Ricta

Ricta

 Coventry, England, GBR
BandHip HopR&B

Ricta's effortlessly capturing flows and lyricism, have firmly cemented him among the UK's lyrical elite, hard hitting boom bap beats over ridden with soul samples take Hip Hop from the 90's into 2012.

Biography

Getting his first taste of hip hop coming up as a DJ / Graffiti writer in the Stalingrad twinned Coventry City, UK. Ricta studied the local scene intently, originally starting out as a DJ his focus would eventually turn from DJ’ing to becoming an MC, since then he has been hard at work both on the live circuit and in the studio.

Bringing an array of both self and guest-produced tracks Ricta is set to prove that boom bap beats are here to stay, combined with his distinctive voice, intelligent lyrics and a vibe reminiscent to that of rap’s golden era a winning formula is undeniably here, forget gangsterism’s and forced punch lines this is straight up, no gimmicks Hip Hop.

Ricta also boasts a capturing live show and is often joined on stage by fellow label mate (Beat Back Records) and rapper Idyllic, over recent years they have performed alongside the likes of... KRS-ONE, Akala, Kano, Ugly Duckling, Tinie Tempah, Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Plan B, Blackalicious, Wiley, Jaguar Skills, Rodney P & Skitz, Example, Buggsy, The SnowGoons & Many More as well as performing at many of the UK’s top music festivals.

In 2009 he launched his own independent record label ‘Beat Back Records’ and secured sponsorship with the Midlands based music, arts and clothing collective ‘SIKA Studios’.

In April of 2010 Ricta released his first single ‘Rock Caps’ which was extremely well received and was consequently licensed for use on the BBC Television Programme ‘No Hats No Trainers’, as well as receiving much welcomed radio air-play. Followed by the release of the Expocate EP in July of the same year which features US rapper Rebel UN and Czech producer Drepo plans are already in motion for the next project which will include further international collaborations, this is only the beginning yet already Ricta has carved his own niche right into the side of the UK music.

Ricta is currently working on his first full-length LP 'Snacks & Deception' which is due for release in 2012 ! Confirmed features so far include Poland's finest producers 'THE RETURNERS', Germany's 'JUSOUL' + the legendary Juice Crew's very own 'CRAIG G', bay area veteran... Ugly Duckling's 'DIZZY DUSTIN', one of ShowOff Records best 'REKS' & of course holding the UK flag 'IDYLLIC' & 'GENESIS ELIJAH'. More details to come soon.

Discography

Ricta - Expocate (EP) 2010
Ricta - Snacks & Deception (LP) May 2012

Set List

Intro
More Than Music
Back Again
The Journey
About You
Rock Caps
*Freestyles / Crowd Grabs*
Psy
Sure Thing
Outro / Kela

This is just an example setlist we will adapt it depending on the amount of time we have.