DETROIT’S REALRICHIZZO DROPS FEROCIOUS NEW SINGLE “INKSTER OF THE RAQ” OUT NOW VIA PRIORITY RECORDS
Detroit rapper RealRichIzzo kicks off the new year in style with the release of his fiery new single “Inkster of the Raq,” out today via Priority Records. Aggressive and authentic, the new track finds the up-and-comer in the mood to get some things off his chest. It comes on the heels of recent single “Missionary” and a string of tour dates with hip-hop breakout Sexyy Red. You can listen to “Inkster of the Raq” here and watch the music video here.
“He tried to press me in the county and he still lost,” RealRichIzzo raps over clicking percussion, pulsating bass beats, and unnerving tones. “The boys walked up on the whip, you know we peeled off.” He then gets down to the nitty gritty. “Do the bit, he acted hard, I bet he still soft — we parked the car and ran them down, I think we killed all.” Menacing and punchy, the track is the perfect start to the MC’s 2024 campaign.
“Inkster of the Raq” comes just one month after the release of the raunchy single “Missionary,” which coincided with the completion of his run with Sexyy Red. RealRichIzzo joined her Hood Hottest Princess tour for a total of 11 dates and fired up the crowd with his explosive, mesmerizing brand of hip-hop.
RealRichIzzo’s unique, gritty sound is taking on a life of its own as he totals 1.8 million streams across all DSPs, cementing himself as Detroit’s favorite new son. “Stash Spot” follows the release of other singles like “Switch It Up ft. Icewear Vezzo,” “Password,” “House Arrest,” and “Signing Day,” which all dropped in the last few months since signing with Priority Records.
With momentum on his side, RealRichIzzo levels up again with “Inkster of the Raq” — taking his place at the forefront of hip-hop’s new wave of talent.
Growing up in Inkster, Michigan, RealRichIzzo was distinctly aware of being caught on the fringes. “We had to go to schools on the outskirts because the schools inside Inkster got burned down,” the burgeoning star says. That sense of being just slightly displaced, constantly in transit, was in some ways a welcome complication of the small-town boredom that could afflict his home. But it also gave him a chip on his shoulder—one that would go on to animate one of the most exciting rap careers of the 2020s so far, a standout catalog even in the crowded lane that is the Michigan hip-hop scene. Under his new deal with Priority Records, RealRichIzzo has already taken a radical new leap with the gripping relationship drama of recent single “Password,” the gritty “House Arrest,” and the triumphant “Signing Day.” From an early age, RealRichIzzo was a magnetic presence, and from the release of Rawest Nigga Out in 2020, it was clear that he was better than virtually any of his peers at injecting his songs, which move at a breakneck pace, with acutely observed details from his sometimes harrowing life. He exploded in early 2023 with the thunderous “Whoop Dat,” which is a pure, unbridled burst of energy like little else in hip-hop today. With an eye toward the future, RealRichIzzo seems poised to be one of the most unmissable stars in rap’s next, relentlessly inventive new era.