Richard Branch IV (born December 28) better known by his stage name IV is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Topeka, Kansas. His moniker (nickname) IV, the Roman numeral four, refers to his identical name he shares with his great grandfather, grandfather, and father. Critics describe his music as universal, saying he is one of the best lyrical artist for his age and from his small ho
metown. He cites fellow artists and bands The Beatles, Jay-Z, Boys Like Girls, Kanye West, Michael Jackson, and Brandy Norwood as inspirations for his music. In the fourth grade Richard knew he wanted to pursue a career in music after singing in school choirs until high school. Now they he has graduated he feels like it is time to chase his dream.