Pretty Ricky

Biography

Even their name is unique.
But that's not the only thing that sets Pretty Ricky apart from the rest of the pack.

From their configuration - one singer and three rappers - to their image - handsome, young and sexy - Pretty Ricky has been in a league all its own since they first hit the scene in 2005 with "Grind With Me," the smash single from their platinum debut CD, "Bluestars." Says member and resident producer Diamond Blue Smith, "In a time where record labels are generically making bands on reality shows, Pretty Ricky is the last of a dying breed." With a sound that is one part hip hop, one part R&B, Pretty Ricky practically invented and single-handedly mastered the art of combining melodies, harmonies and dope raps. They took their signature sound and injected it into a predominantly hip-hop marketplace during a time when crunk music ruled the airwaves. The result was the birth of an exciting twist on both genres that would be imitated - but never duplicated - by their successors. Adoration for Pretty Ricky caught on early. Their debut CD spawned two of their three top ten hits and set the stage for their sophomore CD "Late Night Special," which topped the charts and owned the number one spot for five consecutive weeks. Pretty Ricky mania erupted as reports of fanatical fans fainting at concerts and standing in interminable lines at record stores ran rampant. Atlantic Records COO Craig Kallman likened it to Beatle-mania.

As a group, Pretty Ricky is known for their sexy, sensual (borderline raunchy) music and stage shows. But there's much more to these Miami natives, known individually as Diamond, Spectacular, Lingerie and Slick'em, than meets the eye. It's safe to say these guys really do mean business. Julie Greenwald, president of Atlantic Records, once proclaimed, "Diamond Blue is the new Puffy in the making." (Diddy himself referred to the band as "the new Jodeci.")

These music impresarios know that Pretty Ricky have all the traits that superstars are made of: business sense, vocal innovation, showmanship and, of course, dynamic personalities. Says Diamond, "The various personalities of each individual member is what gives the band diversity. Spectacular brings the sex-appeal, Slickadelaphante brings out the wild and crazy side of the band, Lingerie provides the charismatic, R&B, sultry side and I'm the business man; collectively, We are the Kings of the Bedroom!"
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Pretty Ricky 21 Days Of 4Play [Day 10]

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Pretty Ricky, On The Hotline, Video Stream

5th March 2007 -

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Pretty Ricky On The Hotline Video Pleasure, Slick 'Em, Baby Blue, and Spectacular, the brothers who make up Pretty Ricky are back with a their sexy new single, 'On The Hotline'. Set for release...

Pretty Ricky, Featurette

15th February 2007 -

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Pretty Ricky Featurette Not since the '70s heyday of The Jackson 5, and the more recent '90s frenzy of *NSYNC, has a young act stirred crowds to such a feverish pitch, creating mass hysteria wherever...

Pretty Ricky, Your Body, Video Stream

7th February 2006 -

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Pretty RickyYour BodyFebruary 13th, 2006Pretty Ricky return to the arena armed with their explosive new single, 'Your Body' set for release on February 13th, 2006 through Atlantic Records. The fantastic new single,...

Pretty Ricky - Your Body

31st January 2006 -

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Pretty Ricky Your Body Single ReviewAfter their sexually induced debut single, Pretty Ricky follow-up with the same agenda, ladies, 'Your Body', sounding like an urban New Kids on the Block fills the track with smooth...

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For yall info who ever had put that sh** out their talking about Pretty Ricky is goin 2 break ^ well they not they said it 4 thereshelf so before yall put dumb sh** out there about Pretty Ricky kno wat ur talkin about!

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