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IHeartMemphis
iLoveMemphis
Richard Colbert
iHeartMemphis
Born (1993-03-29) March 29, 1993 (age 25)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Rapper[1]
2014-present
Labels
  • Rush Hour
  • Palm Tree
  • Sony

Richard Colbert (born March 29, 1993) better known by his stage name iLoveMemphis, or iHeartMemphis, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his debut single "Hit the Quan" which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Career

2015-present: Breakthrough

iLoveMemphis' debut single "Hit the Quan" was produced by Buck Nasty and released on July 4, 2015. Hit the Quan is a dance that was originally performed by Rich Homie Quan in his video for the song "Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)" which was released in April 2015. The dance Rich Homie Quan did in the video soon became a hit with numerous vines being produced portraying the dance. At that time, most people referred to the dance routine as simply the "Rich Homie Quan" dance. In July 2015, three months following the release of the song, iLoveMemphis released a song titled "Hit The Quan" which then became popular. He said that he spent $35 on making the song. The video for "Hit the Quan" debuted worldwide on November 12, 2015.[2] On December 18, 2015, iLoveMemphis' second single "Lean and Dabb" was released on iTunes.[3] iLoveMemphis is currently working with an rising artist named Dkotic whose real name is Arthur Moore. He was founded by iLoveMemphis in the summer of 2017, and released a song with iLoveMemphis called "Lil Dance" which kicked off summer of 2017 on Instagram and Musical.ly.[4][5]

Television appearances

In November 2015, iLoveMemphis made two major television appearances. The first was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the second appearance was on the talk show The Real.[6][7]

Legal issues

In July 2015, Colbert was criminally charged for allegedly participating in what Memphis Police call a "gang rape" of a woman who was under the influence at the time. Colbert, along with two other individuals, face charges that include aggravated rape.[8] Colbert denies the allegations against him. He pled not guilty, and the charges against him were eventually dropped based on DNA evidence.[9]

Discography

Mixtapes

  • Thank you Instagram (2015)
  • Please Excuse My Turn Up (2016)

EPs

  • The TurnUp Kid - EP (2016)[10]

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
US R&B
CAN
"Hit the Quan" 2015 15 7 65 The TurnUp Kid - EP
"Lean and Dabb"
98 29 --
"Bang Challenge" 2016 -- -- -- "TBA"
"Left Foot, Right Foot" -- -- --

References


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