, Hooker Boy Music Group2010
E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift
  • Knock 'Em Down Music

E-40 - Revenue Retrievin': Night Shift

Heavy On The Grind Entertainment2010
Telly Mac - Your Nobody Til Somebody Kills You
  • Identity Crisis

Telly Mac - Your Nobody Til Somebody Kills You

DLK Enterprise2010
Big Rich - Built To Last
  • Keep It Pushin' (Remix)

Big Rich - Built To Last

3 Story Muzik2010
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 Records2011
DJ Drama - Third Power
  • Locked Down

DJ Drama - Third Power

E1 Music2011
The Boy Boy Young Me$$ - Kokaine Ballads Frum My S550
  • Huss-O-Lin

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

Scalen LLC2011
Cousin Fik - Hacksaw Ben Thuggin
  • Bay Area 51 2011

Cousin Fik - Hacksaw Ben Thuggin

Sick Wid It Records2011
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • Pigeon Coop

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records, INgrooves2012
Sky Balla - Tha Life I Chose
  • I Got Money

Sky Balla - Tha Life I Chose

Endless Hustle Entertainment2012
Yukmouth - Half Baked
  • Cobain

Yukmouth - Half Baked

Smoke-A-Lot Records2012
Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing
  • You Mad

Sir Jinx - Sir Jinx Presents The West Wing

Coastal Contra Music2012
Problem - Welcome To Mollywood: Part 2
  • Gettin Money

Problem - Welcome To Mollywood

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2012
Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak
  • Loco

Philthy Rich - Kill Zone The Leak

Livewire Records2012
Celly Cel - Morphine
  • Party Ova Here

Celly Cel - Morphine

Realside Records2013
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, PTB2013
Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)
  • Concert

Show Banga - Dont Stop Votin (Deluxe Edition)

HomeTeam Entertainment2013
The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2
  • No Sleep

The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2

Zoo Entertainment2014
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • West Up

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records2014
Black Hippy - Black Hippy
  • All My Life (Remix)

Black Hippy - Black Hippy

First Place Records2014
A-Hi - Skywalkers
  • Through The Night

A-Hi - Skywalkers

The Format Show2014
Philthy Rich - Sem City Money Man
  • Solid

Philthy Rich - Sem City Money Man

Hittinspittin Entertainment2014
Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil
  • Who Want Sum Conflict

Da Mafia 6ix - Hear Sum Evil

Scale-A-Ton Entertainment2014
AD - Comptonfornia 2 EP
  • SuperHero

AD - Comptonfornia 2 EP

Swish MGMT2014
Stevie Stone - Malta Bend
  • The Homies

Stevie Stone - Malta Bend

Strange Music, Inc2015
DJ Paul - Da Light Up, Da Poe Up
  • Ratchet

DJ Paul - Da Light Up, Da Poe Up

S.E. Mixmasters2015
Maki - Kilo Hero
  • #Mobonly

Maki - Kilo Hero

The Artist Records, The SoundDope2016
Homewrecka - On The Stove
  • Black Thang

Homewrecka - On The Stove

DLK Enterprise2016
Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose
  • I Be On My Hustle

Cousin Fik - Sickest Nigga Healthy 3: Another Dose

Sick Wid It Records2016
Montana Montana Montana - Really Not A Rapper 500
  • Monopoly Board

Montana Montana Montana - Really Not A Rapper 500

925five Records2016
akaFrank - O.T.
  • 1's Up

akaFrank - O.T.

Aka-Ent2017
Laroo - Flashbang
  • Shine Like

Laroo - Flashbang

Timeless Music2017
  • White Sand

Droop-E - Trillionaire Thoughts

Sick Wid It Records2017
Roblo - Brave New World 2
  • Feel Good

Roblo - Brave New World 2

Blahk Operah Muzic2018
Prezi - Do Better
  • Asap

Prezi - Do Better

Success Label, EMPIRE2018
Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story Three
  • I'm Da Boy

Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story Three

Smoke-A-Lot Records, EMPIRE2018

Compilations

Black Wall Street Compilation
  • We Get Gutta

Various - Black Wall Street Compilation

Black Wall Street2003
Various - Mind Motion Rocks The Done Deal Party
  • That Fire

Various - Mind Motion Rocks The Done Deal Party

Done Deal Entertainment2003
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 Records2005
The Sick Wid It Umbrella - Fedi Fetchin
  • Deal

The Sick Wid It Umbrella - Fedi Fetchin

Sick Wid' It Records2005
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 Records2005
Turf Talk - Brings The Hood Colabilation
  • Dope Man

Turf Talk - Brings The Hood Colabilation

30/30 Records, Sick Wid’ It Records2005
Frisco Street Show Presents Rob Lo - Street Epidemic
  • In Da Dirt

Frisco Street Show Presents Rob Lo - Street Epidemic

Frisco Street Show, Sumo Records2006
My New Hustle
  • Way We Roll

Various - My New Hustle

Str8up Music2006
The Bay Is Heated
  • What It Is

Various - The Bay Is Heat'd

Sweatshop Productions, Sumo Records2006
San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money
  • Involvement

Various - San Quinn Presents The Color Of Money

SMC Recordings2007
Hyphy 101: Fuck Hyphy Hits
  • Introduction: Rookie Of The Year

Various - Hyphy 101: Fuck Hyphy Hits

SMC Recordings2007
Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1
  • A Gust Of Wind

Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1

Fresh In The Flesh Music/Filmz2007
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 Records2007
Demolition Men Presents Killa Keise - Talk Of The Streets
  • Involvement

Demolition Men Presents Killa Keise - Talk Of The Streets

Demolition Men2007
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 Entertainment2008
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 Men2008
Music Inspired By The Film: More Than A Game
  • We Ready

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

Interscope Records2009
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 Street2009
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 Records2009
Various - Bullys Wit Fullys Presents SFO Mixtape Vol. 2
  • Street Nigga

Various - Bullys Wit Fullys Presents SFO Mixtape Vol. 2

Git Paid Music Group2010
The Lincoln Lawyer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • California Soul

Various - The Lincoln Lawyer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Lakeshore Records2011
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 Records2011
Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T
  • We G's

Various - Sacred Muzic Presents GSH!T

Sacred Muzic2012
Livewire Records Presents I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire 2
  • I'm Trappin

Various - I Pledge Allegiance To The Wire 2

Livewire Records2012
Mac Mall - DLK Collabs Vol. 1
  • Identity Crisis

Mac Mall - DLK Collabs Vol. 1

DLK Enterprise, Thizzlamic Records2012
J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire
  • Nintendo Atari

Various - J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire

Livewire Records2013
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 Productions2013
Smigg Dirtee - The Resume 2 (Bac 2 The Features)
  • Wind

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

Teamwork Music2013
Various - #Teamfillmoe: Compilation
  • Bay Sh*t

Various - #Teamfillmoe: Compilation

Flyzone Muzik2013
Cousin Fik - Sickest N*gga Healthy (Deluxe Edition)
  • Spooky

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

Sick Wid It Records2014
Cousin Fik & Fastraks - Toll Money V.1
  • Eerie World

Cousin Fik & Fastraks - Toll Money V.1

Sick Wid It Records2014
Skuba - Tuning Out
  • It's Over

Skuba - Tuning Out

Perfect Team, Ivy Leegue2015
Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1
  • Erryday

Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1

Ayinde Music2015
Treacherous C.O.B - Mint Room 2
  • Welcome To California

Treacherous C.O.B - Mint Room 2

Treacherous Records2015
Roblo - Hits & Misses
  • Ya Boy Introduction

Roblo - Hits & Misses

Blahk Operah Muzic2016