Pretty Ricky

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

Miami, USA-based rap/R&B quartet formed in 1997 by Spectacular (Blue Smith, 7 September 1986, USA), Baby Blue (b. Diamond Blue Smith, 13 August 1984, USA), Slick ’Em (b. Corey Lamar Mathis, 3 June 1985, USA) and Pleasure (b. Marcus Ramone Cooper, 27 December 1984, USA). The quartet all have the same father Joe ‘Blue’ Smith, an entrepreneur who launched their career as pre-teen dancers for an older brother, originally going out under the name Prettie Rickie And The Maverix. After their brother departed the scene the quartet began performing in their own right. They hooked up with producer Jim Jonsin to begin recording, forging a salacious rap/R&B mix to match their over-the-top stage style and fashion. Spectacular, Baby Blue and Slick ’Em provide the rapping with Pleasure acting as the sole vocalist. Released in 2002, the single ‘Flossin’’ made a significant impact on Miami radio and helped the crew’s local reputation...

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