On his just released mix-tape outing, the appropriately titled Town Bidness, Dubble R continues to bless the masses with his reality fueled street narratives, delivered in that all-too-familiar raspy vocal tone. On the thirteen track extravaganza, Rich enlists the help of a few of his homies and colleagues in the biz; Snoop Dogg [“I Fux Wit You”], B-Legit & Erk Tha Jerk [“Doe (Remix)”], but in true actuality this audio affair is strictly about the man himself. Summing it up best on “#1,” He professes, “40 Water sprinkled me, $hort blew the whistle, Dubble got caught with a half thang and a pistol. Now, I’m an ex-felon with a gun, but in my mind, shit, I’m still #1.”
Richie Rich first rose to prominence as a lead member of the popular Oakland, California, quintet, 415, back in the late eighties. The underground collective’s heralded debut, 41Fivin, which spawned a succession of popular singles; “415,” “Groupie Ass Bitch,” & “Side Show,” is still considered, to this day, a Bay Area classic. It also sparked plenty enough interest and fanfare to enable Rich with the opportunity of recording his first solo LP. That project, Don’t Do It, with its excellent title track, followed in 1990, and was an instantaneous success.