P. Rico is the drill sergeant of the JoJo World movement.
Summer 2013 belonged to P. Rico hands down. The Bricksquad rapper was dubbed “Mr. Hang Wit Me” after his viral hit track took over the streets and the clubs.
But Rico’s career shouldn’t be based solely upon the DDJT Beats-produced track.
Hosted by DJ Slugo and Trap-A-Holics, Rico’s solo debut mixtape “Welcome To Puerto Rico” solidifies Rico as more than a one-hit artist.
This revelation was witnessed much earlier than Aug. 28, the project’s release date.
Rico made noise in the underground rap scene after releasing a consisted stream of music and succeeding in producing hits with each release.
The marketing strategy was effective as fans simply wanted more of the young dread head.
Rico begins the mixtape bringing the listener into his world with the opening track “Welcome To Puerto Rico,” but not without paying homage to slain comrades Aiki Muhammad and Joseph “Lil’ JoJo” Coleman.
“I do this s--- for Aiki and my broski JoJo/We all about that bag, we need the f*cking pesos/My ni**as with s---- and everybody say so/So if we catch a opp, he better duck or get low/What’s wrong with ni**a, I think he weirdo,” Rico raps.
Rico continues the tour of his project with the 2 Deezy-produced track “ALOT.”
“ALOT” is all a rap track should be- fire beat, hot bars, and a dab of controversy.
Rico hit fellow Chi Town rapper Chief Keef with a subtle jab, rapping, “How you claiming O’ Block when they told you to stop?”
Many of Rico’s earliest fans first caught wind of the Englewood rapper’s talent in the Smylez-produced song “No Lackin,” which features fellow Bricksquad rapper Lil’ Mister.
Rico and Lil’ Mister purport to have coined the song’s title “No Lackin,” a phrase meaning to not to be caught without one’s weapon.
P. Rico offers a little something for his damsels in distress with the Fya Starter-produced track “Protect You,” rapping, “You gotta problem, handle that/I’m no lackin with the mac/Shawty know I’m doing racks/Shawty riding around the city with her head up in my lap/Shawty know I’m team no lackin, wo she feel protect.
P. Rico linked with Lil’ Mister once again in the underground drill hit “Little Friend.”
P. Rico and Lil’ Mister are on point in the “Scarface” Tony Montana-inspired track. The Fly Ty filmed visual really captures the intensity of this record.
P. Rico’s music career reached new heights after collaborating with fellow Chi Town rapper Bo Deal and Bricksquad Monopoly rapper Waka Flocka in songs “We Don’t Run From Drama” and “Heaters Go.”
P. Rico rallied the troops and went straight to the battlefield with the song “Gladiators.”
Rico’s battle cry included the lyrics, “Off the s----, but I love dranking/Pistols get to poppin like we frying bacon/N---- dropping like roller skating/Put that beam on em, now he terminated/You got a pole, I’m not intimidated.”
It’s money over love for P. Rico.
It is this sentiment that certified P. Rico’s buzz surrounding the growing hit song “No Love.”
P. Rico linked with Smylez for the LND-produced track.
“I met her in the club shawty said wassup and she was kinda drunk, throwing money, don’t give a f*ck/And she say she in love/But I don’t fall in love/I just f*ck her in my tub/I’m the king, let out the rug/I do my thing, I keep a glock/I do this s--- a lot for fun,” P. Rico raps.
P. Rico’s uncanny knack to make a club record proves sky is the limit for his career. Rico’s name echoed amongst some of the gangster rap greats is a goal within reach.
With that said, it is time to stream “Welcome To Puerto Rico” and enjoy the tour.
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