Rich as in Spirit

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Rich as in Spirit
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
GenreHip hop
Length58:18
Label
Producer
Rich Homie Quan chronology
Back to the Basics
(2017)
Rich as in Spirit
(2018)
Singles from Rich as in Spirit
  1. "Changed"
    Released: December 15, 2017
  2. "34"
    Released: February 23, 2018
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AOTY69/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
HotNewHipHop82%[2]
Pitchfork7.7/10[3]

Rich as in Spirit is the debut studio album by American rapper Rich Homie Quan. It was released on March 16, 2018, by Motown Records.[4] The album has been supported by two singles: "Changed" and "34". It features a sole guest appearance from rapper Rick Ross.

Background[edit]

In February 2017, it was announced that Rich Homie Quan has signed a record deal with Motown Records,[5] after that he released the mixtape, Back to the Basics. On March 2, 2018, the album cover, release date and tracklist was revealed.[6]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Changed", was released on December 15, 2017.[7][8] A music video was released on February 5, 2018.[9]

The album's second single "34" was released on February 23, 2018.[10][11]

Promotional singles[edit]

The album's promotional single, "The Author" was released on March 2, 2018.[12]

The second promotional single, "Understood" was released on March 9, 2018.[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

Rich as in Spirit debuted at number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200, earning 13,844 album-equivalent units of which 3,512 were in pure album sales in its first week of release.[14]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal

Rich as in Spirit[15]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Reflecting"
3:12
2."Fuck wit Me"
  • Lamar
  • Devonta Wright
D.I.2:55
3."34"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
30 Roc2:48
4."The Author"Nard & B3:05
5."Same Year"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
  • Antwon Hicks
  • 30 Roc
  • Twon Beatz
3:34
6."Never Fold"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
  • Daryl McCorkell
  • 30 Roc
  • Cheeze Beatz
3:15
7."Long Enough"
3:11
8."No No No"
  • Lamar
  • Rosser, Jr.
  • Rackley
Nard & B3:30
9."Perfect Flower"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
30 Roc3:35
10."Achieving"
  • Lamar
  • Cross
Cassius Jay2:45
11."Deep"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
30 Roc2:52
12."Foot Soldier"
  • Lamar
  • Gloade
  • Porter
30 Roc2:42
13."Let's Go Up"
  • Lamar
  • Cross
Cassius Jay2:41
14."Changed"
  • Lamar
  • Cross
Cassius Jay2:55
15."Understood"
  • Lamar
  • Rosser, Jr.
  • Rackley
Nard & B2:54
16."4rm Me to U"
  • Lamar
  • LaTasha Williams
  • Xeryus Gittens
  • Tasha Catour
  • Xeryus G
2:55
17."Simon Says"
  • Lamar
  • Rosser, Jr.
  • Rackley
Nard & B3:14
18."Think About It" (featuring Rick Ross)
Nard & B3:16
19."Bossman"
  • Lamar
  • Willie Byrd
Will-A-Fool3:06
Total length:58:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 32
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rich Homie Quan - Rich as in Spirit".
  2. ^ "Rich Homie Quan's "Rich As In Spirit" Review".
  3. ^ "Rich Homie Quan: Rich as in Spirit Album Review - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com.
  4. ^ Pierce, Joe (March 2, 2018). "Rich Homie Quan's Debut Album 'Rich As In Spirit' Finally Has a Release Date". Complex. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Signs With Motown Records". XXL Magazine. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Navjosh (March 2, 2018). "Rich Homie Quan Unveils 'Rich As In Spirit' Album Cover & Track List; Shares New Single". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved March 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Goddard, Kevin (December 15, 2017). "Rich Homie Quan Drops Off New Single "Changed"". HotHewHipHop. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Changed - Single by Rich Homie Quan". 15 December 2017.
  9. ^ Goddard, Kevin (5 February 2018). "Rich Homie Quan Drops Off Lavish New Video For "Changed"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  10. ^ P, Milca (23 February 2018). "Rich Homie Quan Snaps On "34"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  11. ^ "34 - Single by Rich Homie Quan". 23 February 2018.
  12. ^ Goddard, Kevin (March 2, 2018). "Rich Homie Quan Returns With New Song "The Author"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Releases New Song "Understood"". www.hotnewhiphop.com.
  14. ^ http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "Hip Hop Album Sales: XXXTENTACION's "?" Takes Billboard 200 Crown".
  15. ^ "Rich As In Spirit by Rich Homie Quan: Apple Music Preview". iTunes. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Rich Homie Quan Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2018.