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 Records1990
Richie Rich - Half Thang

Richie Rich - Half Thang

Shot Records1996
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Def Jam Recordings1996
Richie Rich - Greatest Hits

Richie Rich - Greatest Hits

Big League Records2000
Richie Rich - The Game

Richie Rich - The Game

Ten-Six Records2001
Richie Rich - Nixon Pryor Roundtree

Richie Rich - Nixon Pryor Roundtree

Ten-Six Records2002
Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 1

Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 1

TenSix Records2010
Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 2

Richie Rich - Town Bidness Vol. 2

TenSix Records2011
Richie Rich - Fed Case

Richie Rich - Fed Case

TenSix Records2017

Guest Appearances

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

Mhisani - Call It Like I See It

Timbuktu Creations1991
The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin
  • Gaffled Like That

The Govenor - Govenor's Taxin'

Handle Bar Records1992
Tucole - Deeper Than You Think
  • 5-0 Hittin' Corners

Tucole - Deeper Than You Think

Strictly Urban Recordings1995
2Pac - Me Against The World
  • Heavy In The Game

2Pac - Me Against The World

Interscope Records1995
Luniz - Operation Stackola
  • Pimps, Playas & Hustlas

Luniz - Operation Stackola

Noo Trybe Records1995
2Pac - All Eyez On Me
  • Ratha Be Ya Nigga

2Pac - All Eyez On Me

Interscope Records1996
Side 2 Syde - Sky Ballin
  • Sky Ballin'

Side 2 Syde - Sky Ballin'

383 Records1997
M.C. Man - 500 Years
  • Funny How The Game Change

M.C. Man - 500 Years

Greenside Records1997
RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye
  • More Game

RBL Posse - An Eye For An Eye

Big Beat1997
Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama
  • Trouble

Steady Mobb'n - Pre-Meditated Drama

No Limit Records1997
2Pac - R U Still Down? [Remember Me]
  • Lie To Kick It

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

Amaru Records, Jive1997
Cydal - Cydalwayz
  • Cydalways

Cydal - Cydalwayz

Swerve Records1998
Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do
  • Faces Of Def

Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do

Def Jam Recordings1998
Hyrisk - Legal Tender
  • Did My Thang

Hyrisk - Legal Tender

Harvest Time Productions1999
MC Man - Don't Get It Twisted
  • Funny How The Game Changed

MC Man - Don't Get It Twisted

Aries Music Entertainment1999
J.E.T. - American Dream
  • Breaded Out

J.E.T. - American Dream

Strikly Platnum Records1999
Agerman - $uccess The Best Revenge
  • All About Dollar$

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

KNR Entertainment1999
The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses
  • Haters

The Delinquents - Bosses Will Be Bosses

Dank Or Die Records1999
D.B.A. - Doing Business As
  • City Life

D.B.A. - Doing Business As

Hollywood Records1999
Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 1
  • Robbin Hood

Rally Boys - Rally World Vol. 1

Rally Entertainment1999
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 Entertainment1999
Bateen Idol - What'z A Thug
  • Game Of Dope

Bateen Idol - What'z A Thug?

Carroll Ray Inc.1999
Turf Hoggs - Ridin Heavy
  • How Much Can You Smoke?

Turf Hoggs - Ridin Heavy

On Dubbs Records1999
B-Legit - Hempin' Aint Easy
  • Gold Ones

B-Legit - Hempin' Ain't Easy

Koch Records2000
Soopafly - Dat Whoopty Woo
  • There Will Never Be Anotha

Soopafly - Dat Whoopty Woop

DPG Recordz2001
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 Entertainment2001
K-Luv The Pimp - Master Of The Game
  • All On A Hoe

K-Luv The Pimp - Master Of The Game

MTP Records2001
Preny Mo - Ridaz: The Album
  • Neva Love Hoes

Preny Mo - Ridaz

Keep'n It Real Records2001
Dubee - Turf Matic
  • Can You See Me Lord

Dubee - Turf Matic

Thizz Entertainment2003
Agerman Of 3XKrazy - Success The Best Revenge
  • All About Dollarz

Agerman Of 3XKrazy - Success The Best Revenge

F.U. Payme Records2003
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 Productions2003
E-A-Ski - Past And Present
  • Ohh Ahh

