In the past few years Philthy Rich has really stood out on the independent rap scene in the Bay Area. Philthy Rich is one of the hardest working artists from Oakland, and releases a steady stream of material to keep the buzz going. Philthy has performed at venues on a local and national level, in front of audiences ranging from 1,000 to 30,000. He has worked with many upcoming and well known artists in the industry including Webbie, Slim Thug, Dorrough Music, Bobby V, Keak Da Sneak, Young Noble, San Quinn, Mitchy Slick, Too $hort, E-40, The Team, Mob Figaz, The Hoodstarz, Messy Marv, Yukmouth, Mistah F.A.B. and many more. Philthy Rich was giving his name as a youngster growing up on the tough blocks of Seminary in East Oakland by Dame Fame, a Town legend. In 2007 Philthy Rich had planned a five city tour featuring many new Oakland artists but was cut short due to drug charges for sales of cocaine. After being released from serving a sentence of one year in county jail for drug sales, Philthy knew he had to focus on music, and did so by releasing 8 independent mixtapes, dvds and street albums titled Streets On Lock EP, Hood Rich, Hood Rich 2, Tha Skumbagz, PhilthyFresh The Dvd, Funk Or Die The Leak and a pre album with DJ Fresh titled My Block: Welcome To Sem City.
In 2009, he released his first official album titled Funk Or Die under Town Thizzness/Live Wire Records/SMC and the long awaited street album titled Neighborhood Supastar under Live Wire Records/Hunid Racks/City Hall, both of which are in store now. In 2009 Philthy was also featured on Discovery Channel's television show Gang Wars (Oakland) but was arrested right after the show aired. Now in 2011, Philthy is out and jail and has taken over the bay area underground by releasing endless videos, CDs & DVDs and working harder than any other artist. He has carved a name out for himself in an extremely difficult market, and has done it all in a relatively short time. Philthy Rich's second album Trip'n 4 Life under Town Thizzness/LiveWire Records/SMC was released on February 1, 2011. Philthy Rich has already had an extremely productive career, appearing on T.V. shows, soundtracks, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and plenty of underground mixtapes and albums. Philthy feels that his hustle game will take him to the top and his street cred and swagger separates him from the rest. With every year being bigger and better for this Sem City general, it's not hard to see that Philthy Rich is the next to blow.