When it comes to urban music, certain contributors to the culture are always mentioned. Rico Love is one of them. Love has written and produced hit records for Usher, Nelly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Fergie, Chris Brown and a staple of other Platinum selling artists. Now, Rico is beginning his new endeavor “Rico Love Presents” a series featuring projects he’s nurtured, produced, and artistically crafted from behind the board.
He’s committed to elevating his collaborative environment of the music making process. He’s now curating content under his Rico Love Imprint. He’s grabbing hold of undiscovered artists and talent by packaging and molding musicians under his creative vision. “Rico Love Presents” is sure to reshape the way recording artists are filtered throughout the industry, giving them a powerful voice and untapped platform. Rico has experienced his own Billboard success as a solo artist with, “They Don’t Know” a hit that charted to No. 4 on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop radio. His background ensures each project under “Rico Love Presents” will garner attention as well as anticipation and success. Additionally, he’s still reigning on Spotify with over 500K monthly listeners.
The first installment of “Rico Love Presents” features the video “Do Good” starring the emerging artist TXS. The song was written by Rico Love and co-produced by Danja.
The video treatment was written by Rico and directed by the talented Parris Stewart. In essence, this is true R&B, not straying from Love’s level of hit-making.
Watch “Do Good” above. Follow Rico Love on Twitter: @IamRicoLove
60 East team up with producer Ariano for the first single “The Light”, which is off their upcoming collaborative EP “Circles”. Over a laid-back, somber backdrop, 60 East spins a tale filled with pain and longing, of being in a relationship with someone trapped by addiction. His verses are raw and unfiltered, complimented by Ariano’s pleading hook “A lot of people used and abused you, but all you ever wanted was the light.“
“The Light” is the lead single off of the Circles EP by 60 East and Ariano. Produced by Ariano
He talks to us about his new mixtape, Singled Out, and all of the work he has been putting in for the past several years. That plus, DJ Chase March spins some great new music and old school classics.
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Evidence – To Make a Long Story Longer John Jiggs & Rockwelz – Self-Made Awaxx of The Rhymthm Writers – Drifting Cquel – King N.B.S. – Nile River Grand Analog – Quiet Life Swamp Thing – 4 5 6 7 K.Gaines – Opulence MLNY – Guilty MLNY ft Spesh K – Prideless MLNY – Elementary Lola – In My Zone The IMF – Golden The Library Steps ft Thesis Sahib – To Friend Too Fortunate Dirt Disciples – It Ain’t Hard to Tell (DJ Concept Remix) A Tribe Called Quest – Lost Somebody EPMD ft M.O.P. – The Symphony Pt 1 2Pac – R U Still Down Das Efx – Baknaffek Grand Puba – I Like It Jay-Z – Can’t Knock the Hustle Naughty By Nature – Guard Your Grill (Smooth Mix) Left Land Didon – Jimmy Jump / Eight Ball Phonte – Expensive Genes Polodore ft Nieve – Never Defeated
Midwest Hip-Hop artist Stetsen is back with a brand new visual for his single entitled; “For Tha Love”. This song is a story about overcoming obstacles & finding your true purpose in life. Over this cinematic style production, Stetsen delivers real life content detailing the struggles he faced growing up, & the sacrifices that are necessary to become successful. Stay Tuned for more of Stetsen in 2018!