Ricko

Ricko

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Ricko a.k.a. the No. 1 Draft Pick, with his Trademark voice, is setting the world of Hip-Hop on fire. Southern Hip-Hop will never be the same!!!

Biography

Ricko is the Alabama born rapper who proclaims that his style is “down south kuntry slang wit a lil soul and a lot of passion.” Reppin’ the A.L. like no other rapper before him, Ricko is the self-proclaimed “Spokesman for Alabama” who has vowed to put Alabama on the hip-hop map. Rapping since the age of 16, Ricko has been influenced by hip-hop icons Outkast and DMX. His sound and trademark voice, however, is a distinctive style of his own which leaves a lasting impression, incomparable to none.
A true hustla, Ricko started recording at age 18, and first received some college radio airplay with his independent single "Get That Paper" at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama while he was not even signed to a record label! A self-promoting machine, Ricko hustled his way into opening up for T.I., Jim Crowe and Free from 106 & Park in the Total U Tour. Since 2006, Ricko has performed with Are You The Girl’s Oh So Crispie, Khujo Goodie, S-Dub, Young Dro, and Gucci Mane in Atlanta; he opened for Brooke Valentine in Huntsville, AL; and he got the crowd crunk and ready for Pastor Troy, DJ Unk, Baby D, Yola da Great, The Last Mr. Bigg, Baby D, Mr. Mudd and Ciity in Gadsden, AL. Ricko has also performed in Greenville, SC; Blackstock, SC; Montgomery, AL; Birmingham, AL, Gadsden, AL; Huntsville, AL; Anniston, AL; Charlotte, NC; Fort Valley, GA, and numerous venues in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ricko is also a member of the Alabama group Dirty ALL-Starrz, which has a single “Shawty Drop” featured on The ILL Genius’ Compilation CD, "Tha 1st Block". The “Shawty Drop” ringtone is available at http://jivjiv.com/powersource. Ricko’s presence is heavily felt on Volumes 1 and 2 of the PowerSource Entertainment “Streets and Sheets” Mix CDs, which have been distributed along the east coast from New York to the ATL.
Since Ricko signed to Atlanta’s PowerSource Entertainment in December, 2005, he has aimed to conquer music first. Once he establishes himself as one of the next significant movements in the hip-hop game, Ricko plans to follow up his music with his clothing line, ALL-Starred UPTM, which is complete with ALL-Starred UPTM accessories.
“V.I. Pimpin” is the 1st single from Ricko’s forthcoming album, “Trademark,” due to hit the streets and the stores first quarter, 2007. Ricko teamed up with the Dirty All-Starrz and Pretty Boy Floyd over an ILL Genius beat to create this new club anthem. “V.I. Pimpin" has already gotten rave reviews from DJs in the Southeast and East Coast, as well as DJ’s in Spain, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe. Ricko’s V.I. Pimpin was in the Top 20 on 7 different radio stations in Canada as of May 1, 2006, and the pre-release of the single won Best Bass in Hip Hop for the week of Jan. 2, 2006. V. I. Pimpin was also in the Top 50 playlist on the rap station at American Idol Underground’s website in April, 2006 at www.idolunderground.com! V.I. Pimpin also charted on S.U.R.E. Record Pool’s Hot Off The Press Chart as the No. 1 new single in April, 2006. The remix of V.I. Pimpin features Gotti from Cash Money Records and PowerSource label-mate, Kalako. “Trademark” will also feature tracks produced by E-Hustle and Liptunes Music Productions front man, Malik Williams, who has worked with mega-stars Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Jordan Knight, and others. Not willing to settle for anything less, expect to see Ricko and hear his exclusive style everywhere as he blazes up the industry with his trademark sound! Soon everyone will see why Ricko is the No. 1 Draft Pick!

For more information on Ricko, contact PowerSource Entertainment, Inc. at 770.469.0802 telephone, 770.469.9868 facsimile, or tmgraham@mindspring.com. Visit Ricko at www.powersource-ent.com or www.myspace.com/psericko. To get Ricko ringtones for your cell phone, visit www.jivjiv.com/powersource.

Discography

"V. I. Pimpin" Maxi-Single, March, 2006
"Trademark" Debut Album, February, 2007
Current radio single, "V. I. Pimpin"

Set List

8-minute blazin' show featuring the hits, "I Love Bein From Da Souf", "Walkin' Shoez" and "V.I. Pimpin"