After turning heads with the AR-AB assisted track, “Hold Me Down” and the feel-good summer acclamation, “Good Mood” featuring Glasses Malone, Ricky Rude is quickly becoming known as hip-hop’s ‘problem child.’ For that reason it’s fitting that his latest single personifies this moniker. Featuring a stellar verse from Drag-On of the legendary Ruff Ryders crew, “Problem Child” is an ode to Ricky’s various influences, ranging from the Notorious B.I.G., to illicit substance, to the almighty dollar. Over an intense beat produced by Brainwave, Ricky and Drag-On trade compellingly aggressive verses, that will soon be accompanied by a cinematic music video directed by Joe Green Films.
For those who aren’t up-to-speed, Ricky Rude is a Southern New Jersey lyricist whose style is as eclectic as his musical influences, which range from The Fugees to Nirvana. Ricky has spent his adolescence developing a buzz within the industry, transplanting himself in the inner-city of Compton, California, where he formed bonds with several West Coast artists. After years of relentless grinding, Ricky found himself back on the east coast where he is currently putting the finishing touches on his mixtape, “The Unprofessional Professional.” “Problem Child” is slated to appear on Ricky’s forthcoming album, “No Guts, No Glory,” which will feature guest appearances from from Scarface, AR-AB, Apollo The Great, Liz Rodriguez, and production from Cardiak and Cool & Dre.
“Problem Child” will be available on iTunes on July 16th.
Listen: Ricky Rude-Problem Child (ft. Drag-On)