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Rich Amiri’s 2024 XXL Freshman Freestyle Summary

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Rich Amiri has been betting on himself and is now starting to stack up some major wins. The 20-year-old rapper from Boston has built a significant following in rap’s underground scene over the past couple of years. His style and melodic delivery, paired with trap soundscapes, are both welcoming and enigmatic. Rich stays true to form and flaunts his syrupy flow in his 2024 XXL Freshman freestyle.

Fans of Rich Amiri longed for his inclusion in last year’s XXL Freshman Class, but his spot in the 2024 edition seems even more apt. Recently, he has been in rare form, rapping like someone who sees himself in pole position.

“I don’t care about a b***h, cool with none of these rappers I’m f**king they broad/I don’t know nothing ’bout a key, this a 2024 push a button when I’m starting my car,” Rich raps as he pantomimes his lyrics for the camera. “Running through the cash like tracks, signed a deal for the M and I went and bought an Audemars watch.”

The New England native is flexing as he should be. Rich started rapping in 2020 and gained attention with a string of well-received singles, including “Walk In” in 2021. After releasing his debut project, For the Better, in 2022, Rich noticeably leveled up last year. He acknowledges his recent growth.

“It’s the lyrics, content, it’s my writing skills have improved, my production skills have improved,” Rich tells XXL. “I have more of a hand in production. Where I’m getting inspiration from, it changed. Music is subjective, so you can’t really say whether it improved because I’m listening to different artists. But definitely, where I’m pulling inspiration from, artist-wise, has changed. Everything is just revamped. Everything is different.”

Rich, who signed with 10K Projects in March 2023, released his Evolution project featuring “Poppin” with Lil Tecca in March last year. He continued to drop more music in 2023, including the singles “Codeine Crazy” and “Ain’t Nothing,” before delivering “One Call,” his biggest hit to date, last November. These tracks appeared on his Ghetto Fabulous album, which came out two weeks later. “One Call” peaked at No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified gold in late May.

“I feel like I have the momentum right now in my career, and I’m at that spot in my career where XXL can take me to the next level,” says Rich, now boasting over 10 million monthly Spotify listeners. “I don’t think there’s anybody making what I’m going to release. I know I’ve taken about a half-year break where I only had one release, but within that half-year, I’ve been in the studio every single day working on my craft. I just don’t think… I don’t think anybody in my lane or around my age, like, period, is going to be coming how I’m coming.”

Check out Rich Amiri’s 2024 XXL Freshman Freestyle below.

The Freshman issue is on newsstands everywhere. Besides interviews with the 2024 Freshman Class and producer Southside, there are also conversations with Sexyy Red, Ski Mask The Slump God, Mustard, Rubi Rose, Ken Carson, Ghostface Killah, Lola Brooke, and more. Additionally, the issue looks back at what the 2023 XXL Freshman Class has been doing. There are also stories on the ongoing scamming and fraud plaguing hip-hop, and how podcasters and streamers are playing a significant role in rap beef. The issue is on sale now, along with some exclusive Freshman merch.

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Source: XXL