RocHarder Magazine: (Respect My Grind) Rich Graham: Get Filthy By Lola Sims
Exploding into the hip hop scene armed with a duffle bag filled with young blood, sweat from saturating the streets with good music, and without time to cry, RMG (Respect My Grind) is about to beast the Atlanta indie market, and theyâ€™re telling their haters bye. This hip hop powerhouse, led by its CEO K, is hell bent on getting the very best of young talent and pushing them until the bend or break. Its present lineup includes Bay formerly known as Baby DC, Kelz Holaday who went from to negotiations with Laface to working at 107.9, P Stonez who was formerly signed with Mr. ColliPark, Rich Graham who has been featured on MTV, and Tez McClain who sprung into the scene on MTV 2â€™s Sucker Free freestyle segment.
RICH GRAHAM: GET FILTHYBy: Lola Sims
â€œIâ€™m on the grind/Iâ€™m getting more bread/thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m always on your mind/like your forehead.â€ Itâ€™s lyrics like these that pretty much sum up new and up and coming artist, Rich Graham, who is out here grinding and putting in the hard work. As an Atlanta transplant via New Jersey, Rich Graham has been able to make a name for himself in the southern music Mecca and now looks forward to taking it worldwide. â€œI had a really dope record called â€œHate The Gameâ€ which featured Big Kuntry King from T.I.â€™s crew PSC and was produced by DJ Toomp,â€ states Rich Graham.Â â€œThat record got me my name in Atlanta.â€ Born and raised in Willingboro, New Jersey, Rich Graham is a product of a broken home. Unlike most young black men, it never affected him like it did others. Growing up in suburbsof Camden, Trenton, and Philadelphia, Rich Graham lived within a life that appeared to be nice on the outside and rough on the inside. Although his parents were separated, they lived within 5 minutes of each other making the separation not that hard to bear. â€œI canâ€™t say there were certain events in particular that inspired â€˜me as an artist,â€ states Rich Graham. â€œJust my life itself has always beenâ€¦interesting.â€ â€œAs an independent who has already opened for T.I. and has even had songwriting success through his copenning of the song, â€œGo Girlâ€ that Pitbull eventually bought, and not to mention the record called â€œCoolest Catâ€ that he wrote for another artist and was used in the movie, Rich Graham has a lot to offer on both sides of the fence.
Currently finishing up his new mixtape entitled, THEMONEYGRAHAM, which is more of a street album than a mixtape, Rich Graham is also putting the final touches on his debut album, The Root Of Evil. With his new single, â€œLooking For Youâ€ produced by and featuring Soundz, who produced the â€œLove in the Clubâ€ remix with Usher, Abeyance, and Lil Wayne: heâ€™s grinding hard and making everyone pay attention.