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Lollapalooza 2014

Rich Homie Quan Wants His Album to be "One of the Hardest Since OutKast"

With his debut studio LP dropping by the end of this year, the rising 24-year-old emcee is ready to leave his mark on ATL hip hop

Named to the XXL Freshman 2014 Class, Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan had hip hop lovers "feelin' some type of way" with his huge breakout single. Set to drop his debut album in the next few months, the 24-year-old is gearing up to unleash what he hopes will be a classic record.

"I really want to tell my story throughout my whole album; I want it to be a classic," he told Fuse host Esteban Serrano at Lollapalooza. "I want it to be one of the hardest albums since OutKast."

Honored to share this year's festival lineup with that legendary ATL duo, Rich Homie Quan is well aware that his fan base is rapidly growing. And with more followers—many of them very young—he's taken on the responsibility of keeping up a positive image. "When I first started making music, I was just making it. Now, I get a lot of younger kids who follow me. I try to watch what I say and try to keep it positive, so they have a good idol to look up to," he explained.

The "Type of Way" performer also set the record straight on his heat exhaustion seizure, which he said was inaccurately reported by TMZ. But while the incident's details might've gotten mixed up, it still became a somewhat life-changing situation.

"It did make me realize that life's too short to keep playing with it. If you want something, go get it. But at the same time, don't tire yourself out doing it. Your health is more important than wealth!"

Watch Fuse's exclusive interview, and be sure to check out more on-the-ground coverage from Lollapalooza 2014.

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