Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger‘s son, Rich Hil, has reportedly decided to venture into the music industry by signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records, home to rappers Rick Ross and Curren$y.
Although just now breaking the news, Rich Hil claims he had to keep the deal under wraps until the ink dried.
“I’ve been signed for a few months, but this is the first time it’s really real, because I couldn’t tell anybody I was signed until Warner was ready to put the press release out,” Hil said in an interview. “It’s so surreal. I worked so hard for this sh*t…Warner was talking to the singer The Weeknd and they asked him, ‘Who do you want to work with; Who’s your favorite artist; We can probably make it happen;’ And he said ‘Rich Hil,’ — so automatically they called me to the offices in LA and started talking about a deal, and we did it and everything worked out.” (XXL Mag)
While fans can anticipate an album coming together, Rich Hil plans to put out a mixtape first.
“We’ll probably do a whole Lex Luger mixtape before the album to give you an idea of what you’re gonna get,” Hil added. “‘Cause I got a lot of records with Lex Luger, like more than an album right now, so we’re gonna split them up and do some sh*t.” (XXL Mag)
He has also released a video of himself signing a contract to Warner Bros.
“First of all, I didn’t imagine I’d ever make it to 21. But I made it. I gotta work harder than I ever worked. This is crazy,” Rich Hil says in the video. “I work hard a lot of the time. That’s all I care about, working. I’m working right f*cking now.” (The Deal)
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks‘ son, Chet Haze, recently talked to SOHH about venturing into a hip-hop career.
“See man, the stereotypes, what they really come from is, I’m a white kid from the suburbs, from a well-to-do family, and that’s about the last thing your average middle American thinks about when he thinks about hip-hop,” Chet explained to SOHH. “There’s just a lot of cliches out there. People associate hip-hop and the music of hip-hop with being from the hood and being gangster. That’s a portion. That’s something that’s affected hip-hop but what people need to know about me is that hip-hop is something more than white and black. Hip-hop is not only music, but a culture. And if it speaks to you, then it speaks to you. Hip-hop has spoken to me since I was a little kid. No matter where you’re from or who you are, if the music and the culture speaks to you, it’s gonna have an effect on you. That’s what’s happened to me. It’s something I love and it’s something I do.” (SOHH)
As of late, Warner Bros. Records has signed Rick Ross & Maybach Music Group, Common, Jill Scott, Curren$y and more.
Check out Rich Hil’s “The Deal” video down below: