Ricca Razor Sharp

Ricca Razor Sharp

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
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Ricca Razor Sharp’s impressive hip-hop career spans 7 albums, 15 years, hundreds of shows, and has seen him wow audiences of all types: clubs, pubs, festivals & corporate parties. Solo, or joined by his stellar live band, ‘Blades of Steel’, witness the dynamite live show that is causing major buzz!

Biography

-7 Albums and over 300 shows in 9 provinces over 12 years.
-5 year veteran of NXNE Festival and 5 years on Sled Island Music Festival
-Has charted repeatedly on !earshot Canadian College Radio Chart

Ricca Razor Sharp is a Canadian hip-hop treasure, and one of Calgary’s most recognizable and beloved performers. Whether on stage alone, or with his live band of hip hop instrumentalists, ‘Blades of Steel’, Ricca’s infectious energy and MC skills command attention. Active since the 90s, Ricca’s 7 albums and hundreds of shows have earned him fans from the underground circuit, all the way to high end gala appearances.
Ricca’s albums are consistently high quality, and routinely appear on college radio charts, while garnering praise from the press and fans alike. An accomplished video artist, Ricca’s many clips can be found at youtube.com/thesharpone
A festival favorite, Ricca has performed at Toronto’s NXNE festival 5 different years, and at Calgary’s Sled Island Festival in 5 of the last 6 years. After gaining attention by winning the highly competitive ‘Eliminator’ battle rap competition earlier in his career, Ricca converted his remarkable freestyling ability to the power of good, using it connect to audiences everywhere.
Remarkably diverse, Ricca is frequently called upon to create custom pieces for corporate events, which he books through Fuze Entertainment. His first love, however, has always been on the underground hip hop scene, where he has shared the stage with the likes of hip hop legends KRS ONE, Redman/Method Man, Digable Planets, GZA, Souls of Mischief, and many more.
Something of a ‘man about town’ Ricca can frequently be found hosting hip hop nights, attending shows and conferences, being featured as a guest on stage or on the radio, and generally making his presence felt on the music scene. Pleasing crowds wherever he goes, Ricca rocks pubs, clubs, parties and all manner of events.

For interviews, bookings, or general inquiries, contact jstoddart@neferiu.com

www.youtube.com/thesharpone
www.riccarazorsharp.bandcamp.com
@riccarazorsharp
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ricca-Razor-Sharp/124112864282334
www.sonicbids.com/riccarazorsharp
www.myspace.com/riccarazorsharp
www.soundcloud.com/riccarazorsharp
http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/Ricca-Razor-Sharp

Lyrics

New Shoes (ft. EQ)

Written By: J Stoddart

When I’m walking down on 17th Ave
Sights and sounds make a kid go damn
discman jammed with the world’s best bands
Still suckers try to front like my name ain’t the man
When my name’s just that
When I’m on the mic, Cowtown’s on the map
I can only pray about the war in Iraq
Friday night comes I’m gon throw a couple back**
I got a mesh back hat
I call Phat Pat just to get a phat sack
Diamonds and gold I lack
But my girl don’t mind and my girl’s all that
I be filing on my income tax
6 weeks later refund come back
So I bought myself a bottle a booze
***a nice hair cut and a new pair of shoes
with my brand new shoes I’m fresh
Shake mad rumps like Wrecks n Effect
Like DAS EFX, I kick a mic check
My scenario like a Tribe Called Quest
Let me tell ya how the shit goes down
Hippies wanna fix the world but don’t know how
Punks wan rip shit don’t know why
Hip Hop Bling Bling Don’t even try
So throw you hands in the air
I come from Clarks Harbour that’s the one spot where
We don’t say yes, cause we just say Aya
My dad drive a school bus also the mayor
And I do concur
Pot need a smoke smoke, pot need a stir
Greasy B told me life was a Blur
My name’s not Chingy but I rock right Thur
AND I’M IN A GOOD MOOD
I AIN’T TRY TO FRONT ON A BAD ATTITUDE
KEEP YO CASH, YO CAR, YO JEWELS
RICCA RAZOR SHARP GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
I GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES THAT I BOUGHT ME
THEY LOOK NICE CAUSE MY STYLES NOT SLOPPY
TELL YO GIRLFRIEND, TELL THE PAPARAZZI
I GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES TRY AND STOP ME

