Celebrate the life and music of Philly rapper Rich Quick at a memorial show and benefit next month

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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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