Rich Boy This Alabama-born rapper's hit "Throw Some D's" is an early contender for the year's best single, thanks largely to the joyfully sweeping strings of producers… Rich Boy This Alabama-born rapper's hit "Throw Some D's" is an early contender for the year's best single, thanks largely to the joyfully sweeping strings of producers… 2007-03-13 Rich Boy Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Rich Boy (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 13, 2007; Lead Performance: Rich Boy; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This Alabama-born rapper's hit ''Throw Some D's'' is an early contender for the year's best single, thanks largely to the joyfully sweeping strings of producers Polow Da Don (Fergie, Ludacris) and his associate Butta. Elsewhere, Rich Boy's gruff drawl continues to show a certain charm, but the breakout star here is Polow, who exec-produced the disc and provided half its beats. Polow's intricate, varied, and unfailingly catchy instrumentals more than make up for the lyrics' occasional lapses into generic macho posturing. B+

Originally posted Mar 30, 2007 Published in issue #928 Apr 06, 2007 Order article reprints