I got a new pair a shoes y’all
Fat laces, maybe even Velcro
I got a new pair a shoes y’all
Are the shoes kangaroos oh hell no

Yes, I talk a lot of talk
I ain’t trying to say I’m the cock of the walk
But with my brand new shoes I feel so hot
Just like Kiprisoff and Iggy Pop
While you coming with the same ole style
I’m Tight and good and wicked and wild
Ya won once but don’t be confused
That was last week when I had my old shoes
But you some kind of player
You ain’t got a chink in yo armourous layer
But to me it’s just the same old song
Now you got to wonder where your main girl gone
Yo Baby girl can’t leave that’s crazy
Check the bedroom, check the Mercedes
Check the patio, maybe, maybe
***maybe a fat dingo ate your baby
Razor Sharp got a new pair of shoes
Mantra got a new pair of shoes
EQ got a new spare of shoes
Who’s a spilly talker, who? Who? Who?
“I got good news,
Ladies like a man with some hot new shoes
My brand new kicks are a hit
Show me your shoes I’ll show you my…”
AND I’M IN A GOOD MOOD
I AIN’T TRY TO FRONT ON A BAD ATTITUDE
KEEP YO CASH, YO CAR, YO JEWELS
RICCA RAZOR SHARP GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
I GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES THAT I BOUGHT ME
THEY LOOK NICE CAUSE MY STYLES NOT SLOPPY
TELL YO GIRLFRIEND, TELL THE PAPARAZZI
I GOT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES TRY AND STOP ME

AYA

Written By: J Stoddart

I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Tellin you here
A lot of uninformed nowadays don’t care
They must be too busy doin dope
Nobody care about a damn thing?
Nope!
I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Fingers through ya hair
Do you feel a melon or a big fat pear?
You got a lot of oh oh in your background
Spin Ya Head Back Round

Gonna be the one says stop
The course is off
Your life is but a boat, you know the boat is lost
You s’posed to be the captain, how you actin?
You downstairs nappin
Missing all the action
Yackin, acting like there’s something gonna happen
Wacking, make like an egg, get crackin
Slackin, trapped in the typical trappins
You happen to be waiting for the happenstance to happen

Well I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Happens to be here
A happening fellow with a brand new year
You gotta lotta oh oh in your background
Spin ya head back round (X5)

AYA (X4)

Gonna be the one says Yo!
How’s it gonna go?
How you gonna make it if you just don’t know?
How you gonna make this work?
Everyone around you singing good night nurse
Wanna have a talk but you won’t converse
Make em say #($* say #$%$ just curse
What’s worse,
I can’t see the flauna nor the flora
Make em turn around just like Sodom and Gamorah
Syanorah, yarn with my seashore lingo
Straight from the land of the ball and the bingo
Boy! Stay inside the buoys!
Look over the side!
Weigh all of your options then you must decide
If you can’t accelerate at least enjoy
Broke like Sigfreid, bit like Roy
Tiger growl! Fans go Yeah!
I double dog dare you to just say AYA
In this land of lost dispair
Jesus Christ please Kum Ba Yah
What was lost, now is found
Broke down bodies now rebound
You’ll have much strength in ya foreground
Spin ya head back round (X5)

(AYA X2)

How you really know what the shit’s all for?
How you know what go on behind closed doors?
How you really know what’s goin on in Iraq?
If you’re like me, then you don’t know jack
Don’t know Jill, don’t know Pam
Don’t know peanut butter
Don’t know jam
Got no turkey, got no ham
Log onto hotmail, feed on spam
Bigtime games will need big bets
I’m trying to remember to remember to forget
Pyramids, that’s in Egypt
Built with technology we don’t got yet
I was once young and quite scared
Into heaven then I stared
Nowadays I just don’t care
When I come back, I’m a just say AYA

Gonna be the one says AYA
Tellin you here
A lot of uninformed nowadays don’t care
They must be too busy doin dope
Nobody care about a damn thing?
Nope!
I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Fingers through ya hair
Do you feel a melon or a big fat pear?
You got a lot of oh oh in your background
Spin Ya Head Back Round

