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New Orleans, LA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

New Orleans, LA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop Spoken Word





R.I.K. VIITH Presents his second Volume of the ‘Elevated Ethics’ series of serving as an outlet to grow as an artist, unite as a culture, as well as showcase the art & talent within the city of New Orleans. This LP features artists such as Blaaq Infamy, Tabernacle DTA, C.I.T.Y. Chronicles, Freret, J.R. Mercury, Jazzy Chazzy, XXL & Production from King Zarus, Two Fold Junior, ModernDayJay, Andrew Lopez, Mastermind Beatz, and The Valedictorian. - The Source Magazine

"New Video: RIKVIITH – Halloween (Ft. @BlaaqInfamy & @TabernacleDT )"

As we await the release of R.I.K. VIIth’s next upcoming studio project “Elevated Ethics Vol. 2” The 28 year old New Orleans Native collaborates with New Orleans’ own Blaaq Infamy & Tabernacle DTA (NWS) & Producer TwoFoldJunior to give you all the first installment of the EEV2 series entitled “Halloween”. HALLOWEEN Visual Trailer shot by none other than Visionary Barnes of Ember Films ™. - MyHellofALife.com

"Righteous Israelite King & YpHoenxix – Righteous x King (EP)"

New Orleans emcee Righteous Israelite King teams up with YpHoenxix on his second official release. The EP titled RIGHTEOUS X KING EP, drives home a welcomed resurgence of genuine hip hop energy in our culture. It’s hard to imagine any further abandonment of hip hop’s true elements with artist like R.I.K. giving knowledge a cool rhythm, sharing not only pain but also wisdom. YpHoenxix‘s production perfectly amplifies R.I.K.’s messages with classic melodies, and tough enough percussion. If you support genuine hip hop check this one out for sure. - HipHopSince1987.com


New Orleans emcee R.I.K. gives us an exclusive cinematic visual with his single entitled “Listen” (produced by YPhoenxix) Directed by Kojo Films & 88 Films of New Orleans, La. Listen serves as the second installment of the upcoming collaborative EP between R.I.K. & YPhoenxix entitled #RighteousXKingEP - HoustonTRENDMag.com

"Watch New Orleans Emcee R.I.K.’s Video “Listen”"

Take a cinematic stroll through New Orleans with the visual for “Listen”, the newest single from New Orleans native R.I.K., produced by YPhoenixix. The track is to be featured on an upcoming collaborative EP from the two titled Righteous X King. - Dayandadream.com

"R.I.K. – 2 Fast (Prod. By YPhoenxix)"

Here we have the New Orleans native R.I.K. (Righteous Israelite King) with his latest single, 2 Fast. Produced by YPhoenxix, the track is pretty dope as R.I.K flows over the mellow beat and sample to capture the essence of time within the track. This is the first single of an upcoming collaboration project from the two called RighteousXKinGEP, which the release is still to be determined. Coolery! - TheWanderingAura.com

"MHOL Artist Spotlight: R.I.K. “Listen” Video (Dir.@Kojo_Films & @88Films)"

New Orleans rapper R.I.K. drops off his single entitled “Listen” (produced by YPhoenxix) and Directed by Kojo Films & 88 Films. Listen serves as the second installment of the upcoming collaborative EP between R.I.K. & YPhoenxix entitled #RighteousXKingEP - MyHellofALife.com


R.I.K. is trying to Master the Art of Timing by not moving “2Fast” in making decisions that could possibly affect his future by remaining patient, and knowing that everything will eventually come into fruition when the timing is right. R.I.K. touches upon a common yet captivating topic in the world over YPhoenxix’s swift production that displays an example of why rushing in making vast decisions in life & always seeming to be in a hurry is never a wise decision, because it has the potential to bring about regrets, betrays a lack of control over yourself, and most definitely over time. “2Fast” serves as the first installment of the highly anticipated EP from R.I.K. & YPhoenxix entitled#RighteousXKinGEP - Urban Steez Magazine


“Listen” serves as the second installment of the highly anticipated EP from R.I.K. & YPhoenxix entitled #RighteousXKinGEP - Diamondznwood.com

"(New Mixtape) R.I.K. – #ElevatedEthicsVol1"

New Orleans own Emcee R.I.K. releases his debut project entitled “Elevated Ethics Vol. 1” which serves as a prequel to his upcoming collaborative EP with producer YPhoenxix entitled “RighteousXKingEP” - ATLJukebox.com


Elevated Ethics Volume 1

Righteous X King EP
Elevated Ethics Volume 2 



R.I.K. (Righteous Israelite King) VIITH was born Joseph “R.I.K. VIITH” George, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming from a bloodline of musicians within his family such as his cousin, Legendary New Orleans  Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, R.I.K. has paved his own lane also as a Trumpet musician playing jazz, 2nd line brass music, and marching in every parade for Mardi Gras in the school's band since the 7th grade (2000) all the way up to high school at St Augustine High School as a senior, where he was impacted heavily as a Hurricane Katrina survivor and nearly lost everything he had in which he found music as his only escape out of his conditions only to be granted a scholarship unto college at Texas Southern University where he excelled and also pledged Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. In 2010, R.I.K. was granted the opportunity to record a few tracks by way of his childhood friend and fellow emcee David “KvngDavid” Baptiste, Jr. R.I.K. distributes a very diverse, yet versatile cadence that touches upon many contentious matters within the world, as well as enlightening people of situations he’s faced daily within his personal life. R.I.K. continues to strive in working towards perfecting his craft as a form of art, presented by his drive and passion for the art of music rather than just some method of trying to swiftly get rich. R.I.K. strongly believes in the power and influence that music possesses through spoken word, which is why he strives to produce music from personal life experiences throughout his journey that he hopes that people could relate to, feel in their hearts, or hopefully help and motivate others to get through their obstacles in life. R.I.K. takes pride in staying true to vision, as well as leading by example not only for his generation, but all generations continuing to push forward in taking his creativeness to greater heights, expressing his art, while defining his purpose, also in turn sharing it with the world to grow along with him.

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