Rich Boy, whose real name is Maurice Richards, is an American rapper known by his huge 2007 hit called “Throw some D’s”. He is currently trying to regain his popularity with some new hits.

Early years

Maurice Richards was born on September 2, 1983 in Mobile in the state of Alabama in United States.

After finishing high school he enrolled the Tuskagee University where he was going to finish the studies to become a mechanical engineer. He had a talent in that area so he wanted to make a career out of it. He liked his studies and thought that he will actually finish them, but as it turns out, music got in the way.

After a while, he decided to quit the studies and start pursuing his rapping career. Although he was very interested in engineering, he thought he was better in making beats and rapping and he thought he would feel better in this area. He wanted to empower people by his music and share his rhymes so everyone can see his talent.

Career Development

He signed a contract with a record label called Zone 4. That meant that he should start to work on his first album. This was a huge thing for him and his career started out really well.

During that period he was featured on Ludacris’ compilations and as a guest star on Drake’s and Da Bottoms’ mixtapes. Since all of these artists are very popular, their fans got to know Rich Boy through these songs.

In 2007 he released his first album called simply “Rich Boy” and one of the songs on the album “Throw some D’s” became a huge hit which reached No.6 on the Billboard charts. Polow da Don produced most of the work and continued to be Rich Boy’s producer on other singles. Polow da Don was already a proven producer who produced hits for Ludacris, Fergie and Ciara.

In 2008 he was placed on the cover of the XXL magazine which selected him for the Freshmen list, because he was considered to be a star on the rise. This gained him a lot of popularity, especially on the social media.

“Top of the World” was the name of his single from 2009 which was placed on the soundtrack for “More Than a Game” movie. It was a short documentary about NBA, basketball and LeBron James.

After the starting success everything stopped seemed to stop for Rich Boy. He made songs but they just weren’t hits. People didn’t accept his songs in a way he thought they would and his fame started to stagnate.

He has left Zone 4 Interscope record label and changed it into E1 Music and it took a few years for him to release his album “Break the Pot”.

In 2011 he released a mixtape called “12 Diamonds” .This mixtape is on the trace of his great earlier work but enhanced by some new rythms.

This year he started to collaborate with Boombox Cartel, an EDM duo consisted of two guys: Americo and Jorge.

Some of his more successful mixtapes are: “Bigger Than The Mayor”, “Pacc Man” and “Bring It To The Block”.

In 2015 he released his third album named “Featuring”, released by his new partnered record label E1.

Personal life

It is very hard to find some relevant informations about his family and love life. He had a longtime girlfriend but no one knows whether they got married or not.

He says that he would like to be more popular, but he also states that he doesn’t want people to follow him around so he rarely shares info about his states.


Full name: Maurice Richards

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Date of birth: September 2, 1983

Birth-sign: Virgo

Birth place: Mobile, Alabama

Age: 34

Occupation: rapper

Education: never finished studies at Tuskagee University

Awards: Rookie of the Year 2007

Personal Life and Family

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: Black

Religion: Christianity

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Husband: /

Sexual Orientation: straight

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Personal Look and Measurements

Height: NA

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Body: athletic, muscular

Hair Color: black

Eye color: brown

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Distinctive Features: tattoos

Net Worth and Salary

Net worth: $ 3 million

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Interesting Facts about Rich Boy

His first hit single ” Throw Some D’s” was so popular that even Kanye West made his own version of the song. That version went viral and became popular, as everything Kanye West does.

His first debut album called “Rich Boy” was featured with many known artists such as John Legend and Outkast. People say that it’s a pity he didn’t grow more famous since he had a nice opportunity while working with these artists.

He has a lot of tattoos from which the most noticable one is a tattoo of rose on his neck. It has been on a lot of his social media photos.

He also has verses tattooed on his chest and he says that those really mean a lot to him. He hasn’t shared the info with anyone about who these lyrics are from.

Quick Summary

Rich Boy is a known rapper whose career culmination was in 2007/2008. After his first successful album he found himself without inspiration and years after that he is recording music in order to return to the top music scene.