Let’s switch the calendar back all the way to 2012 when a young, exuberant act out of Atlanta delivered an infectious banger for the streets. We’re not talking about Future, T.I., or Young Thug. The boy Rich Homie Quan had the streets and radio on smash with his heater “Type of Way.” The club banger served as Quan’s first record to chart on Billboard and received dozens of co-signs from the likes of JAY Z, Drake, Lil Wayne, and more. That was four years ago. Fans salivated at a possible album from Quan, but were left in the dust because of numerous push backs from the ATLien. Now, it appears that there’s a glimmer of hope as Quan revealed that his long-awaited album is on the way. But, of course, in typical Quan fashion, he will drop a mixtape before he anything.
“Right now, I feel as if it’s time for one more mixtape, just to let the fans know that I haven’t lost it,” RHQ said during an interview with Acton Entertainment. “This mixtape is gonna sound like an album. I can bet every dollar in my pocket that people are gonna be like, ‘Damn, you should have saved this for the album.’”
Now, with RHQ tapping Lil Wayne to executive produce his album alongside Ryan Leslie, you have to wonder what the sound will be for Quan. In addition, you have to wonder if it’s too little, too late. With Future having the south at his fingertips, does RHQ even stand a chance? Does anybody even care if he drops his debut album at this point?