Rich Homie Quan details how his time in prison helped him grow, and says that he'll be signing a deal after he drops his mixtape.
Rich Homie Quan quickly rose to fame with his single "Type Of Way" which received a co-sign from Drake. As Rich Homie gets settled into the rap game, we're learning more about him. In a recent interview with radio station Power 107.5 the rapper discusses his time in jail and how it affected him, as well as his plans for a new mixtape.
"My mental state was so off because at that time, I know it took money to make music. At that time, I didn’t have no money so I was out there doing stuff I had no business doing," Rich Homie said while talking to the Ohio-based radio station. "If I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn’t. Because during my time being locked up, I learned so much in jail and I feel like that’s why I am where I am today. It made me smarter. It made me a better person."
The rapper also spoke on the success of "Type Of Way," saying he was not expecting it to take off like it did. "I’m blessed to be in the situation I’m in but no, I did not expect for that to do what it did," Quan said. "In the back of my mind, I always knew I had bars. I could rap, ya feel me. It just took for everyone to believe in me."
Rich Homie's mixtape That's Rite 2 drops on November 26th, which he says will be the last mixtape he drops before signing a deal. It's been speculated that Rich Homie Quan signed to Def Jam, although no official statement has been released. As Quan explains it, the deal will happen once this tape drops. "On November 26th I will be dropping the last mixtape before I do sign a deal," the rapper revealed.
"I want everyone to know that it’s very special to me. I haven’t dropped a mixtape in a year and I’ve been riding on this deal going in for a year," Quan expalined. "I feel as if before I do sign a deal, I owe it to the streets and I owe it to myself because without the streets I wouldn’t be where I’m at. I got something very special."
Listen to the full interview below via HHDX, and check out the first leak off the tape, "Last Week."