Canadian artist Rinchen Tharchen, known professionally as Richie $tack$, is a multi-talented rapper, singer, songwriter and dancer. His sound is versatile and his melodic style always leaves the listeners wanting more. He tries to break the limits and boxes that people try to put artists in, by exploring different sounds to create great music.
He was born in India and came to Canada at the age of nine. Richie started taking an interest in music after falling in love with the urban arts in 2017, but that’s not where it all started. Growing up, he loved the hip-hop culture in Canada. He listened to music from many different genres and mixed them together to create his music, which gave him his own unique sound. His musical influences range from classic Bob Marley songs to modern hip hop artists such as JayZ, Kanye West, Sean Kingston and Drake.
Richie’s song “Gimme Da Loot” was inspired by old school hip hop with a modern twist of rap. The song is about money and a hunger for something more than just a bland 9-5 job. The listeners can really connect to the song because even though we might not like to admit it, we’re all just as hungry for success as Richie is.
The artist has been consistently releasing a new song every Monday for the last 26 weeks and he promised to do so until he hits 50 songs. He references this in the lyrics of his song “Gimme Da Loot”. He is now building the same catalogue on more streaming platforms.
Not only is Richie self managed, but he also spends a lot of his time in the studio engineering his own tracks. He doesn’t have a producer to make custom beats for him so finds beats online that he can buy a license to. On a daily basis, he listens to an average of 50-100 beats, saving only the best. He can sometimes write an entire song in just an hour, and other days he just writes down ideas for new songs and works on them when his creative juices start flowing.
He can complete entire songs in just 4 hours, from song writing to audio engineering, mixing and mastering. He’s constantly working and pumping out original music like a robot. He plans to release a full album in 2022 using some of the best songs he has made. He is signed to his own label ‘YYZSOUNDS’ and his mission statement is to make the world move.
Being from Toronto, he dreams to work with prominent Canadian artists such as Drake, The Weeknd and Tory Lanez. Outside of Canada, he would love to work with Gunna, Young Thug, Lil Baby among others. In addition to that, he’s also interested in working with talented producers, beat makers and audio engineers.
The artist said: “Social media is a huge game changer for me. From reaching my fans to promoting my music, it makes the impossible seem possible”.
He thanks his fans for supporting him and being part of his journey in the music industry. He hopes to meet his supporters face to face one day so they can all jam together in a concert.
Listen to ‘Gimme Da Loot’ by Richie $tack$ on SoundCloud.