What's not to love about Rich Gang? Last year, Birdman gathered Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug under his RG umbrella and together they dropped one of 2013's stand-out rap singles with "Lifestyle" and then came together to drop one of 2013's best mixtapes with Rich Gang: Tha Tour, Part 1. It was a hip-hop marriage made in heaven, but now it looks like things are on hold.
"I got too much music, I'm talkin' 'bout good music that these people want to hear, man. But I have been focusing more on myself, I've stepped away from the Rich Gang a little bit to focus on myself to get back to Quan. These people want Quan back," RHQ said in a recent interview with Hot 107.9’s the Durtty Boyz in Atlanta.
A video of Quan's comments was posted to YouTube on Wednesday. His reveal didn't seem to come during the actual radio interview, but rather during a break in the broadcast. "It's cool for the moment, but I'm ready to get back to me, bro."
Quan broke through as a soloist in 2013 with his catchy single "Type of Way," and slowly began to build his name, dropping solo mixtapes and collaborating with 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and DJ Drama. While he never lost his identity, Quan has yet to release his debut LP, but he did spend the better part of last year dropping tunes with Birdman and Thug.
In September, MTV News caught up with Birdman who explained his vision for the group. “They were already working on a project, them two, and I said, ‘Let’s do it together. Let me take it to the next level for y’all, ’cause I see y’all got the potential and the talent,’” Baby told us of his pitch to the rising stars. “I just thought by them being together, it would be a stronger impact and then they still can do their solo things."
Last year, Baby previewed over a dozen unreleased Rich gang songs that were pegged for a second mixtape. Now it is unclear what will become of those songs.