Rich Quick
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Rich Quick

Woodbury, New Jersey, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Woodbury, New Jersey, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop R&B





Rich Quick
Sad Songz
Ben Frank Recordings
Street: 08.20
Rich Quick = Grieves + Micky Avalon
This white boy from New Jersey lays down upbeat, borderline hip-pop with groovy samples. Quick has charisma in his musicianship, offering an approachability that is at his advantage. In his video for “Travelin’ Man,” he raps about his love life, and comes across as a cool, kinda nerdy, real-life dude. Quick was obsessed with writing raps as a kid, which has translated well to his career—his words aren’t complicated or ensnaring, just easy to hear and relate to. Throughout the EP, the snare drum and bass lines create a solid backbone for everything else, but are good enough that they could stand alone. “Nice Guy” has a mellow reggae beat that works out and adds some variation, while “Walk On By” kills it with ’70s-sounding keys and guest flows from Jakk Frost and Chuck Treece. Most of the tracks on Sad Songz are spot-on enough to become hits if Quick gains some speed in the scene. –Kia McGinnis - SLUG Magazine

"May I, Say I"

Rich Quick follows up the Sad Songz EP will a new track that exemplifies the meaning of love. STANKFOOT’s production creates the beat that sets the rhythmic and hypnotizing tone. A true love song “May I, Say I” is sure to be the theme song for the Valentines Day 2014. For more information go to - Keving Nottingham

"Woodbury's Rich Quick releases latest CD 'Sad Songz'"

Woodbury resident Rich Quick proved that it’s never too early to become a hip hop artist.

When he was only 7, he flipped over his Coolio single tape to the instrumental version and began composing his own rap lyrics to the beat.

Now, 18 years later, Quick just released his latest EP, “Sad Songz,” produced by Streece on Ben Frank Recordings.

“I didn’t expect any of this,” Quick said.

Inspired and supported by his mother, Quick said he has been a fan of hip hop his whole life.

“My mom was into hip hop and I started rapping in second grade when I was 7,” Quick said.

He started out rapping about “typical things you would expect from a 7-year-old."

“Disney movies, elementary kinds of stuff,” he said.

Penning rhymes over pre-recorded music grew into teaching himself how to play piano.

In sixth grade, Quick met other kids who were interested in hip hop and by the time he was out of middle school, he was recording professionally in a studio.

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Director Sick Six, left, works with Rich Quick, as they film the music video for Quick's second single, "Say U Love Me" off of his EP "Sad Songz," along South Broad Street in Woodbury, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (Staff Photo by Britney Lillya/South Jersey Times)

“Mom would drive me to a studio where I would record,” he said. “That’s how I got seriously interested.”

While Quick was trying to establish himself in the hip hop community, his biggest struggle was gaining respect from his peers, he said.

“I got a head start on a lot of things,” Quick said of beginning his journey at such an early age. “But it’s difficult to maneuver around through the hip hop scene. There are different sub-cultures, grittier undertones. And being a young suburban kid, I had to know my place and be respectful of the culture.”

It took patience and hard work, but Quick’s time finally came during his junior year in high school.

“It was hard for me to get the respect that I knew I deserved,” he said. “By my senior year, I was known in the surrounding area. It was cool that I could go to other places and people knew who I was.”

Though he’s been recording CDs since he was a child, the first release that he says was “taken seriously” was, “I’m With the DJ.”

“That got me on the radar of a lot of people including Stress which is half of Streece (productions),” Quick said. “He had been paying attention and he saw the video I shot in Woodbury for ‘Magnetic.’”

But Quick’s break really came during an appearance.

“I was performing at a showcase where his brother was showcasing as a producer, so (Stress) was there supporting his brother,” he said. “I took the stage and had a really good show.”

Stress approached Quick after his performance and asked him to come into his studio.

“He wanted to go through some songs and pick my brain,” he said. “After that, he gave me some instrumentals to write over and I came back with songs.”

Once Stress heard Quick’s work, the two decided to work together on the latest EP.