E-A-Ski - Past And Present

Infared Music Group2003
FM Blue - The World Is... Blue
  • Till Da Cops Show Up

FM Blue - The World Is... Blue

Fast Life Entertainment2004
Big Famous - BigFamous
  • Purple Rain

Big Famous - BigFamous.com

Goodfella Records2004
PSD - The Guru
  • So Cool, So Cold

PSD - The Guru

Gateway Records, Thizz Entertainment2005
City Side Crew - City Side Crooks
  • Ride On You

City Side Crew - City Side Crooks

Thizz Entertainment2005
Casual - Smash Rockwell
  • Oaktown

Casual - Smash Rockwell

Hiero Imperium2005
Baby Bash - Super Saucy
  • Better Than I Can Tell Ya

Baby Bash - Super Saucy

Universal Records2005
Blackmail - Risk Vs. Reward 2
  • Thatz West For You

Blackmail - Risk Vs. Reward 2

JLM Entertainment2005
Yukmouth & Killa Klump - Killa Thugs
  • F.UP

Yukmouth & Killa Klump - Killa Thugs

Rah Music2006
The Team - World Premiere
  • It's Getting Hot (Town Biznezz Remix)

The Team - World Premier

Moe Doe Entertainment2006
Missippi - The Book Of Life Chapter 1
  • Strike 3

Missippi - The Book Of Life Chapter 1

Down In The Boonies2006
Vital - Failure Is Not An Option
  • Kush

Vital - Failure Is Not An Option

Thizz Entertainment, Romp Records, Wash House Records2006
V-White - Perfect Timin'
  • Respect The Game

V-White - Perfect Timin'

SMC Recordings2007
Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • The Best Thing Goin'

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot Records2008
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 Records2009
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 Records2010
Yukmouth - The Tonite Show: Thuggin' & Mobbin
  • All On You

Yukmouth - The Tonite Show: Thuggin' & Mobbin

Fresh In The Flesh Music2010
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. Entertainment2010
Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian
  • Game Of Dope

Young Haitti - The Baydahaitian

Ik Entertainment2010
Philthy Rich - Trip'N 4 Life
  • Feel'N Like Pac (Remix)

Philthy Rich - Trip'N 4 Life

Livewire Records, SMC Recordings2011
Mack X & Malone - Money Music
  • Dear Dea

Mack X & Malone - Money Music

Hoo Bangin' Records, RBC Records2011
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 LLC2011
Shady Nate - The Drofessional
  • My Buddy

Shady Nate - The Drofessional

Livewire Records2012
E-40 - The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1
  • Cutlass

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

Heavy On The Grind2012
Blanco & Yukmouth - Cookies 'N Cream
  • Airheads

Blanco & Yukmouth - Cookies 'N Cream

Guerrilla Entertainment2012
J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server
  • Cannabis Club (Remix)

J.Stalin - Memoirs Of A Curb Server

Livewire Records2012
Too $hort - No Trespassing
  • Hog Ridin'

Too $hort - No Trespassing

Dangerous Music2012
B-Smoove - Fresh Out Da Box
  • Get It In

B-Smoove - Fresh Out Da Box

Activate Entertainment2012
Philthy Rich & The Hoodstarz - The Conspiracy
  • So Good Remix

Philthy Rich & The Hoodstarz - The Conspiracy

Livewire Records, Lawless LLC2012
Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina
  • Break Bread

Andre Nickatina - Andre Nickatina

Fillmoe Empire Distribution2013
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 Records2013
The Relativez - Dirty Money
  • Ballin'

The Relativez - Dirty Money

Break Bread Records2013
Dolla Will - Too Short Presents: Creflo Dolla
  • The Bay (Remix)

Dolla Will - Too Short Presents: Creflo Dolla

CDM2013
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, PTB2013
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • Wet

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records2014
Kokane - Shut Da F Up & Cut Da Checc!
  • Thug Thang

Kokane - Shut Da F Up & Cut Da Checc!

