Rich Tha Don - A Chicano With Roots, Heritage And Pride
Richard Baca, AKA 'Big Rich Tha Don' grew up on the streets
of new Mexico, having been fathered by what he describes
as a failure of a father, he was forced to look elsewhere
for strength and leadership - His Grandfather would be that
man. But this was no ordinary Man.
Henry Campos was a strong role model, booming with self
confidence, a strong sense of heritage, morals and was himself,
an extremely well respected community leader.
Early on though, Richard was unable to focus and quickly
found himself in trouble.
Spending time at a correctional facility, He opened his
eyes to the fact and realization that the world was a cold
dark place, where he could expect help from no one, especially
the system. He also began to understand the very nature
of the beast - This is a world where Chicano’s were
EXPECTED to fail, and helped along the way by a corrupt
system which oppresses minorities.
He realized that if he were going to make it, he would
have to CHANGE the game in his favor.
Enrolling in college, he started to bloom with the self
confidence and aura of legendary Cesar Chavez's vision of
"Si Se Puede!" (Yes, It Can Be Done!). Sadly though,
his grandfather passed away, but Richard is confident in
knowing that from somewhere up there, His Grandfather is
looking down at him smiling.
The lessons learned from his grandfather quickly
began to make sense. A new Man began to emerge - A smarter,
sharper and stronger one than before. It’s then He
realized he could be more – MUCH more.
Not letting anything get in his way, this now Politically
aware Chicano is set to launch himself into the stratosphere
even further by releasing his first Rap Album, produced
by none other than himself under his own recently formed
Setting to debut himself to the world in 2005,
he has vowed to make his mark on music, showing the world
that, not only can Chicano’s overcome adversity and
the challenge of living within a society that promotes failure,
but that you can excel at what ever you put your mind to,
as long as you don’t forget where you came from and
who you are.
His album is still in production, but hopes
for a mid-2005 release. Listen to Big Rich Tha Don’s
First two tracks “Chicano” and “Make That
Money”, right here on the Vision Radio Network.
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