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Rich Boy
Birth name Maurice Richards
Also known as New Money
Born September 2, 1983 (age 26)
Origin Mobile, Alabama
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, Producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Zone 4, Interscope
Associated acts Polow da Don, Keri Hilson, Yung Berg, Supa Villain, Al Myte, Gucci Mane, Pimp C, Jim Jonsin, Lil Haze

Maurice Richards (born September 2, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name Rich Boy, is an American rapper from Mobile, Alabama. He is best known for the hit single "Throw Some D's". His self-titled debut album was released in early 2007.



Richards dropped out of his studies of mechanical engineering at Tuskegee University in order to concentrate on music.[2] With a few demo releases, he was noticed by producer Polow da Don (who had already produced numbers for Ludacris, Jamie Foxx and Fergie). Rich Boy then signed a contract with Zone 4 through Interscope Records and started to work on his debut album. In the meantime, he made guest appearances on one of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace compilations and on a few mix tapes, such as Comeback Season by Canadian rapper Drake and Da Bottom, Vol. 5 by DJ Ideal and Jermaine Dupri. On March 13, 2007, Rich Boy released his self-titled debut album and with the success of his hit singles "Throw Some D's," "Boy Looka Here," "Good Things," and "Let's Get This Paper," the album went on to be certified Gold by the RIAA.[3]

His second album was thought to be entitled 5 Million, but Rich Boy said in an interview that the first single will be released in the summer and the title will be "Buried Alive". He recently released a single "Top of the World", part of the More Than A Game soundtrack album. He has been releasing successful mixtapes such as Bigger Than The Mayor, Paccman, and Kool-Aid, Kush and Convertibles and has made several appearances on other artists' work. Rich Boy's second album is slated for a 2010 release. The first Official single is expected to be Sho Look Good produced by Jim Jonsin.





Solo singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Hot R&B U.S. Rap Album
2006 "Throw Some D's" (featuring Polow da Don) 6 3 1 Rich Boy
2007 "Boy Looka Here" 116 53 25
"Good Things" (featuring Polow da Don & Keri Hilson) - 54 -
2009 "Drop" - 101 - Buried Alive
"Sho Look Good" TBA TBA TBA Buried Alive


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