Rich Homie Quan: “The first music I remember listening to was the Hot Boys. Guerilla Warfare by the Hot Boys had me brainwashed. [Laughs.] White tee, very clothed. My Uncle Meek, he was always into music, I was just all over him when he came over. I knew he always had the CD and he always put me on to new music.
For my birthday, my Auntie Tracy, she bought me JT Money CD. It was some little song in Atlanta that was hot. She bought me the CD, man, I put the picture on the wall and everything.
“For my birthday, my Auntie Tracy, she bought me JT Money CD. It was some little song in Atlanta that was hot. She bought me the CD, man, I put the picture on the wall and everything, you know? I remember, it went from that, then she bought me that Hot Boys CD. I played it forever. Hot Boys and Lil Wayne’s Tha Block Is Hot. When I found out Wayne was 15, I was like, “They say he just 15?' I know I was like, 'Damn, so in a couple years...' I started saying, 'If I grow me some hair, I’ll have braids like Wayne.'
“But I like slow music, old-school music, like the oldies. Like The Temptations. I used to ride with my grandmother to school everyday, that’s all she would listen to. She wouldn’t listen to no rap. All she would listen to was like oldies, blues, and stuff like that. One thing, like, my music, it be melodic. I get that from her.”