Rich-P, born Julian Perkins, started rapping when he was only five years old, started recording at eleven and formed a group at thirteen that left him with three CD’s under his belt. As a teen Rich-P used to sneak into underground shows to battle and improve his lyrical skills. Being from New York City, people associate their culture as it pertains to the borough they represent. He spent his early years in South Side Jamaica Queens bouncing around to Tennessee, North Carolina, and Atlanta before finally settling in Harlem.
Over the years, his content has been featured on Hot 97, TMZ, MTV, AllHipHop, VladTV, 2DopeBoyz, HIPHOPSINCE1987, Genius, and more. He’s been compared by industry professionals and fans to Fabolous, Kanye West, and J.Cole. Rich-P Debuted his mixtape, “The Inauguration”, followed up with “The Oval Office” and “The Assassination” circulating the hip hop market. 2018 saw his debut album KIWMP release garnering 600K+ streams, In 2020 he dropped his sophomore effort Spiritual Levels which saw 2,000,000+ streams and spawned his hit “Not Real” which cleared over 1 million Views. Up to speed he released his Widespread acclaimed Third album What Does Love Get You? peaking at #12 on iTunes.
From opening for headliners Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, Teyana Taylor, Jadakiss, Fabolous, and Wale, to headlining and selling out his own shows throughout 2017 to now, Rich is all in with his brand Strength In Numbers. He aspires to distribute other artist in the near future.
How did you get started in your career? I started writing rhymes in the park with my friends when I was 5 years old and my barber was the first person to put me in a studio and I’ve never looked back.
What is your moment where you realize “you made it” There’s quite a few moments that hold the same weight Selling out my own show in 10 days, hearing myself on radio for the first time, doing a song with Styles P and charting # 12 on iTunes independently are the most surreal moments I’ve had to date which validated me as a force to be reckoned with.
What career advice would you give your younger self? Invest more into your marketing and visibility everything else is a distraction.
What are your biggest influences in your career? Jay Z and Kanye West musically have been the greatest influences on me in my career their ability to challenge themselves and push the envelope gave me the courage to do the same.
What’s the most difficult part of your job? Not having the time to give to friends, family and of course dating struggles, but I’m getting better at balancing because tunnel vision is truly needed to succeed and people aren’t usually understanding when it comes to that.
What’s next for you and your career? Touring, Multiple albums in a short span to build my catalog and working with more legends as well as newer big artist.
Where can we keep up with you? On Instagram and Tik Tok of course @RichPsin and Facebook as well www.Facebook.com/whoisRichP