I know the real Rich...the REAL Richard Porter

from Jim Jones – Reppin' Time Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Richard ‘Rich’ Porter a legendary drugdealer based out of Harlem, New York City during the 1970'and 80’s.

Porter was known for his flamboyance and high-profile lifestyle.He started selling drugs when he was 12 and by time he was 18 owned a brand new BMW. It was rumored that he never wore the same outfit twice and kept a garage in Manhattan filled with dozens of luxury cars.
He worked together closely with Azie ‘AZ’ Faison and Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez. The movie Paid in Full is based on their lives.
This trio also did many dealings with mafioso Ian “E.N.” Saporita, before he was shot and killed in front of a bodega in Harlem. Rich Porter was murdered by Alberto “Alpo” Martinez and an accomplice on or around the night of Jan 3,1990 over drug money that Porter was suppossed to have owed to “Alpo”.

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