News: Rich Boy Throws Some Drake & Lloyd On His Comeback Album

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 12:50PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Rapper Rich Boy has decided to take a more R&B route for his forthcoming sophomore album by adding Drake, Mario and Lloyd as guest features.

According to Rich Boy, the untitled project will also feature production from Polow Da Don and Danjahandz.

"Polow's never been the type to just want to do the whole album," Rich Boy said in an interview. "He always believed in us going in with other producers. I just came out the studio with Danja last week in L.A. I've been in with a lot of hot producers on this album." Guests on the album include R&B singers Mario and Lloyd. Drake and his melodic rhymes also make a cameo. "Drake, you know how he do. He do his melodizing. He did his thing," says Rich Boy. "But we also did a song way back before he blew up called 'Must Hate Money' and you could YouTube it. I kinda had a good feeling about him. He did this track, brought it to me in Atlanta, and by the time he blew up I was surprised. He put it on a couple of his mixtapes [Comeback Season]. So I'm surprised that Drake did his thing like that. I'm most definitely proud of that guy." (VIBE)

Last summer, Rich Boy said his new album would stray away from drug-based raps.

"[The album] is going to be more substance, man, because what had happened was, it messed my head up, I was riding through this project called Roger Wiliams, and this kid had asked me, 'Why you rap about crack so much, Richy,'" he explained in an interview. "And it just messed my head up to the point where I couldn't get mad at the little cat. I was just like, I could tell he seen something real dealing with crack. So I was just like, 'Man, for the kids like that, I'd rather change my topic.' If I know kids like that are listening to me...But not fully. I'm going to keep it real and rap about the sh*t I've seen, but I'm not going to glorify it...When I leave out the game, when I stop, I'm gonna be top 10...And I put this on everything. I'm gonna be top 10." (VIBE)

Other rappers have reflected upon their content including Chamillionaire who previously promised to stop cursing and using the n-word in his rhymes.

"On my new album I don't say the word n*gga, I don't curse nowhere on my whole album," Chamillionaire said in a 2007 interview. "People are not even gonna know it. I guarantee if I don't go out and say it in the media they're not even gonna realize that. People go back and listen to all of my old mixtapes and don't even realize that I wasn't even doing all that type of stuff. I was saying n*gga, but I wasn't saying the 'f' word or 'b' word. I was never saying those types of things...I hear that so much and it restricts your creativity and how far it can go." (All Hip Hop)

Rich Boy's debut album dropped nearly three years ago.

Rich Boy landed a contract with Interscope and began working on his first album. In the meantime, he appeared on one of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace compilations and dropped in on a handful of mixtapes -- including DJ Ideal and Jermaine Dupri's Da Bottom, Vol. 5. With DJ Drama, he released the Bring It to the Block mixtape in late 2006. His official, self-titled debut was released during March 2007. (All Music)

No further information has been revealed as of yet.

Check out Rich Boy's popular 2007 hit, "Throw Some D's" track down below:

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