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Rich Chigga
Rich Chigga.pngRich Chigga performing in August 2016
Background information
Birth nameBrian Imanuel
Also known as
  • Rich Chigga
  • Rich Brian
Born(1999-09-21) September 21, 1999 (age 17)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Genres
  • Hip hop
  • trap
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • comedian
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2015–present
LabelsCXSHXNLY
Associated actsGhostface Killah, Pouya, Ananta Vinnie

Brian Imanuel (born September 21, 1999), better known by his stage name Rich Chigga, is an Indonesian hip hop recording artist and comedian from Jakarta.[1] He is best known for his single "Dat Stick", which was released in March 2016.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Discography
    • 3.1 Singles
      • 3.1.1 As lead artist
      • 3.1.2 As featured artist
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Early life

Brian Imanuel was born on September 21, 1999 in DKI Jakarta, Indonesia.[3] He is of Chinese descent.[4] Growing up in Indonesia, Rich Chigga got his start with social media in 2010 when he was 11 years old. At first, he posted dark comedy videos that often lampoon American culture, which he consumed via online videos. He taught himself English by watching YouTube videos and by listening to rappers like Childish Gambino, 2 Chainz, Macklemore, and Tyler, The Creator.[5]

Career

Rich Chigga first released his debut track, titled "Living the Dream" on July 17, 2015 on his YouTube account. The song was produced by DJ Smokey.[6] Rich Chigga then went on to release his debut single "Dat $tick" on February 22, 2016.[7] The track caught international success after a reaction video was released, featuring American rappers Ghostface Killah, 21 Savage, Tory Lanez, MadeinTYO, Desiigner and many more.[8] "Dat Stick" then went on to peak at number four on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.[9]

Rich Chigga then went on to release his second single titled "Who That Be" on iTunes on August 9, 2016. The song was produced by Sihk.[10] He then released the remix of his single "Dat Stick" which features Ghostface Killah and Pouya.[11]

Rich Chigga later released his third single "Seventeen" which quickly surpassed the one million hits mark on both YouTube and SoundCloud.[12][13]

References

  1. ^ "Rich Chigga: "I Wasn't Trying To Offend Anyone"". Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jakarta, Nash Jenkins /; B; ung. "Meet 17-Year-Old Indonesian Rapper Rich Chigga". Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ HyperBeast. "Meet Rich Chigga, the "Dat $tick" viral sensation. - HYPEBEAST". Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Schwartz, Zachary (August 9, 2016). "Meet the Teen Artist Behind the Fannypack-wearing Rap Phenom Rich Chigga". Playboy.com. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ MTV. "Rich Chigga Bio - Rich Chigga Career - MTV". Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rich Chigga - "Living The Dream" (Prod. by DJ Smokey)". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Rich Chigga - Dat $tick (Official Video)". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rappers React to Rich Chigga ft. Ghostface Killah, Desiigner, Tory Lanez & More". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Chart Search for Rich Chigga (Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles) | Billboard". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Who That Be - Single by Rich Chigga on Apple Music". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Rich Chigga Feat. Ghostface Killah & Pouya "Dat $tick (Remix)" Video". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rich Chigga Jumps on ZHU, Skrillex & THEY.'s "Working For It"". Highsnobiety. 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-19. 
  13. ^ https://soundcloud.com/richbrian/seventeen
  14. ^ "Who That Be - Single by Rich Chigga on Apple Music". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Dat $tick (Remix) [feat. Ghostface Killah & Pouya] - Single by Rich Chigga on Apple Music". Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Seventeen - Single by Rich Chigga on Apple Music". Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Back At It - Single by Rich Chigga on Apple Music". Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Turbo Thot 3000" (feat. Parade, Klimatic Jay, Boy Gwaan and Rich Chigga) – Single by MAXXJAMEZ on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 

External links

  • Rich Chigga's SoundCloud
  • Rich Chigga's Twitter
   

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