Tommy Hilfiger’s Son Goes To The Moon With KiD CuDi
I won’t lie. I dogged Rich Hil pretty badly. For the past two or so years, I’ve been dismissing his work before even really getting into it.
Even when I did give his music a chance, I listened with the anticipation of disliking.
But can you blame me? What about this 19-year-old blunt-toking son of multi-millionaire fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger screams “appealing” to anybody? I mean, this is the spawn of the same guy who supposedly said, “if I knew that Blacks were going to wear my clothes, I wouldn’t have made them so nice.”
For all we know, Rich could have been strategically placed within the music industry to save his father’s business by appealing to the masses and promoting this vintage style and hippie image coupled with a little hip-hop culture and Woodstock. The fact that I had that far-fetched idea in my head shows you how reluctant I was to accept this guy. Besides, what could he be talking about?
Talk about prejudgment. But then I thought about it a little harder. Remember the Seavers? Yeah, I’m talking about the family from Growing Pains. Well, the father, Jason Seaver was played by Alan Thicke, who gave birth to one of the most well-respected crooners in R&B today.
Robin came from celebrity royalty and yet still made a name for himself (arguably more popular now than his father was in his heyday), so why can’t my man Rich do the same!? I decided to give him a chance.
By no means is the guy a musical genius, but he’s definitely working with something unique. And while his earlier work doesn’t do much for me (sample that here), he did recently get in the stu’ with KiD CuDi and craft two pretty trill joints.
They both sound like the two met on the moon to bang these out (if you get my drift), but nevertheless, these made me a Rich Hil supporter. His rockstar-esque approach to these tracks complement CuDi’s sing-songy, spaceship swag pretty damn well.
DOWNLOAD: Rich Hil & KiD CuDi – Trippy
Jam them and let me know how you feel. Like ‘em? Love ‘em? Despise ‘em? The comment section is ready to hear your thoughts. Oh, and I found some footage of the O.G. Hil on Oprah‘s show, dealing that “my clothes aren’t for blacks” rumor.