Bud E. Boy Entertainment2014
B-Smoove - The Deposit
  • Get It In

B-Smoove - The Deposit

3 Pounds Entertainment2014
Neighborhood Family - 4 More Confessions
  • Bay Ballin

Neighborhood Family - 4 More Confessions

Neighborhood Family2014
B-Legit - What We Been Doin
  • Gud Gud (Like Me)

B-Legit - What We Been Doin

Empire Distribution2015
Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof
  • G

Rawsome Russ - Bring It Back Deluxe Recession Proof

Elder Entertainment, Bring It Back Records2015
Berner & The Jacka - Drought Season 3
  • Die Young

Berner & The Jacka - Drought Season 3

Bern One Entertainment2015
The Mekanix - Under The Hood
  • Hands

The Mekanix - Under The Hood

Zoo Entertainment2016
Sir V Wood - Think It's A Game, Vol. 3
  • Which Road To Choose

Sir V Wood - Think It's A Game, Vol. 3

Victories Only Circle2017
Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story Three
  • Boss Life

Yukmouth - JJ Based On A Vill Story Three

Smoke-A-Lot Records, EMPIRE2018
The Mekanix - Restoration
  • Trap Phone

The Mekanix - Restoration

Zoo Entertainment2018

Compilations

Cell Block Compilation
  • 80 Oz.

Various - Cell Block Compilation

Cell Block Records, Priority Records1996
International Blunt Funk Compilation
  • Thug Money

Various - International Blunt Funk Compilation

In-A-Minute Records, Blunt Funk Records1997
The Southwest Riders
  • Yay Deep

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive1997
Bombay Presents The Golden Bay Compilation
  • Don't Sleep

Various - Bombay Presents The Golden Bay

On The One Records1998
Bay Rider Entertainment Presents Bayriderz Compilation
  • Take Me Back

Various - Bayriderz Compilation

Bay Rider Entertainment1998
Various - Cream
  • Cydalwayz

Various - Cream

Swervin Entertainment1998
Lake Berryessa Soundtrack
  • 1 Or 2 Thugs

Various - Lake Berryessa Soundtrack

Hubb Entertainment1999
Eyez On The Prize (The Movie Soundtrack)
  • Night Shift

Various - Eyez On The Prize (The Movie Soundtrack)

Trump Tight Records1999
Various - Big League Records Greatest Hits
  • Don't Do It

Various - Big League Records Greatest Hits

Big League Records1999
Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation
  • Take Me Back

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation

EPD Records, Bay Rider Entertainment1999
OutBac Records - Serv'n Ya Heat Compilation
  • Load Unload

Various - Serv'n Ya Heat Compilation

OutBac Records1999
Well Connected
  • Stick With Her

Various - Well Connected

Hard Time Entertainment, Swerve Records1999
Suge Knight Presents Chronic 2000: Still Smokin
  • Gotta Love Gangsta's

Various - Suge Knight Represents Chronic 2000

Death Row Records1999
MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1
  • Bitches

Various - MC Breed Presents The Thugz Vol. #1

Power Records1999
RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)
  • More Game

RBL Posse - Bootlegs & Bay Shit (The Resume)

The Right Way Productions2000
Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto
  • How Many Bitchez

Various - Celly Cel Presents Live From The Ghetto

Realside Records2001
Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas
  • If You All Alone

Various - Mac Shawn Presents Worldwide Bosses & Playas

Music Fo The Mobb Records2001
Bay Area Playas 3: Ghetto Platinum
  • Real Baller

Various - Bay Area Playas 3: Ghetto Platinum

Snake Pit Records2001
Murder Show: Movie Soundtrack
  • All About Dollars

Various - Killa Tay Presents Murder Show: Movie Soundtrack

FU Payme Records2001
Pandemonium
  • Get This Money

Various - Pandemonium

Snake Pit Records2001
The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...
  • 1 Or 2 Thugs

Various - The Delinquents Present The Dominion Continues...

Real To Reel Entertainment2001
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • I Got Five On It (Remix)

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
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. Records2002
Miami's Collection Of Dope
  • Hold Off

Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope

40 Ounce Records2002
Various - Cali Factorz 2
  • Did My Thang

Various - Cali Factorz 2

Certifyde Entertainment2002
Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America
  • I'm So Cool

Various - Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America

Rap-A-Lot Records, Smoke-A-Lot2003
The Rompalation... Best Of Vol. 1
  • Do What We Believe

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

Cavvy R. Records2003
Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2
  • The Side Show

Various - Yukmouth Presents United Ghettos Of America Vol. 2

Smoke-A-Lot Records2004
Richie Rich Presents Grabs, Snatches & Takes
  • Don't Curl Up

Various - Richie Rich Presents Grabs, Snatches & Takes

Ten-Six Records2004
Keak Da Sneak & Dopegame Presents Dope Game I
  • Fucked Up

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

Rah Muzic2004
Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances
  • Hold Off

Mac Dre - Special Guest Appearances

Thizz Entertainment2004
West Coast Radio
  • Thatz West For Ya!

