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.
My fans love my voice, which is raspy and original. They also appreciate the street stories in my songs, which I appoach from a real perspective. Still, as real as it gets I try not to lose sight of the basic goal, which is to make good music that people can enjoy, relate to, and learn from.
Around 2005 I co-founded a rap duo called Black Bizness. We dropped 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 aka Filthy Rich, and emerged as simply Rich Tycoon. What I call a better version of Filthy Rich.
I've recorded songs with Yukmouth (Luniz), Chris Rene, and other luminaries such as Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak (3XKrazy), producer Sean T, Dubee (Thizz Ent.), and Indecent the Slapmaster.