On the heels of the viral sensation, “Hold Me Down,” Ricky Rude has once again teamed up with Philly’s most notorious hustler, AR-AB, for the melodic jam, “Friday The 13th,” which can be found on Ricky’s recently released mixtape, “The Unprofessional Professional.” Ricky sprints through the track, proving it’s his “season to ball” before AR grabs the mic to close out the track. AR has long endorsed Ricky for his tenacity and work ethic. The music video for “Friday The 13th,” which was filmed before AR-AB’s recent incarceration, features performances by Ricky and AR complimented by fast-moving and exciting cinematography.
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, especially after transplanting himself to the inner-city of Compton, California, where he formed bonds with several West Coast artists. Following years of relentless grinding, Ricky found himself back on the East Coast where he is currently putting the finishing touches on his début album, “No Guts, No Glory.” The album will feature guest appearances from Scarface, AR-AB, Apollo The Great, Liz Rodriguez, and production from Cardiak and Cool & Dre.
Leading up to his début studio album, Ricky has released an expansive mixtape, “The Unprofessional Professional,” to show just how many tricks he’s got up his sleeve and give his fans a taste of what’s in store for the future. Moving with great ease between hard-hitting bangers (“Hold Me Down”, “Friday the 13th”), playful ditties (“seXXX”, “She Wants My D!#k”), stoner anthems (“Amanda Bynes”, “A Whole Bowl”) and uptempo radio jams (“Moon & Stars”, “Journey”), Ricky brings his unique Jersey flavor to every track.
The mixtape is hosted by DJ Alamo and includes features from hip-hop heavyweights such as AR-AB, Drag-On, Glasses Malone, and Compton Menace, as well as production from Cool & Dre, Cardiak, the Futuristiks, Brainwave and many more.