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V. I. Pimpin

by Ricko

Down south kuntry slang wit a lil soul and a lot of passion.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. V. I. Pimpin'
4:08 $0.99
2. V. I. Pimpin' (Radio Edit)
4:06 $0.99
3. Slow Grind
3:29 $0.99
4. I'm Doin' Me (snippet)
1:32 $0.99
5. Walkin' Shoez
1:32 $0.99
6. Sumthin' Like A
1:32 $0.99
7. V. I. Pimpin' (instrumental)
2:20 $0.99
8. Slow Grind (instrumental)
3:28 $0.99
9. V. I. Pimpin' (acappella)
4:08 $0.99
10. Slow Grind (acappella)
3:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ricko is the Alabama born rapper who proclaims that his style is “down south kuntry slang wit a lil soul and a lot of passion.” Reppin’ the A.L. like no other rapper before him, Ricko has vowed to put Alabama on the hip-hop map. Rapping since the age of 16, Ricko has been influenced by hip-hop icons Outkast and DMX. His sound, however, is a distinctive style of his own which leaves a lasting impression incomparable to none.
A true hustla, Ricko started recording at age 18, and first received some college radio airplay with his independent single "Get That Paper" at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama while he was not even signed to a record label! A self-promoting machine, Ricko hustled his way into opening up for T.I., Jim Crowe and Free from 106 & Park in the Total U Tour. So far in 2006, Ricko has performed with Are You The Girl’s Oh So Crispie, S-Dub, Young Dro, and Gucci Mane.
Ricko is also a member of the Alabama group Dirty ALL-Starrz, which has a single “Shawty Drop” featured on The ILL Genius’ Compilation CD, "Tha 1st Block". The “Shawty Drop” ringtone is available at http://jivjiv.com/powersource. Ricko’s presence is heavily felt on Volumes 1 and 2 of the PowerSource Entertainment “Streets and Sheets” Mix CDs, which have been distributed along the east coast from New York to the ATL.
Now that Ricko has signed to Atlanta’s PowerSource Entertainment in December, 2005, he aims to conquer music first. Once he establishes himself as one of the next significant movements in the hip-hop game, Ricko plans to follow up his music with his clothing line, ALL-Starred UPTM, which is complete with ALL-Starred UPTM accessories.
“V.I. Pimpin” is the 1st single from Ricko’s forthcoming album, “Made in Alabama,” due to hit the streets and the stores late Summer, 2006. Ricko teamed up with the Dirty All-Starrz and Pretty Boy Floyd over an ILL Genius beat to create this new club anthem. “V.I. Pimpin" has already gotten rave reviews from DJs in the Southeast and East Coast, as well as DJ’s in Spain, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and other countries in Europe. V. I. Pimpin is anticipated as being one of the biggest hits of Summer ’06! Ricko’s V. I. Pimpin is currently in the Top 20 on 7 different radio stations in Canada as of May 1, 2006, and has already won Best Bass in Hip Hop for the week of Jan. 2, 2006. V. I. Pimpin was also in the Top 50 playlist on the rap station at American Idol Underground’s website in April, 2006 at www.idolunderground.com! V.I. Pimpin also charted on S.U.R.E. Record Pool’s Hot Off The Press Chart as the No. 1 new single in April, 2006. Not willing to settle for anything less, expect to see Ricko and hear his exclusive style everywhere as he blazes up the industry with his trademark sound! Soon everyone will see why Ricko is the #1 Draft Pick!

For more information on Ricko, contact PowerSource Entertainment, Inc. at 770.469.0802 telephone, 770.469.9868 facsimile, or tmgraham@mindspring.com. To get Ricko ringtones for your cell phone, visit www.jivjiv.com/powersource and www.isound.com.



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Hip Hip Lady

Ricko is Da Truth!!!
What iz dis? Ricko is da muthaf#%&in truth! Every song iz a headbanga! VIPimpin is blazin' hott! Slow Grind is supa sexy! And that dam I'm Doin Me and Walkin' Shoez are off da chain! Tight delivery, bangin beats, Ricko is the next big supastar reppin' Alabama in a BIG way. Do that dam thang, Ricko!


oh he's definately headed to the v.i.p.
roll tide roll......alabama has come alive....
yo great job on the music mane, i love the ideas
the tracks, the energy, the whole nine...let's
get this money......yeah shawty you can roll wit the click
cause we headed to the v.i.p

Tina Knowles

Finally, some hip-hop I can listen to that makes me want to dance instead of running for cover. Keep doing your thing, Ricko!


Only tru hustlers stay on their grind.This rapper stands far out from all these other "hustlers". There's a lot to be heard from Ricko, and it's evident in his music. Unlike the rest, he keeps it "real" and that is what's about to really set it off...There's a unique style in Ricko's music that's gonna set the stage for all these other rappers to keep it real and rap about something else othr than guns and killing...AND STILL MAKE HITS!!!! Now
that's pimpin'

brittany (ricko cousin)

glad you making it to the top!
to my cousin ricko i wish you the best of luck with your music career. there is no better way of telling you how much i love your music. i think its the best around town. but you know how these haters are once you get a little fame they want to take that away from you. but keep your head up! and remember one thang i love you cuzzin!! peace


Just remember one thing, I was with you since day 1! I have heard the worse and the best of you. I can honestly say that this is the best yet. You finally got a professional sound and have taken a lot of the feedback into mind. I'm happy for you and I only wish you the best. Keep up the good job! Hey, I wanna hear more of Maricus!!! I can't wait for the show next week.

Thomas Van Dyke

amazing release
this cd and the music on it is truly remarkable and is filled with energy and beats to have you jamming longer than ever. definitly some hard work and efforts went into putting together this cd and it will surely have you anticipating the next release of music from this artist and his crew. this cd is a must buy!


Hottest Cd in the SOUTH!!!
For this to be his 1st CD this dude is doing it BIG!!! If you need a cd to ride to this is the 1!!!! WHAT MORE CAN I SAY!!!


The VOICE that will bring Bama to the top of the rap game
Ricko is a real hustla that is truly hustling trying to make a name for himself in everyway possible and you can only respect that.Powersource has now given Ricko the oppurtunity to create that dirty south style of rap that I love and Ricko will soon be the NEW VOICE of BAMA


I think V.I. Pimpin is a taste of real music...
Not a lot of artist know what it means to bring real and raw talent. If you just listen to V.I. Pimpin you will hear the diversity in every song. Nothing sounds the same, and I think that is important in music. No one wants to hear what they have already heard and this cd is an example of real music.
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