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New Release - July 4, 2016


by Rich Tycoon and Jonny Soza

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Rich Tycoon and Jonny Soza combine their talents to produce one of the best hip hop summer songs to come along in a long time.

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Shows, Appearances, and Events

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Gilroy Hot Latin Nights Concert & Carshow Garlic County Golf, Gilroy Garlic County Golf, Gilroy
(Pop Up Show) Rich Tycoon, Shorty, Maharaji + more Taradise Cafe, Seattle, WA Taradise Cafe, Seattle, WA
Spread Your Wings Tour (NW USA) End Zone Sports Bar, Yakima, WA End Zone Sports Bar, Yakima, WA
Spread Your Wings Tour (NW USA) Culpeppers, Graham, WA Culpeppers, Graham, WA
 —  — Watsonville Impalas Low & Slow Carshow Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville CA, CA Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Watsonville CA, CA
Slapalooza 2 (Indecent the Slapmaster) Invite Only! (Secret Location), Petaluma, CA Invite Only! (Secret Location), Petaluma, CA
 —  — Impalas Magazine West Coast Tour West Wind Capital Drive-In, San Jose, CA West Wind Capital Drive-In, San Jose, CA
JAM'N 107.5 FM (In-studio performance) Portland, OR Portland, OR
Too Short, E-Dawg (with Rich Tycoon) The Showbox, Seattle, WA The Showbox, Seattle, WA
 —  — Rich Tycoon, E-Dawg, Dj Punish (Meet Greet Eat Beats) Flight School Clothing, Albany, CA Flight School Clothing, Albany, CA
 —  — Juneteenth (All Original Showcase) Laurel Park, Santa Cruz, CA Laurel Park, Santa Cruz, CA
E-Dawg's Drop Top NW Remix (Release Date) Worldwide Worldwide
Cool Out TV (with E-Dawg & Funk Daddy) Seattle Seattle
 —  — Nappywood Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
Santa Cruz Summer Blast with Rappin 4-Tay Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz, CA Bocci's Cellar, Santa Cruz, CA
 —  — 150th Annual Juneteenth Celebration @ Santa Cruz, CA Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz
 —  — Grad Nite 2015 Private Location, Hollister, CA Private Location, Hollister, CA
Rich Tycoon Interview @ KHDC Salinas, CA Salinas, CA
Slapmaster & Friends w/ Rich Tycoon Str8 Shooters, Vacaville, CA Str8 Shooters, Vacaville, CA
 —  — Rich Tycoon LIVE interview on Hamp's Corner of America Live On-Air (Online) , Worldwide Live On-Air (Online) , Worldwide

My Story

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Home Town: Oakland, California
Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sign: Libra

Skill(s): MC, Song Writer, Producer, Indie Business
Status: Unsigned

Booking & Inquires: frontdesk@blackbizness.net
Features: macblvd@hotmail.com

Song of the Month



Now Available at www.E-Dawg.com

Now Available at www.E-Dawg.com

Official Videos

Watch the first video I was featured in
(Drop Top by E-Dawg ft. Filthy Rich)



'Fresh (Off Parole)' ft. Indecent the Slapmaster
Produced by Sean T
(Scratches by Dj Twelvz)


I came up in a family where music was usually playing in the background.  Either my dad was playing records on his personal sound system, my uncle Keith was practicing the drums, or my uncle Mike was hosting a house party while playing deejay.  

The ladies of my family seemed to love music just as much.  I can recall times watching my mom sing along to Supremes's songs as if she was Diana Ross herself.  Not too mention my sister was a Prince fan.  These were my first experiences with music.

My family exposed me to quite a few iconic artists like Marvin Gaye,  Michael Jackson, and Luther Vandross.  They also introduced me to artist that weren't as popular, but were great in their own right like Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Stephanie Mills, and Alexander O'Neil.

My family members helped open my ears, but it was my desire to be cool that made me write my first rap song at age 12.  It was during the crazy mid-80's. Break dancing was trending and hip-hop was the cool new thing.   I wasn't the best at break dancing, so I decided I wanted to write a rap.  Not to be a rapper per say.  Just to be cool.

Over the next few years, I wrote a lot.  Not just raps.  I was also interested in journalism so I wrote articles for my school newspapers.  Plus whenever I came home from school with no homework my Dad would have me take an article from an encyclopedia and re-write it in my own words.

I liked writing, and I also liked music.  Meshing the two together is my main creative outlet.  Consistently writing, practicing, and a few shows landed me my first professional music opportunity at age 20.  A mutual friend introduced me to a rapper from Seattle named E-Dawg.  We hit it off pretty good and eventually got into the studio and recorded two songs, Drop Top and Lil Locs.

Lil Locs was a dope  street banger, but it was Drop Top that opened the eyes and ears of hip-hop legends Sir Mix-a-Lot and Rick Rubin.  Drop Top, a smooth summer anthem was ultimately the inspiration for Seattle...the Dark Side, a compilation album. released by Rhyme Cartel/Def America in 1993.

Of course it wouldn't be a real rapper's story without legal troubles, gun shot wounds, and prison terms, right?  Well, that's what's happened to Filthy Rich, which is the name I came into the industry as.  Subsequently, over the next couple of years things got really rough, but no matter how rough things got I'd always reach for my pen or pencil to get me through the madness.  That madness mixed with some goodness comes to life in my music.

Most of my fans are drawn to my voice, which is raspy and original.  They also appreciate how I approach each song from a realistic perspective.  Still, as real as it gets I try not to lose sight of the basic objective, which is to make good music that people can enjoy.

Around 2005 I co-founded a rap duo called Black Bizness.   We recorded and independently released 2 albums; Shop Open and Buyin' N Sellin'.  BNS was presented by Bay Area rap legend San Quinn.  This era signified a new beginning for me.  I started the phase as Filthy Rich, transitioned in Rich Tycoon a.k.a. Filthy Rich, and emerged as simply Rich Tycoon.  What I call a better version of Filthy Rich.  

Independently I've recorded songs with Yukmouth of The Luniz, Chris Rene of Simon Cowell's X-Factor, and other luminaries such as Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak (3XKrazy), producer Sean T, Dubee (Thizz Ent.),  and Indecent the Slapmaster.  I've opened up for Fat Joe and Paul Wall.  I've also inspired many up and coming artists/groups throughout my musical existence, and in 2015 Sir Mix-a-Lot pulled me on stage at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz to tell the crowd, I was one of the dopest emcee's he'd met.  Thanks Mix!

I guess you could say I'm almost famous.  To date, I've sold records in over 20 countries.  Even though some of them were only 3 records. lol... Still.  I'm an artist, people like my music, and I hope you do too.  I've got a little something for everybody.


'Ain't Goin No Where' ft. Chris Rene
(200,000+ views)

Rich Tycoon - Discography

Features Indecent the Slapmaster, Hard Hitta 3X, Genoa T. Brown, and Sisco Stylz.
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Features Dot Goodie, Lasro the King, M.e.r.k. 1, Ghambit, Prince Lefty, and more.
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Features Chris Rene, Yukmouth, San Quinn, Pretty Black, Sean T, Lasro, D Labrie, Prince Lefty, and more.
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