The name Dimitri Roger may not ring an instant BEll, but when you throw in the his well known rap moniker Rich the Kid, it all makes sense, at least in hip hop’s thriving “trap” world. The NY bred, ATL made “Quality Control” signed rapper could possible BE your favorite trap stars favorite rising rapper. Rich has managed to gain a cult following thru a series of street savvy and “hood” relatable mixtapes, BE it with his popular counterparts like Gucci Mane & Migos, or killing tracks on his own.
The “trap” scene isn’t much of an underground scene anymore, especially in Atlanta. Thru the recent emergence of blatant trap music (once coined by ATL’s self-proclaimed King of the South T.I.) has extended BEyond just music. Rich the Kid has adds to the trap movement through his controversial clothing line TRAP, which showcases the many elements of trapping from gangster masks, whisks to flick-a-da wrist, measuring cups, Mary Jane plants (medicinally themed, no doubt…LOL), and of course wads of money, just to put the icing on the cake, or the hot sauce on the bird, rather.
Along with designing TRAP, Rich the Kid continues to stay in high demand both in the streets & in the industry. Whether he’s in the studio cranking out hood anthems, touring all across the country, or flossing his unique style on social media, Rich is an obvious fan favorite, putting the necessary stamp on the industry to secure a pretty dope spot in today’s trendy music.
BE Sat down down with our #2015HipHopStyle Cover Artist to get the scoop on how Rich the Kid views his own personal style & his take on the current state of hip hop fashion trends.
DEFINE YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE?
My style is the future. Check out whoisrichthekid.com for Trap Clothing, ou can check out my personal style right there.
HOW DOES HIP HOP AND STYLE CROSS EACH OTHER IN YOUR WORLD?
Making history with my music & style of my own with my Trap Clothing Line
IF WE PEEPED THROUGH YOUR CLOSET, WHAT WOULD WE FIND?
Coogie, Trap Clothing (Rich The Kid Clothing Line), YRN, Maison Martin, & Margielas
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF STYLE IN HIP HOP?
I feel like Trap Clothing (Rich The Kid Clothing Line) ,YRN Clothing (Yung Rich Nation, Migos Clothing Line) we are setting the trend.
WERE YOU A STYLISH KID GROWING UP?
Yes, but I wasn’t toO flashy
HAVE ANY OTHER ARTISTS (PAST OR PRESENT) INSPIRED YOUR STYLE?
WHAT’S A TREND IN HOP HOP YOU WOULD GET RID OF?
Snap & Pop Rap
ARE THERE ANY PAST ERAS IN STYLE THAT YOU WOULD PRESENTLY BRING BACK TO HIP HOP?
No, QC is the future.
WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON?
Flexing on Purpose mixtape recently released & working on my album. I was also just on the Yung Rich Nation Tour with Migos and OG Maco. migosyrn.com
HOW CAN THE FANS STAY CONNECTED TO YOU AND YOUR WORK?
Follow @whoisrichthekid & visit WHOISRICHTHEKID.com for my latest music and to get your Trap Clothing.
Photographer: Derek Hightower | Creative Director: BErnard Love of KB Creative Group | Shoot Producer: Khaleel Garcia of KB Creative Group | Production Assistant: Marcus Leon | Shoot Location: Encore Film & MusicTweet