Jay Rick$
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Jay Rick$

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Hip Hop R&B





Breaking Hip Hop artist Jay Rick$ has recently dropped their striking new single Thug Ways. Whatever your perceptions of Gangster Rap are, throw them out of the window before you hit play.

The compelling track holds up a mirror to our 21st-century reality where it’s all too clear that nothing has changed since N.W.A. used their aggression to create hit records. But that doesn’t mean that Jay Rick$’ track isn’t fresh. It drips with commercial potential. His transfixing ability to pull you right into the candidly revealing first-person perspective made Thug Ways one of the most grounding tracks I’ve heard this year.

The cutting minor notes around the rattle of the drumbeats are more than effective at setting the sobering tone. The sobering tone which will stick around long after the atmospheric track has faded to a close. We’re already stoked to hear what comes next.

You can check out the official music video to Thug Ways which dropped on July 2nd for yourselves by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast - ANR Factory


Jay Rick$ delivers modern island vibes in his hip hop single, Honesty, which lyrically laments the ever-growing trend of interpersonal dishonesty. The sun-kissed midtempo single is taken from his soulful RnB-infused EP, Rick$ism, where the Louisiana-based artist’s musicianship shines brighter than ever before.

One of the hardest lessons that life delivers is never to underestimate how low people will go when it comes to deception. Thankfully, Jay Rick$ has the soul to bring you right back up in this silver lining of a track. If there was any real justification for the phrase ‘it’s a vibe’, it’s this soul-steeped release.

Honesty is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast - ANR Factory


Still working on that hot first release.



Jay Rick$ is an American Melodic Hip Hop and R&B music artist who was raised in Monroe, Louisiana. His hometown has a major impact on the way he deserves his rhymes. When he was younger , he was affiliated with the city's local gang called "Sac Town" which was a derivative name that stands for Drug Town. He grew up in a two parent home but it was always conflict happening but no matter what he always put God first and proceeded to level up every time. Unlike many others within Jay Rick$ hood, he decided to stop with the gang drag on and took his education serious. In 2015, he accomplished his dream of making it out of the hood and going to college. Jay Rick$ attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the same college Frank Ocean attended. Jay's major was Mechanical Engineering but  he switched it to Graphic Designing once he realized it would not fit his lifestyle. While in college, he developed many relationships and caught the eyes of some major Lafayette artists. When he met a guy named Brian of the music production company "Clouds of Progression", they produced his first debut single named "The Goat."  With the creation of this song brought a lot of attention for Jay Rick$ over the campus. Once Jay Rick$ realized he was destine to be a music artist, he began work towards his debut album titled "I am That I am." This album led to a new person to join in on Jay Rick$ journey, his executive producer  Kenny Wade. Kenny Wade executively produced "I am that I am" which was released on January 13th, 2017. After the release of his album, Jay Rick$ had another eye opener to where he found out that he was an entrepreneur and college was not going to help him evolve effectively. He then took his talents from Lafayette and moved to New Orleans where he currently resides. Jay Rick$ has met Mannie Fresh(Big Tymers), Pj Morton(Grammy nominated artist), Wild Wayne( Q93.3 radio host), Fiend (multi platinum No Limit Artist), and many more! Jay Rick$ has graced the stages of The Willow Uptown,The Howlin Wolf, The Dragon Den, Reneda Collins Love and Wisdom Show,and on March 15,2019, he was one of the opening acts for Kodak Black's Dying to Live Tour, that was also Kodak Black's first time ever performing in New Orleans Louisiana. In 2020, Jay Rick$ released his Second Debut Album "Released Pressure" which consist of hit songs "Rude Boy" and "Thug Ways" that expressed the feeling of how racial tensions and the pandemic played an effect on Rick$ life. Stay tuned in on Jay Rick$ journey as he continues to rise to the top.

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