Marece Benjamin Richards, better known by his stage name rapper Rich Boy was arrested on October 3, 2022, with police citing violence charges.
The rapper rose to fame in 2006 with his hit song, Throw Some D’s.
Who is Rich Boy?
Maurice Richards, known professionally as Rich Boy, is a rapper from Mobile, Alabama.
His 2006 song, Throw Some D’s jumped to the No. 6 spot on Billboard’s Top 100, making Richards one of only a handful of rappers from Mobile who made it to the Top 10.
A year later, his song reached No. 3 on the Billboard 2000 and topped the US rap chart.
Following the song’s success, Richards faded into the background, with some calling him a one-hit-wonder.
However, in 2008, he dropped his Bigger Than the Mayor album, raising the stakes and bringing him back into the public eye.
XXL Magazine reviewed the album in 2008, saying: “With introspective street rap sprinkled throughout the disc, Rich Boy manages to satisfy his core fan base, as well as the casual listeners who wrote him off as a one-hit-wonder.”
The review continues: “Serving as a proper holdover until his sophomore LP drops, Bigger Than the Mayor presents an effective street campaign for the ’Bama boy to serve another term in office.”
Richards released his most recent album, Bring It to The Block in 2022 which includes freestyle tracks and guest appearances from Lloyd Banks, Bubba Sparxxx, Pastor Troy, and Boyz N Da Hood.
Why was Rich Boy arrested?
Richards was arrested on third-degree domestic violence charges on October 3, including domestic violence, harassment, and domestic violence assault, according to police reports.
NBC15 reported that police were called after Richards allegedly got into a physical altercation with his parents.
This is the second time charges have been filed against the rapper who was arrested in 2008 for attempted assault.
He received the civil suit from an accountant who was injured in 2005 from ricocheting bullet fragments that were fired from Richards’ and his brother Irvin’s Cadillac.
Both Richards and his brother pleaded guilty to attempted assault and he received probation while Irvin was sentenced to ten years in prison.
The civil lawsuit followed the accountant’s initial suit which requested punitive damages.
Richards and Irvin received a judgment requiring them to pay $25k in compensatory damages and $312,500 in punitive damages.