NYF: Summer Nights Debuts
We got in a few words with Rich as he makes the rounds to promote his newest ep. Summer nights is the first in a collection of season based, compact album releases he will drop over the next year. We wanted to learn more about how he came up with the idea of splitting up an album into multiple parts. And who helped him pull it all together.
Introducing Summer Nights
RP Opens Up About His New EP
So, tell us about your new album and how it came about.
Yea, Newyorkfornication: Summer nights. Wow.. my good friend Ky called me and said, “Rp I got an idea. You should release an ep every season.” I thought that was a great idea. Four or five new songs and some visuals to support the project.. I said I'm with it. And we jumped right into producing.
What was your first step to make that vision a reality?
I immediately started contacting producers. I had an intro idea I’d held on to for a year that me and 2Keyz collaborated on. That sparked the flame. Then I got in touch with Statz an amazing young producer from Harlem. He gave me three tracks and I used all three.
Are there any songs that seemed solid from the beginning?
One track Statz produced, "How The Ppl Give It Up" sparked a feature with one of my long time collaborators Rich Mo. He heard it and immediately texted me sayin, “I need to get on that record, it's fire.”
What about struggle.
Are there any tracks that didn’t come as easy?
I received beats from an up and coming artist who’s friends with a producer name Quan Demarco. I loved the beat but I couldn't come up with any melodies. I worked hard on it, then all of a sudden it hit me. I was inspired to record "Another Story." To return the favor, I featured Vinny the guy who found the beat for this amazing song. It's a solid quality musical vibe.
Thanks for takin a second with us.
Np. Hope you all enjoy!
Don't Stop, Won't Stop
After dropping his debut LP New York Fornication in August of 2012, for Rich Person the hustle has been constant.
Forever searching for the next opportunity has become Rich's trademark. From music, to social venues, and now endless merchandise products, he is always open to sharing The People Club with his community and the world around him. The first album was received well, but instead of settling on that success he set to work on his next album. Between a day job and multiple venue appearances, Rich collected talent to help him form New York Fornication: Don't Be Afraid To Love Me. Now, four years later he is transforming the old way of releasing an album with a seasonal drop schedule. NYF: Summer Nights is the first of four short complications.
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Paving The Way
Rich Person has seen firsthand how hard it is to reach great heights in the industry, and although he is still fighting to break through himself, he wants to help other creatives around him turn their dreams into reality along the way. He hopes The People Club will become that outlet. A place for artists like him to either demonstrate their solo chops, or collaborate as a team, to produce high quality entertainment everyone can enjoy.
"That's how it starts. A strong presence that's appealing. Build a community of your friends and family. Stay consistent! And don't forget to smile, even when you're down."
The People Club Origin
The People Club (TPC), derived from rap trio The People in 2010. Rich Person, Mo$e.A and Pop Deman combined talents to lyrically tackle the streets of the New York. Collaborating with star producers such as Charlamagne, Young Lord, and Vinny Idol helped them drop strong tracks to begin making a name for themselves.
When efforts failed to materialize, it was clear gears needed to be shifted. Rich made the decision to go solo and develop The People into a brand to be reckoned with. As the forerunner for the newly dubbed club, Rich began paving the way for other artists in his position. He looks to bring artists from his past back on board to join the venture once a strong foundation has been built. There is a lot of ground left to cover but RP remains optimistic; constantly reminding his ever-growing team to roll with the punches and keep at it.
After a successful release of DBA2LM, Rich has found himself on the radio more and more promoting his work. This has created a new spark within him. Each month that passes he plans on promoting his work and his cause on-air as much as possible.
Since day one of building RP and The People Club into their own brands, more merchandise than you can imagine has been ordered donning custom logos and patterns. Caps, tees, jackets, and even bedspreads have become guinea pigs for Rich's label. Now he is ready to offer more swag to a larger crowd. Look for items to be listed under the MERCH tab as the year passes, giving fans an easier way to purchase their favorite People Club apparel and accessories with the click of a button.
Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
This album brought RP back to 2012; the conception. When he made the decision to develop his brand from scratch and put it all on the line. He feels he has grown in more ways then one. His lyrical content sharpened, his sound more evolved.
"I developed a sound with my producer 2Keys. My creative director Deni Rae mastered the simplistic approach visually. Now we can deliver a clean, sleek, user-friendly website, album packaging, and line of merchandise."
DBA2LM is his interpretation of making the best music possible in any genre, but especially hip hop. With every project he tackles RP strives for greatness, "I want my name to ring forever, 'Young Achilles.' The People Club; A Brand You Can Trust."
Music is everything to us.
It's what we love and live to produce.
Letter To The Masses
The countless amount of hours that were put into DBA2LM was all worth it. I can admit this is the exact way it played out in my head. The cohesion from 1-13 amazes me. I'm a fan of the culture, so I felt I would be doing hip hop a great injustice if I didn't present a project you can listen to from 1 until completion. I am humbled by the feed back and the outlets that support DBA2LM. I'm gaining ground but still have so far to go. No two stories are alike, that's why I'm comfortable living my truth, moving at a pace that was meant for me.
To those who support me, I will never let you all down. I will never give up! I have a goal and that's to move the culture forward and create great hip hop music that's timeless. I would like to thank the artist that are featured on the project. The People Club's own Mo$e.A, DC' Don Juan, Glory, Rich Mo, Jay Lam. My People Club team Kysheam and the best creative director in the business Deni Rae. We all have bright futures let's continue to push for greatness!