I don’t bump mainstream, I knock underground. All that other shit sugar coated & watered down* – Rigz


Rigz is an artist from Rochester New York. Raised by a single mother, his father has been incarcerated since he was an infant, rapping has been his outlet since he was twelve.

His musical influences are Nas, 2pac, The Lox, Kool G Rap, and AZ, among others. In 2017 Rigz will be releasing a project titled Muddy Boots. Fallen Angel (song below) is a single from the upcoming release. In Fallen Angel, Rigz combines lovely melody with smooth flows and a narrative about the struggle of growing up on the streets. In Muddy Boots, Rigz will take the listener further along with him on his journey:

through the mud,

through the streets.

Rigz will be releasing 5 projects in 2017, 3 solos and 2 collectives with his group Da Cloth. Da Cloth consists of Rob Gates, Times Change, Maverick, Symph, iLLanoise, and Mooch.

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* Quote by E-40.

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