Real Boston Richey is Florida’s next to blow. Fresh off signing to Future’s FreeBandz Records, Richey dropped off his debut project Public Housing on Friday, Aug. 26 — complete with features from Moneybagg Yo, Kodak Black and two from Pluto himself.
Despite his name, conflicting reports online, and his affinity for Detroit-style beats, Real Boston Richey claims Tallahasse and is easily its brightest new star. On the back of breakout hits like “Keep Dissin,” “Everybody” and “Certified Dripper,” he’s garnered a loyal following that can’t get enough of his gritty Florida bars and increasingly fashionable, nasally delivery usually mixed with the dark, idiosyncratic production popularized by the new wave of artists out of Michigan.
As a result, he’s become one of the hottest names to have emerged from the South this year, and this week he officially announces his arrival with the release of his first body of work, Public Housing. Similar to the way artists like EST Gee and Pooh Shiesty have emerged in recent years to embody the dark side of the mid-south with their uniquely raw sounds, harsh delivery and brutally vivid depictions of the streets, Real Boston Richey has risen to fill a similar demand in Florida.
Richey first caught fire in March with “Keep Dissing” and has dropped nothing but hits since, following up with “Everybody” and “Certified Dripper” through the spring. As his early hits bubbled, he kept his foot on the gas and followed up his breakout song with “Keep Dissin 2” and a huge feature from Lil Durk – all but cementing his place as one of the next up. Earlier this month in the lead-up to his release, he made yet another smart move when he joined forces with New Orleans’ Rob49 on “Yes, You Did” – another rising star out of the South who’s quickly risen to become the face of his city.
Another key to his success has been the genius move to partially adopt the dark and devious Detroit-type production and infuse it with his unmistakably Florida delivery, explaining the decision best when he said “they’re the only beats I could really express how I’m living on” with Fucious TV.
Just a few days before the release of his debut project, Future officially welcomed Real Boston Richey to the FreeBandz family with his own iced out chain.
Released on Friday, Public Housing contains some of his previously released hits like “Everybody” “Keep Dissin 2” ft. Lil Durk, as well as new follow-ups with some heavy-hitting features like “Bullseye 2” with Future “Certified Dripper 2” with Moneybagg Yo. He also enlisted fellow Florida Boy Kodak Black and his new artist Lil Crix for “Navy Seals.”
While his distinct sound is present throughout, he also shows some versatility as he slides on more traditional Atlanta trap production on songs like “Where You Been,” “Super Coupe” or “I Want You” with Future – proving that his captivating delivery works with and without the addicting, asymmetrical drum hits of Detroit-type beats.
Overall, Public Housing is already shaping up to be a winning introduction to the mainstream. Not only is it a big win for Real Boston Richey, but for Future as well as Richey begins to look like the next FreeBandz success story.
Listen to Real Boston Richey’s Public Housing & watch “Bullseye 2” feat. Future below