Rich the Factor
Smile and Whale Mafi (Major Factor Records)
In the parlance of the street, the Kansas City rapper Rich the Factor has spent most of the past two years on “vacation.”
Since his extended incarceration recently ended, the man born Richard Johnson has been making up for lost time. “I’m fresh up out the pen and I’m back with a vengeance,” he raps on “Blow the Horn,” a combative track on one of his two new albums.