It’s been said that the greatest Rap movements start out small, but for Atlanta’s own Rich Kidz, a strong hustle has produced big results. Bred from the same Bankhead streets as T.I., the duo comprised of RKaelub and Skateboard Skooly started their movement in 2008, in the halls of Frederick Douglass High School. Kaelub, a senior at the time was putting together a crew called the Rich Kidz and recruited young Skateboard Skooly.
An introductory track "Wassup" featuring then freshman Skooly was recorded and took Atlanta by storm. Later during an opportunity to record at Grand Hustle Studios they recorded a catchy track entitled "My Partna Dem" which eventually charted on Billboard's Hip-Hop/R&B chart.
After five years, Rich Kidz have five street-albums and several successes under their belts. That growth led to: their break-out release Everybody Eat Bread, the Billboard-charting single "My Partna Dem", collaborations with Waka Flocka Flame on “My Life,” 2 Chainz on “Rumor,” Future and Chief Keef on "Ratchet", Problem on "AC Coolin'," and production credits from the likes of Drumma Boy, The Cataracs, the Stereotypes, DJ Spinz, League of Starz, Sonny Digital, FKi and others.
The hustle has officially paid off, and the stage is now set for the Rich Kidz’ major label debut. Recognizing their hardcore grassroots efforts, Columbia Records readily signed the duo and added them to their roster of legends (and soon to be legends) in the Rap game. Prior to their signing, the Rich Kidz signed themselves to their own imprint label Rich Kidz Music Group, LLC.
Adjusting to major label life, Skooly and Kaelub are beginning their wish list of collaborators, including Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole before releasing their long-awaited debut album. It’s been a long time coming for two Bankhead boys with big dreams, pushing positive music.