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Rich Chigga | Dat $tick featuring Ghostface Killah and Pouya
Check out his breakout hit Dat $tick in his ‘dad chic’ clothes below:
You may have heard the name Rich Chigga. He’s not super proud of his rap name, but hey, what do you expect from a kid who’s not even old enough to get a government ID.
He’s been all over the Internet since he was 12 years old. A homeschooled student from Jakarta, Indonesia, Brian Imanuel a.k.a. Rich Chigga, spent most of his time on Twitter and Vine trying to make jokes and trying to make friends. He first got famous when a photoshopped photo of him next to President Obama made the rounds all over Reddit and the world with a sweatshirt that I wouldn’t recommend anyone purchase.
Remember that pic? Yeah, that was Rich Chigga. He got a lot of heat for it on the Internet because you know…it’s the Internet and that’s what happens on there.
He then continued his online “comedy” career by posting videos all over Vine and Youtube and growing a bit of a following. In 2012, a friend of his introduced him to Macklemore’s Thrift Shop and he started down his path to hip-hop stardom. He started making rap tracks and eventually wrote a song that really struck a chord called Dat $tick that blew up all over YouTube. He even managed to get Ghostface Killah of WuTang fame on the track and an up and underground Miami rapper Pouya as well. Here’s the thing. There are a billion parody rap songs online but there’s nothing better than when they’re actually just good songs. This is just a good song with a funny kid rapping.
The Good News: Rich Chigga will be in Shanghai THIS WEEKEND at Arkham for S.T.D 9th Anniversary Halloween Party. That’s right, YOU TOO can meet a teenager from Indonesia!
The Bad News: Don’t expect to see him blow up in the USA any time soon as his visa to visit the States has been denied twice now. Must be too much street cred.