#MyCityREMIX @RIZZO214, J.R, RICOCHET, ACE BOOGIE B, T- MACK, (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) |
Rickey Watkins II, also known by his stage name “Rizzo”, was born in Dallas, Texas on April 7, 1989. As an adolescent, Rickey stayed plugged in to the music scene but had dreams of being a professional basketball player. At the age of 15 those dreams were shattered by a
career ending injury. While trying to find a way to accept what had became reality, Rickey’s attention was drilling deeper into the music. He was not only listening, but was creating his own lyrics and concepts which would later come in handy. Shortly after, Rickey began his rap career under the name “Rizzo”. In early 2008, he started working with local producer Fabian of Strange World Productions, local rapper “Mike B” of Shiest House Records & more recently with Big J, CEO of Shiest House Records. Working with Fabian, Rizzo began developing his own style as a rapper. After his departure he later networked with Mike B and his potential was quickly recognized and Rizzo was offered to join his team, Clientele Ent. Several months past and due to personal issues Rizzo soon divided from Clientele Ent. In 2009, Big J also saw the potential in Rizzo and offered to bring him in as his personal protege. Rizzo started off promoting for both Shiest House Records and local magazine Block2Block, but in mid 2010 he decided to build his own brand, GreenGrass Ent. Hitting the online trend heavy, he began releasing freestyles via social networks, creating a local buzz and a demand for his new and original Texas sound. Rizzo recently linked up with artist/producer/engineer Christyle (C. Wade) from Houston TX, and quickly began working on his first official mixtape entitled “Welcome to the Sunny South”.
Shortly after the release of his 1st mixtape Rizzo went on to complete 2 more entitled “The Portfolio” and “Reloaded”. Throughout the entire process of these 2 mixtapes Rizzo explains that at this point in his music career “I’m just trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t”. After the completion Rizzo announces his 4th mixtape “Ambition”. With this mixtape Rizzo has finally begun to find his balance and what works with his fans.
Later on Rizzo announces his official website www.rizzoconnect.com along side the release of a 5th mixtape but, this time around it is a collaboration mixtape with fellow Dallas Rapper J.R of 4 Leaf Entertainment. The mixtape entitled “2 Kingz” is released on rizzoconnect.com and also via Datpiff. After receiving so much positive feedback the two release visuals for a few tracks and Rizzo preps his official project.
In 2013 Rizzo released his Official project “Exile”, an EP. Exile is available via iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and everywhere digitally. The project features all singles, “My City”, “To The Crib”, “2 Cups”, and “My City” (REMIX).
Upcoming projects from Rizzo include “2 Kingz” 1.5 (collab mixtape), and “Invader Zo” (solo project). Also Rizzo will be releasing a visual for the “My City” REMIX very soon!!!!
Rizzo has made the Top 50 indie Artist mixtape on coast2coast mixtapes and has been featured on numerous mixtapes globally via his single “My City
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