Porta Rich was born and raised in Camden, NJ. An honor student who early on had a love for music and acting was distracted by the streets during his teens. For the next 15 years, he was in and out of group homes, institutions and correctional facilities but never completely abandoned his passion for making music. When he was out on release, Rich would host cyphers on the corners of Camden and record music but that was all to change when Rich was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for weapon possession. It turned out to be the very thing that sparked his drive. Rich promised himself that he would make music his number one priority upon his release and that is exactly what he has done. Since then Rich has turned his life around, networking with industry greats and emerging artists like Raekwon, Troy Ave, Mario, Peedi Crack, Reed Dollaz, Marsha Ambrosius and more. Maintaining his Puerto Rican roots and staying true to his name, as he likes to spin it “poor to rich” he’s opened other doors for himself. He began pursuing a career in film and after working on a few short films, and some stage plays as well he landed a role in a TV series called “Chase Street” starring Clifton Powell. The mainstream will have to make room for Porta Rich because he’s coming.

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