A bruising emcee with a tireless work ethic, Philthy Rich returns today with a hallucinatory visual and a new track “Numbers,” premiered today by HotNewHipHop. “Numbers” finds the Oakland rapper delivering matter-of-fact rhymes about his substantial ends over subdued minor-key organ and electric keys courtesy of Atlanta sound architect Zaytoven. A laid-back, yet insistent track, “Numbers” features standout guest appearances from fellow Californian Skeme and Houston rapper/Sauce Twinzmember Sauce Walka, who previously collaborated with Philthy Rich on “Feeling Rich Today,“ garnering over 844,000 plays on YouTube. “Numbers” is the first single from Philthy Rich’s upcoming Hood Rich 4 mixtape, his third full-length release of 2016 following Real N*ggas Back in $tyle and SemCity Moneyman 4, expected to hit the internet in August. The sequel to 2011’s Hood Rich 3, Hood Rich 4 features guest appearances by G-Herbo, Shy Glizzy, Kash Doll and Soulja Boy with production from the likes of Zaytoven and Shawty Fresh.
“A veteran in the Bay Area rap scene,” wrote HipHopDX, “Philthy Rich built a reputation as the Bay Area’s Gucci Mane because of his drug-fueled, yet down-to-earth, rhymes, his prolific output, and his relationships with the best street rappers and producers.” Last week, Noisey premiered a remix of Real N*ggas Back in $tyle highlight “Piss Codeine,” featuring what they called a “buffet of great rappers,” including Kevin Gates and Young Dolph. Earlier, WorldStarHipHop premiered the videos for “Way Before” and “Piss Codeine,” both produced by Zaytoven, and “Broke Boy,” featuring Young Dolph. In the lead up to Real N*ggas Back in $tyle, the first in a series of three albums with the same title, Philthy Rich shared a series of singles starting with music videos for the IAMSU-assisted money-making anthem “Make A Living,” which gained more than one million Soundcloud streams, and trunk-thumping Young Scooter collab “Buss Down (Right Now).” Philthy Rich’s latest project, SemCity MoneyMan 4, available for streaming on Soundcloud and for purchase on iTunes. Hood Rich 4 hits stores later this summer.
|Philthy Rich, born and raised in East Oakland’s notorious Seminary neighborhood, has earned his place as “The Bay Area’s Gucci Mane” from his raw and honest lyricism, having a great ear for new talent, untiring work ethic and wide network of collaborators. Releasing well over 40 solo and collaborative mixtapes and albums over the past 8 years, Philthy’s grizzly street tales have strengthened his influence in The Bay Area and beyond, and with over 2 million SoundCloud streams, a spot at #5 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, and collaborations with artists such as Rick Ross, Kevin Gates, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many more his incredible track record only continues to grow.|