When it comes to the love and passion of making music, Rico Real has been through the roughest weather, but still manages to stand tall. The Atlanta-based artist and producer’s interest in music came from family influences and hip-hop and R&B legends. Raised by a single hustling mother, he had a strong desire to piece together a master plan to become the bread-winner while dodging trouble in the streets. The name Rico Real was given to him by his homeboys who always said he and his music were blunt and real as can be, but he now says that the real part in his name is all about being himself and doing what has to be done to feed the family and survive and it gets no realer than that. He describes his style as a pot of gumbo because there’s something in it for everyone and you never know what you might get from his versatility. Along his journey, He started Realest Records and released his self-produced underground album Don’t Be Scared and a compilation called Dareala4treala and sold thousands in the streets out the trunk from being motivated by people like Master P, Ludacris, Outkast, and more. Moving forward and working with several major artists as a ghost producer, He was fortunate enough to produce and record with Atlanta artist K. Camp and states that the experience was real motivating. His latest releases were the “Shut Up And Listen” and “The High Jack Hustle” Mixtapes. He created a huge buzz with his scorching single “The Downest” which hit radio throughout Georgia. Being an underground legend, his next move is always unpredictable and well anticipated.
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