Pretty Ricky is a famous American R&B/hip hop group from Miami, Florida. They are also known as Pretty Rickie and The Maverix. The group consists of four members: lead singer/songwriter Spectacular Blue Smith, his brothers Baby Blue who is the group’s rapper, and Pleasure P, who is the group’s R&B singer. Pretty Ricky has released four studio albums, one mixtape, and nineteen singles. The group’s debut album, Bluestar, was released in 2005. The album peaked at number thirty-six on the Billboard 200 and number two on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Over the years, the group has had several hit songs, and we will discuss the top 10.
10. Get a Little Closer (2005)
This sultry ballad was the lead single from Bluestars and became Pretty Ricky’s first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at 38. The song is about a man trying to get close to a woman he’s attracted to. The lyrics are pretty raunchy, but that’s what Pretty Ricky is known for. The song describes how the man will please the woman all night long.
9. Love Like Honey (2007)
“Love Like Honey” is a feel-good song by American R&B/hip hop group Pretty Ricky. The song was written and produced by Jim Jonsin and was released as the second single from their album Late Night Special (2007). The song peaked at number thirty-six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has a positive message about love and was praised by music critics. It is about a man in love with a woman and compares her to honey. It says how nothing is better than being in love with her.
8. Shorty Be Mine (2005)
Shorty Be Mine is the fifth single from Pretty Ricky’s debut album, Bluestars. The song peaked at number eighty on the Billboard Hot 100 and thirty on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song is about a guy trying to get the attention of a girl he likes. It says how the guy will do anything to make her his. The song is a very upbeat track and will get you dancing. Remember the song next time you’re at a party.
7. Body (2020)
Pretty Ricky is back with a new album, and “Body” is one of the standout tracks. It’s a sensual slow jam that features some great vocal performances from all four group members. The production is top-notch, and the song has a great groove that will keep you coming back for more. The song describes the allure of a physically attractive person, and it’s sure to get you in the mood. If you’re looking for some sexy R&B, this is the song.
6. Juicy (2005)
Pretty Ricky’s second album, Bluestars, produced this gem of a track featuring the late Static Major. The song is an ode to a woman with some “juicy” assets, and Pretty Ricky does not shy away from describing them in detail. It describes the type of woman who is confident in her skin and knows how to work her body. The song was a significant hit, reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s the song you want to play when you’re in the mood for some grown and sexy R&B.
5. Push It Baby (2006)
“Push It Baby” features the beautiful vocals of Sean Paul and was written by group member Spectacular, and produced by Jazze Pha. The song was released as the second single from their second album, Late Night Special (2007). It peaked at number one hundred and nine on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is about a man who is trying to get with a woman. He tells her to “push it baby” so he can see what she’s working with. The song has a very catchy hook and will get you moving.
4. Nothing but a Number (2005)
“Nothing but a Number” is a song recorded by the American R&B group Pretty Ricky. It was written by the group and produced by J. Long for their second studio album, Bluestars (2005). The track was released as the album’s third single in early 2006. It peaked at number sixty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song’s lyrics revolve around a man in a committed relationship with a woman attracted to another woman. He tries to convince himself that he is not a cheater and that his feelings for the other woman are nothing but physical attraction.
3. On the Hotline – Amended Version (2007)
On the Hotline is the third single from Pretty Ricky’s second album, Late Night Special. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest-charting single until 2009’s “Bed” reached number one. The song is about a man trying to get a woman’s attention by calling her on the telephone. The song was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of AllMusic called the song a “smooth, slinky number” and praised the group’s vocals. Larry Flick of Billboard magazine described the song as a “sultry, slow jam.”
2. Your Body (2005)
Pretty Ricky’s most significant crossover hit, “Your Body,” spent 12 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is certified 4x platinum by the RIAA. It is about a man who is not satisfied with just one woman and wants multiple partners. Ricky talks about his “harem” of women and how they keep his body “in shape.” The song was produced by Jim Jonsin and featured a sample of Grover Washington Jr.’s song “Just the Two of Us.”
1. Grind With Me
The song was the group’s debut single and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was inspired by a true story about one of the group’s members being caught being intimate with another man’s girlfriend. It describes the events of the night leading up to the tryst and Ricky’s subsequent anxiety over being caught.
Pretty Ricky has had many hits over the years, but these are the ones that stand out the most. Whether it’s their biggest hit, “Grind With Me,” or their more sexually explicit songs, Pretty Ricky knows how to make a catchy tune that will get stuck in your head. Check the pieces out for yourself and see what the fuss is about.