Various - West Coast Radio

Independent Music Network2005
Luniz - Greatest Hits
  • Pimps, Players & Hustlers

Luniz - Greatest Hits

C-Note Records2005
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 Entertainment2005
Messy Marv Presents Draped Up & Chipped Out
  • Not Too Late

Various - Messy Marv Presents Draped Up & Chipped Out

Scalen LLC, SMC Recordings2006
C-Bo & San Quinn - 100 Racks In My Backpack
  • Ain't You That Nigga

C-Bo - 100 Racks In My Backpack

Hunid Racks, Sumo Records2006
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 Entertainment2006
Yayo Turf Monstaz Vol. 1
  • Game Of Dope

Various - Yayo Turf Monstaz Vol. 1

County Line Records2007
Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dammit & Friends
  • Cool

Mac Dre - The Best Of Mac Dammit & Friends

Thizz Entertainment, Sumo Records2007
A-Wax - Hitz N More
  • Da Game

A-Wax - Hitz N More

R.N.L.G. Records2007
Dru Down - Lost Tapes III
  • I'm So Cool

Dru Down - Lost Tapes III

Pimp On Records2008
"All Around The World" We Gotta Get That
  • We Run The Streets

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

JLM Entertainment2008
Boss' Life 3
  • Fucking Wit You

Various - Boss' Life 3

DJ Networks2008
Music 2 Kill By Compilation Vol. 2.0
  • Strike Three

Various - Music 2 Kill By Compilation Vol. 2.0

F.U. Payme Records2008
Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found
  • Get This Money

Various - French Braids Presents Lost & Found

French Braids Entertainment2008
Demolition Men Presents Beeda Weeda - Talk Shit, Swallow Spit
  • East Oakland

Demolition Men Presents Beeda Weeda - Talk Shit, Swallow Spit

Demolition Men2008
DJ Daryl - Retro Collection, Volume 1
  • What I Ain't Goin Do

DJ Daryl - Retro Collection Vol. 1

Bomb Shelter Music2009
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • I Got 5 On It (Remix)

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution2009
Collarossi - The Cali Connection (Collaro$$i Presents)
  • Dago To The O

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

AE Family2009
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 Muzic2010
Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2
  • Da Town (Remix)

Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2

Livewire Records2010
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 Group2011
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 Records2013
Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation
  • Ice Cream Truck

Various - Smigg Dirtee Presents The Dufflebag Society: Compilation

Teamwork Music2014
Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack
  • Cannibus Club

Various - French Braids Presents 420: Loud Pack

French Braids Entertainment2014
J. Stalin - The Best Of J. Stalin Vol. 2
  • What It Do

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

Livewire Records2014
Baby Bash & A-Wax - So Quick... Like A Heist
  • D Game

Baby Bash & A-Wax - So Quick... Like A Heist

We The West, So Quick Entertainment2014
Cuddy - Cuddy's Mob Music, Vol. 1
  • I'm So High

Cuddy - Cuddy's Mob Music, Vol. 1

Cali Life Musik2016
Joe Blow - Featuring Joe Blow, Vol. 2
  • Miss America

Joe Blow - Featuring Joe Blow, Vol. 2

Blow Money Records2016
Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope, Pt. 2
  • Hold Off

Various - Miami's Collection Of Dope, Pt. 2

Thizz Nation2016
Various - Beaches & Bridges - La 2 Da Bay, Vol. 5
  • Game Of Dope

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

2Treal Music Group2017
Lil Raider & Cuddy - The Smokers Lounge
  • Hempcon

Lil Raider & Cuddy - The Smokers Lounge

Cali Life Musik2017
Various - The Directors Cut
  • Loud Enough

Various - The Directors Cut

Not On Label2017
Thizz Latin Hayward - The Best Of Neighborhood Family 14 Bangerz
  • Bay Ballin

Thizz Latin Hayward - The Best Of Neighborhood Family 14 Bangerz

GT Digital2017
Various - Hittas And Go Gettas, Vol. 3
  • Im Still Town

Various - Hittas And Go Gettas, Vol. 3

Big Silk Entertainment2018
Jocnation - From The Bay Area 2 STL
  • Perfect Timing

Jocnation - From The Bay Area 2 STL

HardLine Publications2018