Originally known as Filthy Rich, Rich Tycoon is one of Bay Area's best kept hip-hop secrets. By writing his first song at age 12 in Oakland, California , Rich Tycoon set out on a musical journey that has seen him through some of his life's most trying times.Coming up in the streets, spending his teens in the juvenile justice system, and continuing on to adult institutions has shaped Rich Tycoon's musical career as much as it has shaped his life.
The self-proclaimed street rapper has never been one to claim to be a gangster rap, but he does claim to have lived a pretty gangster life. In his music Rich Tycoon takes fans down several roads that include trials, tribulations, triumphs, and tears. Never predictable, but always entertaining you simply have to listen to every Rich Tycoon (aka Filthy Rich) song to get an idea of who he truly is as a person. Rich Tycoon is a true MC with all of the right ingredients. His one-of-a-kind raspy voice is his instrument of choice, and his wordplay is his strength. In some songs Rich Tycoon comes across as being as tough as nails. In the next song he leaves himself vulnerable to judgement and criticism. This is what makes Rich Tycoon a 'real rapper' and original in a world full of cookie cutter artists.Rich Tycoon gives you a piece of himself in every song, and he doe's it and effectively.