Being a visionary isn't something that can be obtained; it’s something that you are born with. Born and raised in Anniston, Alabama; Ricko AK started writing music when he was 16 years old and quickly developed a fan base that motivated him to pursue his passion for music. With the love and hustle of the music business; Ricko AK uprooted and established himself in Atlanta. It didn’t take long to realize that Ricko AK was no ordinary rapper; he stands on a firm foundation of truth and integrity. As an artist, he knows the struggles that come with the pursuit of success and that has fueled this culture of creativity and leadership within himself and it impacts all those in his presence.
Ricko AK is known for delivering southern -laden street anthems, and these beautifully narrated storytelling rhymes over classically unique beats and instrumentals. His ability of having this diversified approach to every song he creates but still maintains a signature melodic flow that is unique only to him is why his music makes such a definitive impact. This has solidified him as a lyrical force to be reckoned with.
Constantly raising the benchmark for himself and setting a standard in hip-hop; rapper/songwriter Ricko AK has crafted his own niche in “the industry”. The constant progression in his music career has crowned him (rightfully so) Alabama King, he is CEO of the ever-growing Lavish Lyfe brand which includes indie record label Lavish Lyfe Music Group (LLMG), Lavish Lyfe Publishing, and Lavish Lyfe Designs. He is also co-founder of the Atlanta collective The Winner Circle.
The Alabama King is hard at work on the next phase of his career. The XI mixtape is the first project to come under the newly re-emerged Lavish Lyfe Music Group (LLMG). Its leading track “Capeesh”, gives you a snippet of what is to come from the re-energized and empowered artist. Ricko AK is re-emerging with a powerful creative growth that definitely will garner universal attention and timeless music.
The XI Mixtape will be the newest addition to AK’s (already impressive) music catalog that includes his 2007 debut solo project Trademark. The leading single on Trademark, “V.I. Pimpin Remix” featuring Gotti and Kalako landed in the Top 20 on seven different radio stations in Canada. It also charted on New York’s S.U.R.E. Record Pool’s Hot off the Press” Chart as the No. 1 new single. The 2006 pre-release of the single went on to win Best Bass in Hip Hop as well as other awards. Made in Alabama set the precedent of his legacy of creating classic mixtapes. I Am The Anedote; Chapters 1-7 arrived in late 2007. Ricko AK was featured on the Raw Report: Volume 5, as well as Street and Sheets Volumes 1-3. AK also authored the introductory song “I Love 107.9” for Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 DJ Redd Dredd. His single “I Love Being From Da Souf” featured on DJ Emperor Searcy’s (BME/Hot 107.9) Mix CD. “Bring Another Bottle” was featured on DJ Green Lantern’s Myspace Invasion 5 and Ricko had the opportunity to work with multi-Grammy winning producer Deezle. Ricko also co-hosted a television show Mixtape-TV in which he interviewed some of hip-hop’s royalty such as DJ Khaled, Lil Boosie, Ace Hood, and Trina. The show aired in multiple cities in Alabama and Georgia.
In 2010 Ricko AK started what would turn into a three part series mixtape entitled Warning Shotz. He launched his indie record label Lavish Lyfe Music Group (LLMG) and filmed 5 Mics the Cypher DVD. In 2011 Ricko AK extended the Warning Shotz series with Warning Shotz 4: AK’z Revenge in which he teamed up with producer Luney Tunez to create street anthem “Think Again” and he penned the classic hit “Good Nite” produced by Mo Digi. Keeping the 2011 momentum going; Ricko AK was nominated as Most Slept On Artist of 2011 at the Maxximum Alabama Music Awards. His song “At the Court” received placement on the highly esteemed documentary Push that was shown at the Boston Independent Film Festival and on the ESPN Classic channel. He also made an appearance on BET’s hit television show The Game.
Ricko AK/Alabama King is pure talent, a progressive movement; artistic success. With every song he paints a picture that takes you deeper into his world and into his journey of super stardom.
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