Interview: Rich Brian

Client: CRACK (2018)


He points out that interviewers have asked if he’s still a comedy rapper because he has “some funny lines”. Thus far, his lyrics have been a mix of fictional (the sex-gone-wrong story on Kitty) and autobiographical (Flight, which charted his arrival in America), shot through with his distinctive, wry outlook. “I’m like, just because you have witty lines doesn’t make you a comedian,” he says with incredulity in his voice. “Rappers like 2 Chainz, Drake or Kendrick have some ridiculous lines where I’m like, ‘I can’t believe this is real’. I love being witty, I like entertaining people, and that’s where that comes from.”

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