Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Riko aka Youngin is a record producer. He has found a love for many genres of music, particularly hip hop, pop, gospel and R&B.
Riko was born in Temple, Texas, and is the son of a preacher who ensured he had a strong gospel upbringing. In the church is where Riko aspired to play the drums and piano, thus birthing the beginning of musical genius. He eventually moved his dream to Atlanta, Georgia.

Even though he is just barely over the two-decade mark, this young music master mind is Helium 4’s number one supplier for its arsenal of beats. “The most fulfilling thing in this industry can be the marriage of a dope producer and melodic hooks,” states Riko who began rapping and singing at a very young age. However, he has since briefly taken a step away from the hype and frenzy to focus on production. The budding producer teamed up with Helium 4 CEO, Kofi, earlier this year and was hurriedly brought on as Helium’s in-house producer.
As a producer Riko has a nice way of cooking up feel good summer jam type tunes whether it is the family bar-b-que or something to get the southern swagger right in an ATL nightclub.
Riko stays busy on his Triton Studio that he affectionately says is his “baby” is crafting beats for R&B artist Promise, and rapper June Bug, who both are prepping their independent releases with their labels. But the musician, composer, and arranger is not one to just be satisfied with being confined to the linear notes of a pop music LP. So Riko challenges himself to compose the soundtrack of today’s music and create monumental scores and theatrical masterpieces.

When he’s not in the studio, doing promo or being a typical 20 year old, Riko is an in-demand drummer and songwriter. He is currently working with Promise on his debut studio album due out early 2010.