Ricky Rude
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Ricky Rude

Washington, Washington DC, United States

Washington, Washington DC, United States
Band Hip Hop Rock


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"Ricky Rude Wins This Week’s Freshmen"

A lot of support for Ricky Rude and Vic Mensa in the polls this week with Ricky Rude coming out on top in the end. The New Jersey emcee’s video for “Glory” will be added into full rotation next week. His debut LP No Guts, No Glory was released just last month and is available on iTunes. Thanks to all the bands and fans this week. - MTVu


No Guts, No Glory

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After releasing singles featuring rap icons such as Scarface and Trina, winning mtvUs weekly Freshmen contest in October, and being interviewed by DJ Kay Slay on SiriusXMs Shade45 radio, hip-hop emcee Ricky Rude can no longer be considered South Jerseys best-kept secret.
Recognized for approaching hip-hop with a uniquely punk rock attitude, Rickys momentum has begun to build from a regional to a national level. A true renaissance man, Ricky has also graced the big screen with acting roles in two films, Running On Empty and Hallows Eve.

Following a series of underground mixtapes and singles, Ricky dropped his debut album No Guts, No Glory on October 1, 2013 on Bright Boys Entertainment. The project showcases a bright new talent-a lyricist with clever wordplay, catchy one-liners, and a knack for putting harrowing revelations of a rebellious twentysomething from New Jersey to music.

Guests on No Guts, No Glory include the aforementioned Scarface and Trina, as well as former Ruff Ryders artist Drag-On. Production is shared by a list of notables, including the grammy-nominated Cardiak and platinum-selling Sarom.
No Guts, No Glory is brutally honest, which Ricky says is a vital component of his music. People relate to honesty, explains Ricky, because its through lyrics that fans recognize flaws in themselves.

Illustrious Miami rapper, Trina, joins Ricky Rude on the albums first single, "Stripper Ass, Model Face". The song showcases playfully risqu verses from both artists and an unforgettable chant-along hook thats sure to turn heads. The single is to be accompanied by a steamy video, which exhibits Ricky and Trina getting intimate with each other. Perhaps too intimate, however. Photos from the video shoot have already sparked controversy and speculation among urban gossip columnists regarding the details of the two artists relationship.

Scarface makes an appearance on the old school jam, So Immature", which features the two emcees trading stories of love, heartbreak, and addiction. Scarface is a hip-hop icon, explains Ricky, who said a mutual friend introduced them, so to work with him was an honor.

Born and raised in South Jersey, Ricky spent his youth driving his parents and teachers crazy. After being arrested twice the week of his high school graduationa ceremony that his family members, doubting his ability to graduate, did not attendRicky found within himself a new determination to pursue his dream of making music and making his life significant.

In 2012, Ricky decided to leave Jersey for sunny Southern California, where he quickly immersed himself in the local music scene-forming valuable relationships with rappers such as Compton Menace, Glasses Malone, and super producer and Dr Dre protg DJ Khalil.

Since returning to the East Coast earlier this year, Ricky has remained in South Jersey, where he has continued to hone his songwriting, which focuses on passion, truth to life, and enjoying himself in a manner that speaks equally to the hood as it does to the burbs.

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