Christian Rich are a producer, artist and DJ duo consisting of Nigerian, Chicago born twin brothers, Taiwo Hassan and Kehinde Hassan. They started major record releases under the guidance of Pharrell Williams and Shae Haley of NERD.
The duo broke out as producers in 2012 with multiple production credits on Earl Sweatshirt’s debut album Doris including the single “Chum” . In 2013 they contributed to four number 1 albums including Drake’s #1 Billboard album Nothing Was the Same on the intro of “Pound Cake” which features Jay Z . They did production on “Crawl” for Childish Gambino’s gold selling album Because the Internet. You can hear the brothers latest production on Wale and G-Eazy’s radio hit “Fashion Week” currently.
They also produced “Sparks Will Fly” on J. Cole’s Platinum #1 Billboard album Born Sinner. Current day they are busy on new productions and introducing new artists to the world including Vince Staple, as they produced his big single “Senorita”, and N.O.ID’s artist Snoh Aalegra, Juicy J, Wale, Jaden Smith, and others. Snoh’s Christian Rich produced song “In Your River” can be heard on the current iPhone 7 commercial as well as her new song “Nothing But The Cold” also by the duo.
Their latest critically acclaimed LP release, FW14, received 7.5 out of 10 from Pitchfork and features Vince Staples, Steve Arrington of Slave, Jay Sean, and many others. As they continue production for other artists, they simultaneously are working on their 2nd LP.
Christian Rich perform as DJs as well with partnerships from Audi Motors and Redbull. They have toured with Twin Shadow’s on the Europe leg of on their tour with dates in Paris’ Badaboum, Berlin’s Bi Nuu, and London’s Village Underground and playing the launch of Mexico City’s ID Magazine launch party, as well as a monthly residency at Soho House West Hollywood. When asked about their versatility in music, Kehinde puts it simply that they are “designers who are popular in designing music”.