Skip to main content

Ricko AK is #Flyah





Biography

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.

DOWNLOAD
Youtube Promo Commercial: https://youtu.be/jjN-gRI5Acc





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Michelle Rose Exclusive Interview

  Q:  What's it like growing up in Mpls?   Does the city have interesting stories about Prince?     A:  I only lived in Minneapolis until I was three, but I have fond memories of it.  Even now that I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, I still feel like I'm a part of Minneapolis.  I think a lot of Minnesotans have "Minneapolis Pride", even if they don't live in Minneapolis.  Minneapolis has so many fun things to see and do, and the arts are very important here, with so many theaters and live shows.     Prince put us on the map for music.  I hear Prince stories everywhere I go in Minnesota.  I've met so many people who were associated with Prince, including one of his dancers, and even a former Paisley Park employee working as a cashier at the local grocery store, so I've heard many Prince stories.  I wish I could've been a Chanhassen resident when Prince was still alive, because I know that many Chanhassen residents saw him casually riding his bike around

The Losers Club Releases A New Pop Punk Single And Video

  The Losers Club Releases A New Pop Punk Single And Video Denver based pop punk band The Losers Club has a single release that gets you caught up in its pure rock energy! The song is called "Freak Like Me" and it provides quite an up swing and extremely fun punk sound.  The song has a great video and it's one of the best ways to dig into this single.  What's "Freak Like Me" about? It may be more relatable than you think. Here is what the band says. "Well 'Freak Like Me' is about being really in your own head all the time and feeling stuck. But realizing you're not totally alone and there's a lot of other broken freaks out there who are going through the same thing. " - The Losers Club   Check out "Freak Like Me" along with more from The Losers Club on their  Spotify .  Watch the video  HERE .                                             Website TikTok Instagram YouTube

Planet Of Rhythm Exclusive interview

  GCoulda you tell us what it's like being from L.A.?   LA is a great city for music, like any other large city.   Of course the downsides are things like traffic etc. but it is a wonderful place to create music, to hear music and experience great performances. Could you name the members in Planet of Rhythm and the roles they play? Doug Hafford (me): songwriter, singer, guitar Greg Thomas: Producer Rhythm Guitar, Bass, backup vocals Chad McKinsey: Producer, Drums, Guitar, backup vocals Juliet Roberts: Lead and backup vocals (what a talent she is) Elliott Jason: Lead Guitars Jorge Orellana:  Bass, Sax    Who inspired you guys to make electric blues rock music; is it something you guys just have in common?   The music comes from our love of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s style rockers.   Of course much of that was inspired by earlier artists such as Robert Johnson, or Howlin’ Wolf etc.  We love the simplicity mixed with great musical performances, overdriven guitars and a strong driving bea