Celebrate the life and music of Philly rapper Rich Quick at a memorial show and benefit next month - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Following the passing of Rich Quick earlier this month, friends of the local rapper have scheduled a memorial show in his honor; it will take place October 12 at Voltage Lounge. The event was organized in part by Philly rapper Voss and will be hosted by local hip-hop artist Chris Vance. Performers will include Reef the Lost Cause, Corfu, Skrewtape, Marrissa Joy and more. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Rich Quick scholarship fund.

Rich Quick released two albums, The Everywhere Man and Sad Songz, plus countless other raps and videos via YouTube and Soundcloud. In addition to his music career, Quick was an accomplished painter and taught art at the North Philadelphia non-profit Village of Arts and Humanities. As Key writer Lissa Alicia writes in her Sept. 7 obituary of Rich Quick, “If one were to categorize his flow, it would be noted as quirky, polysyllabic, and clever. His lyrics, though not overly positive, left listeners with a sense of hope and motivation. His choice of beats and instrumentation, that were the base of his songs, gave nods to classic underground hip-hop sensibilities.”

Tickets for the Rich Quick memorial show are on sale now; find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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so proud to have helped put together this benefit for the family of my brother @richmfnquick �ɏ all proceeds will be going to the Rich Quick scholarship fund. thanks to EVERYONE involved in this event. It’s incredible how much love and respect this man earned during his short time here. If you’re in the Philly/South Jersey area, you should be at @voltagephilly in 10/12 for my guy and his fam �Ɍ I love you Rich!

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