Rico Paysos
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Rico Paysos

Hempstead, New York, United States | SELF

Hempstead, New York, United States | SELF
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Rico Paysos- "Diary of a Microphone Fiend" (2010)
Rico Paysos- "Lawd of the Swerve" (2012)
4daLuvOfMoney (Rico Paysos & Ziggy Illfame)- "Money Never Sleeps" (2013)



Rico Paysos,(Ascap) an American Song Writer, Producer and Recording Artist. Born in the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, & raised in Long Island, whose hip hop legacy is a long list of who’s who in the history of Rap. He has been making tremendous waves in one of the toughest markets in the world, New York. Another fish in a sea oversaturated by aspiring artist, Hip Hop. In a business that has been taken over by corruption and money, talent is low on the list of things a new Hip Hop needs to succeed. Rico, a student of the street and a scholar of the book, he learned the only way to be successful in the hip hop industry is the blend the two together like Hennessy and Hypnotic.

The Protégé’ of Public Enemy, the love Rico has for the genre is unparallel. Rico Paysos attributes his song writing ability, and presence behind the microphone to the influences of Dj Johnny “Juice” Rosado & Chuck D. Rico Paysos was given his name because of his nationality and his hustler’s spirit to make a dollar. Rico began making music at the age of 14 under the tutelage of greatness, and has the drive to match the success of his mentors. Paysos has taken his fate into his own hands, a media/communications baccalaureate, he learned to become his on public relations, publicist, graphic designer, web designer, promoter, and public speaker, he is more than the average rapper. Rico used his skills to start 4daLuvOfMoney Inc. Multimedia Entertainment Company & 4daLuvOfMoney Inc. Music Publishing group (Ascap). Rico is a published song writer. No matter what the future holds, Rico is putting his feet in the wet cement, because he is here to stay whether its as a star or behind the scenes creating them.

Rico Paysos brings charisma, and a certain guaranteed excitement on every record. His presence in the recording booth and on stage is evident. Rico Paysos is a mixture of Easy E and Tupac, heavy west coast gangsta rap, Public Enemy hip hop roots, politics, and revolt with some of Plies and uncle Luke sexual prowess. His music is empowering, at the same time grimy, it is love and it is lust, it is the constant struggle between good and evil that we encounter everyday. Whether you are a Hip Hop head looking for heartfelt & passionate lyrics or you are the party animal that just wants to dance, Rico Paysos’ music catalog possesses both these qualities. Rico is a proven performer and has showcased his talents in fronts of thousands, as a supporting act for mainstream artist like Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz, Ray J, Pleasure P & Bobby V to name a few, and legends like Public Enemy and the Furious 5. He has performed up and down the east coast from GreekFest in Long Island to Blue & White Weekend in Florida. He has performed at nearly every premier nightclub in New York City over the last 3 years. Paysos has been featured on over 100 mixtapes by Dj’s all over the country, he has released several mixtapes as well. “Dopeboyfresh” hosted by Big Face Gary of State Property & Roc-a-fella records, “Swervy Derby” hosted by Dj Vlad(vladtv.com), “Sour D & Goose” hosted by DJ Envy (Power 105.1), “Sworn-In” hosted by Dj Whutevva(power 105.1) "Swervy Derby” had great success and moved over 43,000 units, “Sour D & Goose” with over 50,000 units both downloadable and physical copies. His current project Rico release a street album with DJ Vlad & Mo Money mixtapes of Arizona entitled “The Addiction: Diary of a Microphone Fiend". Distributed for retail on itunes, amazon, napster and more. It was also a featured mixtape on Datpiff.com. ” "The Addiction: Diary of a Microphone Fiend" hosted by DJ Vlad & Mo Money was featured & sponsored on Datpiff.com, Vladtv.com & Coast2Coastmixtapes where is gained over 50,000 downloads.

He has been featured on various online and print magazines, like the Source, Drahma, Rap Fanatic, Avenue Report, & over 100 blogs! Rico paysos has also gained more than 600,000 views and over 1 million plays on Myspace. Rico Paysos is fresh off trial beating a 3-9 on a robbery charge and is celebrating his freedom with much anticipated new music, he is regaining a hold on life after these struggles. Paysos was nominated for the 2010 Underground Music Awards "Artist to Watch." To add to his recent success Rico Paysos has been acknowledged by the President of the Dipset Freekey Zekey and Paysos is now aaffiliated with 730 Dips/Dipset.

Rico is working harder than ever to prove himself as an underground artist, with mainstream star power. Everyday is another episode in his E! True Hollywood Story and Vh1 Behind the Music. Overcoming the struggles and obstacles of everyday life while fighting tooth and nail for the recognition he deserves in the music industry.

Rico Paysos, “The Best Thing Since Free Air & Raw Sex”