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Rich Porter

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Full Name
Richard Porter

Criminal status

Other names
Money RichRich Po

Rich Porter

Drug dealer

Drug dealer

Velma Porter

Rich Porter photos (a photo collage)

July 26, 1965 (

Cause of death
Murder (multiple gunshots; head and chest)

Drug Possession (1984)Weapons Possession (1984)

Patricia Porter, William Porter

Donnell Whitten, Reshonia Porter, Rhea Porter

Similar People
Alpo Martinez, Azie Faison, Nicky Barnes, Rayful Edmond, Guy Fisher

Criminal penalty
1-year prison sentence

January 3, 1990 (aged 24) The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Alpo talking about why he killed rich porter

Richard "Rich" Porter (July 26, 1965 – January 4, 1990) was an American drug dealer who rose to prominence in Harlem during the War on Drugs in the mid-1980s; police described him as being a "high-level crack dealer" who "sold about $50,000 worth of crack a week". The 2002 film Paid in Full was based on Rich and his partners Azie Faison and Alpo Martinez.


Stan Harvey, Rich Porter and Alpo Martinez

Richard fritz simmons rich porter intro to the harlem messiah


Rich Porter  wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt while charging his phone

Rich was born in Harlem, New York City and began selling drugs at the age of 12, rising through the ranks of the drug trade in Harlem. He became known for his flamboyant and high-profile lifestyle and was rumoured to have never worn the same outfit twice and that he owned over a dozen luxury vehicles that he kept in a garage in Manhattan during the height of his career as a drug dealer.


Rich Porter on F.E.D.S. magazine

He was murdered on January 3, 1990 at the age of 24 and his body was found the next day near Orchard Beach, Bronx. He was shot several times in the head and chest and the police found $2,239 in his pocket. His friend and former drug dealing partner Alpo Martinez was charged and convicted of his murder.

Rich Porter, his cousin Peanut, and his little brother Donnell (standing)

On December 5, 1989 his 12-year-old brother Donnell Porter was kidnapped in Harlem on his way to school and then had his finger cut off in order to extort $500,000 in ransom money from Rich. He was eventually killed and his body was found on January 28, 1990, a mile away from where Rich's body was found and less than a month after Rich's murder.

In film

Rich Porter wearing an orange shirt and a jacket

  • The 2002 film Paid in Full was based on the life and death of Rich, and his involvement in drug dealing along with Azie Faison and Alpo Martinez. His character was portrayed by fellow Harlem native Mekhi Phifer.
  • In music

    50 Cent

  • "Rest in peace to Rich" - Ghetto Qu'ran.
  • A$AP Ferg

  • "Then I got married to you, Richard Porter didn't do it. He was too busy getting busy, all of which was foolish." - Thug Cry.
  • A$AP Rocky

  • "From the home of the richest ballers I'm Richard Porter mixed with Mr.Porter" - Wavybone.
  • Boosie Badazz

  • "Niggas will shoot you in the back and cut your fucking throat like Rich and Alpo." - Betrayed
  • Cam'ron

  • "Rich and A hit the kitchens then were pitchin' up" - Killa Cam.
  • "And Alpo ordered guys to slaughter guys and the whole Harlem was in tears when Rich Porter died" - I Remember When
  • Fat Joe

  • "I'm paid in full as we speakin', Not Rich Porter, just one rich Puerto Rican" - Dreamin
  • Freeway

  • "Switch lanes to get paid in full, look, it's the Rich Porter of transporters" - Turn Out the Lights (Freewest).
  • French Montana

  • "Getting money, blowing money, rich, I'm Porter" - Julius Caesar.
  • The Game

  • "I'm Rich like Porter" - Money.
  • "I'll send a lil' back like the brother of Rich Porter" - Aim 4 the Head.
  • Jay-Z

  • "New Rich Porter, the way I flip quarters" - American Gangster.
  • "The twin brother of Rich Porter, separated at birth, I got the soul of a hustler" - There's Been a Murder.
  • "This is Rich Porter, part two" - opening night of the Barclays Center freestyle.
  • Meek Mill

  • "Feeling like I'm Richard Porter, I'm really balling", "They got me feeling like Rich Porter" - Rich Porter.
  • "When I step up in the club I'm feelin’ like Rich, Porter that is" - Niggas In Paris.
  • "I was like more a Rich Porter, no double crossing on my peoples" - R.I.C.O.
  • References

    Rich Porter Wikipedia

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