It takes a certain type of individual to stand the test of time, overcome the pitfalls of the game and still manage to ride the turbulence. When he was introduced to us about 10 years ago as a the 1st rapper under Ushers record label, few took notice of the new comer’s great potential. Unfortunately, it was only a matter of time before he would find himself right back where he started when the company would be dissolved following some internal issues.
Rico would then relocate to LA where he took on a job as a song writer/producer for various artists including Destiny’s Child Michele Williams. One thing led to another and Michele played her album for fellow group member Beyonce, who immediately asked for Rico’s contribution to her Grammy Winning “I Am… Sasha Fierce”. He would later reconnect with his old friend/mentor Usher to write and produce for the classic “Confessions” & “Raymond v. Raymond” and the wheels haven’t stopped turning since.
He has since managed to start his own label Division 1, currently distributed by Interscope with a roster including the likes of former Rocafella artist Young Chris as well as songstress Tiara Thomas. He has worked with the likes of Jim Jonsin, Nelly, Usher, T.I.,Kelly Rowland and more, writing and producing monster records for various industry elites.
Following the recent success of his single “They Don’t Know”, Rico Love has followed up with the Mixtape “El Presidente” which was well received by fans and critics alike. Armed with the vocal capabilities as well as the rhyme skills “El Presidente” showcases his range as well as his direction as a solo artist.