Rich Homie Quan Says Jail Made Him A Better Person

posted Wednesday November 13 ,2013 at 10:50PM CST | 11 comments

Rich Homie Quan Says Jail Made Him A Better Person

Rich Homie Quan says jail made him smarter.

Rich Homie Quan, best known for his single, “Type Of Way,” spoke with Columbus, Ohio radio station Power 107.5 about his time in jail and how it affected the person he is today.

“My mental state was so off because at that time, I know it took money to make music. At that time, I didn’t have no money so I was out there doing stuff I had no business doing,” says Rich Homie Quan.

According to his official website, the Atlanta rapper spent over a year in jail and was released in 2011.

“If I had the chance to do it all over, I wouldn’t,” says Rich Homie Quan in the Power 107.5 interview. “Because during my time being locked up, I learned so much in jail and I feel like that’s why I am where I am today. It made me smarter. It made me a better person.”

“It’s you against the world,” adds Quan when asked about his biggest lesson learned. “It made me just want to put my all into myself… If I don’t believe in myself, who’s gone believe in me?”

While Quan’s first single, “Type Of Way,” made it to #50 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, was dubbed by Drake as “song of the summer,” and had an official remix featuring Jeezy and Meek Mill, Quan claims to not have expected the song to be as successful as it has been.

“I’m blessed to be in the situation I’m in but no, I did not expect for that to do what it did," shares Quan. "In the back of my mind, I always knew I had bars. I could rap, ya feel me. It just took for everyone to believe in me.”

Rumors have been circulating that Quan has signed to Def Jam Records since “Type Of Way” was digitally released through the label. Although there is no official statement yet, Quan wants his fans to know that he will be releasing one last mixtape before he pens a deal.

“I want everyone to know that it’s very special to me. I haven’t dropped a mixtape in a year and I’ve been riding on this deal going in for a year,” adds Quan. “I feel as if before I do sign a deal, I owe it to the streets and I owe it to myself because without the streets I wouldn’t be where I’m at. I got something very special.”

Quan’s mixtape, Thats Rite 2, hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Keem, will be released November 26.

The full interview with Power 107.5 can be found below.

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  • Anonymous
    Quit we don't like you rich homieuan
  • Anonymous
    Omg you look like bran.
  • riv216
    I respect homies story...to bounce back after a year of being incarcerated...and to still be able to have enough strength to make the rap dream come true...is inspiring...hope he see much more sucess come check out my new music vid..search "RIV - The Good Die Young 2K13" on youtube and watch in 720/1080p HD
  • The Nu Troll
    Cee-Lo & Rick Ross presents Rape Gang 1. Mollys and Champagne 2. She didn't even know it (remix) 3. Against her will 4. We got set up ft. Tupac 5. It won't hurt ft. Mack Maine 6. Just like Daddy ft. Birdman & Lil Wayne 7. Can't get no pussy 8. Gonna take it by force 9. It's mines 10. X and Sex 11. Fuck sumthin 12. Bout that rape life Bonus Tracks 13. Roopie Rap 14. Liquid Love (GHB anthem) This shit will go platinum!!! lol!!! Supported by pervs and lames who get no pussy everywhere.
    • Anonymous
      dont forget its supported by the police union and americas got talent as well
  • Chris
    The song is just called "Type of Way" and the lyrics are "Some type of way." Not sure where the "my" came from...
  • Anonymous
    Jail made Rick Ross a better person to! Taught the the value of a dollar and a hard days work! Taught him the ins and outs of the male anus while searching for drugs. Made him realize that if he just pretended to be one of those scumbag losers he locked up he could fool america's brainwashed youth and flip it into millions.
  • RichHomieMookie
    RICH HOMIE QUAN Investments Differences Sang To Em All I Need Type of Way the production of these make them hits...man my lil daughters quote yo lyrics throughtout our day on point!! "dad...wat...wanna see me fall..wanna see me down...!" lmaooo these tracks stay on repeat....thats my soundtrack rich homie...we hear you fam in Nebraska!
  • Anonymous
    but not a better rapper
    • Anonymous
      bahahaha sad yet true
  • Anonymous
    this guy has taken all of futures buzz now his desperate and has to do songs with pop singers.