Planet's What You Make It

Written By: Ricca Razor Sharp (J Stoddart)

I don’t need to say to you that it be ominous
You ever woke up and said I think somebody’s bombin us?
I can’t imagine it, I think I’d find
Me under the bed, scared out of my mind
This ain’t a war between a nation and a nation
Where somebody can negotiate a deal to stop the hatin
It ain’t religion, that’s makin people die
That’s just a way for warlords to get people on their side
I haven’t got a plan for stopping all the fighting
The world is like a powderkeg that’s ready for the lighting
I’m really nervous I don’t want to bring a baby
To a world so full of trouble with the people goin crazy
Some day the world is gonna see this point in history
With all the violence, uncertainty and misery
But there’s no evidence that we’re solvin the riddle
There ain’t no Martin Luthar Kings or Joni Mitchells
These times are crazy, situation just depress me
And all we got to show is Ashley Simpson and some Pepsi
Or Fear Factor, make sure the girls are sexy
Get a closer shot while she chewin donkey testes
They’re just distractions, this shit does not impress me
I don’t give a damn about bets by Janet Gretzky
It’s just stupid man, this shit is fuckin stupid
I don’t even give a damn about finding a rhyme here
I don’t mean to go and rain on your parade
But I can’t stop war, end hunger or cure AIDS
So maybe I should stop obsessin with the dumb shit
My next song will be the Hokey Pokey dance or some shit
I guess it’s just not involved with me or is it?
Just keep all these wars in some country I’ll never visit
And I can pray about it, and I’m doin it sincerely
And I’ll stay over here with my freedom held so dearly
Give me a country where we need not be cocky
And we can have music, beers and watch some hockey
And we can have freedoms and liberties and never doubt this
And in the summer girls are free to wear their skimpy outfits
Or I can go to church on Sunday morning if I choose to
And if you wanna come along well that’s what you can do too
Or we could go party on Saturday instead
And when you go to church I’m with a stranger in my bed
You can do whatever you want if you ain’t hurtin me
That’s why our grandfathers had to go to war with Germany
So I only have to deal with God when I die
Not Bin Ladin, George Bush or any guy
And when I’m on high I’ll thank God for the tolerance
Forgive all my indulgences, I’m helpless to your dominance
And on that day, there’ll be no arguments or fakin
But down here, the planet’s what you make it

Planet's What You Make It

Written By: Ricca Razor Sharp

I don’t need to say to you that it be ominous
You ever woke up and said I think somebody’s bombin us?
I can’t imagine it, I think I’d find
Me under the bed, scared out of my mind
This ain’t a war between a nation and a nation
Where somebody can negotiate a deal to stop the hatin
It ain’t religion, that’s makin people die
That’s just a way for warlords to get people on their side
I haven’t got a plan for stopping all the fighting
The world is like a powderkeg that’s ready for the lighting
I’m really nervous I don’t want to bring a baby
To a world so full of trouble with the people goin crazy
Some day the world is gonna see this point in history
With all the violence, uncertainty and misery
But there’s no evidence that we’re solvin the riddle
There ain’t no Martin Luthar Kings or Joni Mitchells
These times are crazy, situation just depress me
And all we got to show is Ashley Simpson and some Pepsi
Or Fear Factor, make sure the girls are sexy
Get a closer shot while she chewin donkey testes
They’re just distractions, this shit does not impress me
I don’t give a damn about bets by Janet Gretzky
It’s just stupid man, this shit is fuckin stupid
I don’t even give a damn about finding a rhyme here
I don’t mean to go and rain on your parade
But I can’t stop war, end hunger or cure AIDS
So maybe I should stop obsessin with the dumb shit
My next song will be the Hokey Pokey dance or some shit
I guess it’s just not involved with me or is it?
Just keep all these wars in some country I’ll never visit
And I can pray about it, and I’m doin it sincerely
And I’ll stay over here with my freedom held so dearly
Give me a country where we need not be cocky
And we can have music, beers and watch some hockey
And we can have freedoms and liberties and never doubt this
And in the summer girls are free to wear their skimpy outfits
Or I can go to church on Sunday morning if I choose to
And if you wanna come along well that’s what you can do too
Or we could go party on Saturday instead
And when you go to church I’m with a stranger in my bed
You can do whatever you want if you ain’t hurtin me
That’s why our grandfathers had to go to war with Germany
So I only have to deal with God when I die
Not Bin Ladin, George Bush or any guy
And when I’m on high I’ll thank God for the tolerance
Forgive all my indulgences, I’m helpless to your dominance
And on that day, there’ll be no arguments or fakin
But down here, the planet’s what you make it

