Philthy Rich compares himself to a high profile rapper in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “I got called the Bay Area’s 2 Chainz but I’m more,” he says. “I’m like the Bay Area Gucci Mane.”

The Oakland, California rapper’s Real Niggas Back In $tyle album was released today (February 26) and features such prominent acts as E-40, Jim Jones, Paul Wall and Young Dolph. 

Philthy Rich is particularly proud of the status of the Rap business in his home region. 

“The Bay’s Rap scene is in a good state because they got me, they got Nef the Pharaoh, Iamsu!, J Stalin, Mozzy, G-Eazy, Berner, and they’ve got a bunch of people making moves and doing stuff in general,” Philthy Rich says to HipHopDX. “We’ve got lot of good talent and we’re getting good looks.”

Philthy Rich has been working on building his brand for the last several years. He kickstarted this phase of his career upon his 2010 release from jail. 

“I’ve been going strong,” he says. “People and labels always ask about me. I play a big part in The Bay’s rap scene. I have been giving a lot of Bay rappers their buzz by working with them. Without me you wouldn’t hear some of the street rappers you hear today. Everybody here has their own lane. Some people have the radio, some people have the club, I have the streets.”

The cover art, tracklist and stream of Philthy Rich’s Real Niggas Back In $tyle is as follows:

Philthy Rich Real Niggas Back In Style Album Cover
  1. Piss Codeine
  2. RNBI$ f. Mozzy, Lil Blood
  3. Make a Living f. Iamsu!
  4. Buss Down f. Young Scooter
  5. Same Nigga
  6. Way Before f. Mozzy, Bandgang
  7. Broke Boy f. Young Dolph
  8. Another Foreign f. Yowda, Zoey Dollar
  9. Stick ‘Em Up
  10. Feeling Rich Today f. Mozzy, Sauce Twinz
  11. Show Time f. Icewear Mezzo, Lil Blood
  12. Big Bang f. Johnny Cinco, HoodRich Pablo Juan
  13. Realist Richest Nigga
  14. Gucci Mane f. Vell
  15. One Time f. Blac Youngster
  16. King Jack f. Freeway, Paul Wall
  17. Real Talk – Bonus Track f. Jim Jones, Charlie Rock
  18. Ain’t Got Shit – Bonus Track – RJ, Hitman Beatz
  19. Statue of Liberty – Bonus Track – E-40, Nef The Pharaoh, Ezale