Richie Evans is a rapper from Phoenix, Arizona. Rick Ross is a multi-platinum-selling rapper and CEO of Maybach Music Group. Not too long ago, they released an appealing music video for their “Can’t Knock the Hustle” single featuring R&B hit songwriter, VEDO.
Richie Evans and Rick Ross – “Can’t Knock the Hustle” video featuring VEDO
“I’m excited for this first release under my own imprint, The Evans Administration. I’ve learned so much working closely with entrepreneurs like The Game and Rick Ross. One of the most meaningful songs on the project is ‘Can’t Knock The Hustle.’ While recording that song, I felt a connection to Jay-Z back when he was hustling and building his own brand and legacy by any means necessary. I want that American Dream and am inspired by the hard work ethic, strong character, and hustlers’ mentality.” – Richie Evans explained
‘Can’t Knock The Hustle’ was inspired by the classic single from Jay-Z‘s debut album, “Reasonable Doubt.” The likable tune possesses a hustle-based narrative, ear-pleasing raps, and real-life lyrics about paying dues, perseverance, and prosperity. Furthermore, “Can’t Knock The Hustle” is featured on Richie Evans’ six-track EP, entitled, “Highly Favored,” released via a partnership between The Evans Administration and music industry powerhouse, Ingrooves. The project contains music ranging from smooth jams to boom-bap rap with production from The Olympicks, Othello Beats, Tariq & Paul Cabbin, TrackPros, and Koficontains.
Richie Evans – “Highly Favored” EP
Richie Evans’ hard-hitting track, “Pressure,” featuring Jay Rock and Eastside K-Boy, has gained over 150K plays on Spotify and landed the #1 spot on their playlist, Spilled Ink, which has over 1.6 million likes.
“For You” music video featuring VEDO
The lead single, “For You,” finds Richie Evans putting his woman on a pedestal, proclaiming his love for her and highlighting the positive things she’s brought to his life. The lyrics show that Evans views women as essential members of his movement. Furthermore, “For You” was produced by The Olympicks (Rick Ross, Lil Wayne). Earlier this year, it climbed the Urban Radio charts, earning spins on top radio markets including Power 105 (New York), V103 (Atlanta), and Power 92 (Chicago).
“You ni**as are silly, looking for a milli, I’m looking for a billi.”
“If you take a little bit of The Game, mix a little bit of Fabolous with a little bit of Nas, sprinkle a little bit of Ice Cube and wrap it all up, that’s what you get from me.” – Richie Evans stated
Richie Evans studied under The Game. Later, he landed a major deal with Nike and was endorsed by Vitaminwater. He did that on his own without the help of a major label deal and without the backdrop of a major rap city. Now, Richie is poised to become rap’s next superstar and put his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona on the map.
Richie sounds like the best because he learned from the best. After a chance meeting with The Game in a Phoenix nightclub several years ago, Evans joined The Game’s team and learned under the Compton rap icon. A few years into their relationship, Richie Evans – who rapped under the moniker, Juice, at the time – decided to strike out on his own. The Game gave Evans his blessing, so Richie Evans adopted his given name in 2016 and started rebranding himself. He began building his infrastructure and setting himself up with a business, The Evans Administration. Almost immediately, things started taking off.
In 2017, Evans’ buzz in his city’s streets reached players on the Phoenix Suns. When Nike was looking for an emerging artist to make a commercial for its Trunner 1 sneaker, Suns players spoke up for him, helping him land the job. Around the same time, Vitaminwater was holding showcases for talent in different cities. They selected Evans to represent Phoenix, leading to an endorsement deal and a headlining performance. These opportunities show Evans’ ability to work both in the streets and in corporate suites.
“Highly Favored” EP
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