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Rich Quick films the music video for his second single, "Say U Love Me" off of his EP "Sad Songz," along South Broad Street in Woodbury, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. (Staff Photo by Britney Lillya/South Jersey Times)

“I’m very pleased with how it came out,” Quick said of “Sad Songz.” “They are some of the best songs I’ve ever written, and the production is really good. They are accomplished musicians who have worked with everyone. The sound is really organic, yet new.”

Quick said he is working on putting together a tour in support of the EP, but will also continue to perform around the Tri-state area.

“There’s no stopping me from doing what I’m doing,” he said. “I’m still going to try to perform as often as possible. That’s where I’m most comfortable.”

As for the future, Quick just hopes to continue writing and performing.

“I just hope where ever I go, I’m happy when I get there,” he said. “I’d love to be successful, but the most important thing is that I’m happy.”

Quick will be hosting the Music Lounge and performing at the Woodbury Fall Arts Festival on Sept. 28 and 29.

“Sad Songz” is available on iTunes and

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Contact staff writer Kelly Roncace at 856-686-3647 or -

"Open Mic: Rich Quick’s 3 favorite rapper/DJ duos"

“Open Mic” is a column where RapMusic asks a rapper a random question that is somewhat related to their latest project (e.g. album, mixtape, or film).

As mentioned earlier, New Jersey rapper Rich Quick is currently promoting his latest effort titled I’m With The DJ, which is hosted by DJ NoPhrillz.

“I’m With The DJ originally got its name from my early days with Exponent Ent. moving around from gig to gig with DJ NoPhrillz and Benja Styles,” Quick told RapMusic. “The only way I could get into venues without paying was by carrying in the DJ equipment and telling the Door Man “I’m with the DJ.”

“So during that time in my life, I developed a new-found appreciation for the art of DJ’ing and Phrillz and Benja played a key role in that,” he added. “So the real meaning of I’m With The DJ is paying homage to all of the DJs who made it possible for new artists like myself shine.” With that in mind, Rap Music asked to name his top 3 favorite rapper/DJ duos. Check out Rick Quick’s choices below and feel free to share some of your favorite rapper/DJ duos: -

"RIch Quick - I'm with the DJ"

Been waiting for this one, and goddamn is it worth it! Rich Quick is the truth, straight up and down. I got an advanced copy of this yesterday and rocked to it on the way to the Garden Variety show, and was thoroughly impressed. I've known Quick was a great MC, but the level of versatility in his rhymes? You really see it in this tape. He rips a grip of great beats, one of my favorits being "Me & The Biz", which he did with an MC named Biz Mighty, who I definitely had no idea about, but truly impressed me at the GV show last night (more on that in the next day or so). Don't sleep on this one, trust we. You won't be disappointed. -

"I'm with the DJ"

Philly spitter Rich Quick took some time to get to this point. His first tape with DJ No Phrillz and Benja Styles had to really come out like a mixtape. Something that sounds vintage. You have him doing freestyles and dropping some original tracks in between too. Safe to say he went in. Stream and download below. -


Still working on that hot first release.



In April 2012 Rich Quick released “I'm With The DJ” Hosted by DJ NoPhrillz and Benja Styles. The first 500 physical copies of the mixtape included 1 of 5 limited edition hand drawn Hip Hop themed Art Cards. Rich included the Art Cards as a testament to Hip Hop's influence on art and pop culture. During Rich's tour promoting “I'm With The DJ” Rich performed with notable New Jersey producer Mr. Green. After the show he was approached by Jeff Davis aka Stress the White Boy. Stress and Chuck Treece, a powerhouse production duo referred to as STREECE™, began working with Rich on an EP titled “Sad Songz” from Ben Frank Recordings.

The work on “Sad Songz” captured the attention of multi-Grammy award winning artist, Tim "Timebomb" Armstrong of Rancid and Transplants fame. Armstrong, a longtime friend of Stress, collaborated on a track with STREECE™ and Rich Quick. The track entitled "Stay True" became part of the Tim Timebomb and Friends project and quickly became a fan favorite. Other notable collaborations are Jakk Frost, Reef the Lost Cauze, and Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples).

Rich was then featured in Philadelphia Weekly calling him “Philly hip-hop’s rising star”. After featureson, and numerous international websites, “Sad Songz” debuted top 40 on the iTunes Hip Hop Album charts the day of it's release.