AYA

Written By: Jonathan Stoddart (AKA Ricca Razor Sharp)

AYA

I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Tellin you here
A lot of uninformed nowadays don’t care
They must be too busy doin dope
Nobody care about a damn thing?
Nope!
I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Fingers through ya hair
Do you feel a melon or a big fat pear?
You got a lot of oh oh in your background
Spin Ya Head Back Round

Gonna be the one says stop
The course is off
Your life is but a boat, you know the boat is lost
You s’posed to be the captain, how you actin?
You downstairs nappin
Missing all the action
Yackin, acting like there’s something gonna happen
Wacking, make like an egg, get crackin
Slackin, trapped in the typical trappins
You happen to be waiting for the happenstance to happen

Well I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Happens to be here
A happening fellow with a brand new year
You gotta lotta oh oh in your background
Spin ya head back round (X5)

AYA (X4)

Gonna be the one says Yo!
How’s it gonna go?
How you gonna make it if you just don’t know?
How you gonna make this work?
Everyone around you singing good night nurse
Wanna have a talk but you won’t converse
Make em say #($* say #$%$ just curse
What’s worse,
I can’t see the flauna nor the flora
Make em turn around just like Sodom and Gamorah
Syanorah, yarn with my seashore lingo
Straight from the land of the ball and the bingo
Boy! Stay inside the buoys!
Look over the side!
Weigh all of your options then you must decide
If you can’t accelerate at least enjoy
Broke like Sigfreid, bit like Roy
Tiger growl! Fans go Yeah!
I double dog dare you to just say AYA
In this land of lost dispair
Jesus Christ please Kum Ba Yah
What was lost, now is found
Broke down bodies now rebound
You’ll have much strength in ya foreground
Spin ya head back round (X5)

(AYA X2)

How you really know what the shit’s all for?
How you know what go on behind closed doors?
How you really know what’s goin on in Iraq?
If you’re like me, then you don’t know jack
Don’t know Jill, don’t know Pam
Don’t know peanut butter
Don’t know jam
Got no turkey, got no ham
Log onto hotmail, feed on spam
Bigtime games will need big bets
I’m trying to remember to remember to forget
Pyramids, that’s in Egypt
Built with technology we don’t got yet
I was once young and quite scared
Into heaven then I stared
Nowadays I just don’t care
When I come back, I’m a just say AYA

Gonna be the one says AYA
Tellin you here
A lot of uninformed nowadays don’t care
They must be too busy doin dope
Nobody care about a damn thing?
Nope!
I’m gonna be the one says AYA
Fingers through ya hair
Do you feel a melon or a big fat pear?
You got a lot of oh oh in your background
Spin Ya Head Back Round

Discography

April 2010-Ricca Razor Sharp & The EquAzn-Opposites Attract (Neferiu)

June 2009-Ricca Razor Sharp-Causeways & C-Trains (Neferiu)

2006-Ricca Razor Sharp-12 Steps to a Deffer You (Neferiu)

As frontman in previous bands:
2004-Phattoe-So Good
2003-Phattoe-Phoot in da Doe
2000-defEKt-Pobody's nerfEKt

Set List

Ricca Razor Sharp takes the stage with his excellent hip-hop/funk/hybrid live band, the Blades of Steel. The talented team of veteran musicians, (guitar/bass/drums/keys) combine with stellar electronic production to create a genre bending party that rocks dancefloors with their blend of original songs, freestyle crowd pleasers and cover medleys.

Those who have witnessed the Ricca Razor Sharp show have commented on his stage presence (exciting, comfortable), his freestyles (which often involve current events and address specific members of the crowd) and his enunciation ("he is one of the only rappers that you can actually tell what he is saying.")
Yet another comment that Ricca Razor Sharp has often heard is, "I don't usually like rap, but I like your stuff."