Ricky Rick is a South African rapper, singer, producer, writer and composer. Born Rikhado Makhado, the accomplished producer has enjoyed major success with hits like “Nafukwa,” the OkMalumKoolKat-featuring “Amantombazane” and of course “Boss Sonke.” The tracks are taken off his debut album “Family Values.” Hype Magazine gave the 14-track album a 5/5 rating.
His chosen brand of music is a fusion of Kwaito and Hip Hop. “Boss Sonke” is a club-ready banger that is bound to set alight many a dance floor. Ricky Rick often features in fashion spreads for apparel giants Nike and has fashion houses calling on him to model their clothing. The rapper was called out as a copycat for the cover art of “Family Values.”
The cover shows Ricky Rick holding his son Malik. Both are in jeans and topless. He was accused of copying rapper The Game, who also had a similar picture taken with his son a few years ago. Ricky Rick responded by saying: “If it looks like The Game I’m not embarrassed by that…you have not learned to embrace Hip Hop as culture of influencers.”
And you can’t argue with that last part. Hip Hop’s influence is far-reaching. The clothes, the music videos, the bragging, and even the album cover art. If it will make you sleep better at night, consider Ricky Rick’s cover art for “Family Values” as an ode instead of imitation.
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