photo credit: EMPIRE
Queens-born and Tampa-bred recording artist Richie Wess is one of the most connected artists in the industry. Coming up as one of the 3 original members of Rich The Kid’s Rich Forever imprint, along with Fat Joe being his uncle/mentor, Wess has records under his belt with everyone including Rich The Kid, SmokePurpp, Gucci Mane, Calboy, and French Montana.
The experienced artist and entrepreneur just released his newest project titled Last Laughvia EMPIRE, following his previous release Trained To Go via Warner Music Group/Asylum. The 11-track project features guest appearances from Rich The Kid, Smokepurpp, Jay Critch, Kuttem Reece, and his own artist Yung Dread. ‘Last Laugh’ came together in just 2 weeks, after switching up his recording process from writing to freestyling off the dome.
He states, “I don’t write anymore. I used to write and think about shit, now I go in there off the top. Even the sound on this project changed how I sound sonically. Not putting too much thought into the rapping, going more into vibe and what the beat presents. Whatever vibe the beat gives you.”
Over the last year, Wess expanded his entrepreneurial spirit and opened three food trucks, a restaurant, and a recording studio, so when it was his time to finally step back into music, it was no question who had been putting in work to get the Last Laugh.
Check out the project HERE.