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Richie Evans is Rising Up The Hip-Hop Ranks

Richie Evans

Richie Evans was once The Game’s protege, but he’s been independent for a while, building his music catalog on his own. He’s back with a track produced by The Olympicks (Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, etc.). This song “For You” features R&B’s new chart-topper, Vedo, and is becoming an anthem for the ladies. The Hip-Hop/R&B track shows Richie’s undeniable lyricism and how it can fit into a radio hit, such as this.

Richie Evans was formerly known as “Juice.”  Richie Evans is a Pennsylvania-born but Arizona-raised recording artist.  Under the name “Juice,” at the beginning of his career, he became The Game’s protégé after personally handing his demo to The Game.  During his tenure under The Black Wall Street imprint, he was able to understudy the music industry. In addition to touring, Richie was featured on David Letterman & the BET Hip Hop Awards while also receiving features on renowned hip-hop publications such as XXL & the Source.

During his time in the industry, he has collaborated with mainstream artists such as; Shyne, Bun B, Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar while releasing multiple mixtapes and EP’s.

Check out our dope sit down below!

AD: Introduce yourself to those who do not know you, please!

RE: My name is Richie Evans from Phoenix, Arizona been laying a lot of ground work to get my buzz and city known on a natural platform. 

AD: How did you get Vedo on your new single “For You”? He’s so talented how did that come about?

RE: Vedo and I knew of each other in passing. By working and writing for different producers And artists. I had this idea for a record I laid my verses. Later, I sent him the email and he sent it back with that smash hook, and it was history after that.

AD: Will it be on your next project? If so, who else is on there?

RE: Yes, its on my upcoming EP HIGHLY FAVORED I got Eric Bellinger & Rick Ross and a few artists from my section.

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AD: You also work with industry mainstays like Kenrick Lamar and Rick Ross. How did these meetings happen?

RE: Kendrick and I formed respect and friendship from the earlier years of putting the groundwork of trying to get in the industry, I met Ross on tour and he respects my music And business savvy.

AD: Can you let us know the pros and cons of staying independent?

RE: The pros are you are in control of your vision and can make things happen as you feel fit. Moreover, having freedom is cool. The con is it’s double the finances and workload, you gotta really be prepared for the journey.

AD: Please let the world know if you plan on working with Eric Bellinger again!

RE: Oh yeah, me and Eric are planning on jumping back in the studio this month.

AD: Can you let us know your plans for the rest of the year and anything else you would like your fans to know?

RE: Make sure you get my new single with VEDO called “For You” available everywhere Now.  Also, be on the lookout for my EP ‘HIGHLY FAVORED‘ This Summer. 

Stay tuned for more updates from Richie on social media @whoisrichie !

Outside of production, djing, and engineering, Baraka is a recognized author having crafted a manuscript dedicated to budding independent musicians entitled Incremental Progression of a Music Brand. More of his musings can be found at theaudioplaza.com.

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