Richard King AKA Riddy K, was born in Bakersfield, California. He grew up in low class, drug riddled neighborhoods with a single mother and 3 siblings, exposing him to harsh realities and eventually landing him in foster homes, juvenile detention centers & group homes for a large duration of his childhood. While in a group home his father died in a house fire. Feeling lost, longing for home, he would escape through music. He started teaching himself guitar after returning home with his mother from a group home at the age of 14. Constantly in and out of incarceration as a minor, he went back on the run before he could graduate High School. Dropping out before turning himself in at the age of 18 he picked up writing and producing rap songs with his brothers, forming the group DirtHead. He released his first solo Ep, The Kronicles of RiddyK in 2014, followed by The DiRdy Ep in 2015 and numerous singles the years after. His full length LP, I've Been, released 11/11/2018. 2018 also saw the birth of the independent record label and clothing brand Gutter Raised.