January 25, 1993|
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Richard Colbert (born January 25, 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.
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. On December 18, 2015, iLoveMemphis' second single "Lean and Dabb" was released on iTunes. 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.
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. In 2017, iLoveMemphis is featured on Teflon Don (rapper) single "Stop & Go" http://www.teflondonmusic.com/release/teflon-don-stop-and-go-ft-ilovememphis-j-renee//
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. Colbert denies the allegations against him. He pled not guilty, and the charges against him were eventually dropped based on DNA evidence.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Hit the Quan"||2015||15||7||65||The TurnUp Kid - EP|
|"Lean and Dabb"||98||29||--|
|"Bang Challenge"||2016||--||--||--||Non-album singles|
|"Left Foot, Right Foot"||--||--||--|