Born and raised in Chicago, Rico Recklezz is part of a new generation of rappers from the city who are known for their ‘drill’ sound. While he hasn’t achieved much commercial success, he has become famous among fans of drill music and he’s especially well known throughout Chicago. His aggressive sound combines flashy lyrics and violent stories which has helped him build a reputation for keeping it real. It’s unclear what the future has in store for Rico and his career, but Rico is ready to do whatever it takes to continue to build his legacy both as a musician and a man. Continue reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Rico Recklezz.
1. His Name Isn’t Actually Rico
Stage names are incredibly common in the music industry, but many artists end up using some variation of their real names. That isn’t the case with Rico Recklezz, however. While some people may have assumed that his first name is Rico, it’s actually Rodney. It’s unclear how he came up with his stage name.
2. He’s Had Trouble With The Law
Things haven’t always been easy for Rico and he’s had several run-ins with the law over the years. Most recently, he was sentenced to three years in prison due to a gun charge. His release date is currently February 2024. However, in February 2021, he posted on Instagram suggesting he may be coming home sooner than people think.
3. He Believes In Sticking To The Street Code
The idea of snitching is taken very seriously in some communities and there are lots of people who believe that you should never involve the police no matter what goes down. During an interview with VLAD TV, Rico revealed that he knows who shot his mother and sister, but since he doesn’t believe in snitching he would never tell the police.
4. He Is A Devoted Father
For the most part, Rico is a private person and he hasn’t shared much information about his personal life since starting his rap career. One thing he has been open about, however, is the fact that he is a father. He takes great pride in his role as a parent and wants to give his children a better life than he had.
5. He Likes Fashion
Rico may not be a model, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a great sense of style. Rico always likes to look his best and he loves using clothing as a way to express himself. He is also very fond of jewelry and you can usually catch him wearing at least a few chains.
6. He’s Had Beef With Soulja Boy
Throughout his career, Rico has had issues with a few rappers. Most notably, he had beef with Soulja Boy. The situation began in the fall of 2019 after Soulja Boy repeatedly dissed Lil Yachty. Allegedly, Soulja Boy put out a $100,000 hit on Rico’s head. The situation has since been deaded.
7. He’s Been Rapping For About A Decade
There are a lot of people out there who are just now becoming familiar with Rico which has led them to believe that he’s new to rapping. In reality, however, he has been rapping since 2012 although he didn’t start taking it seriously until a friend of his passed away.
8. He Had An Account On OnlyFans
Over the last year or so, the premium content platform has become increasingly popular. While users can use OnlyFans to share any kind of content, it is most well known as a place where people sell X-rated pictures and videos. A Twitter profile that appears to belong to Rico has a link to an OnlyFans page in the bio. The OnlyFans account appears to have been shut down and it’s unclear what kind of content (if any) was posted on the account.
9. He Likes To Dance
Rico may be a tough guy, but that doesn’t mean he’s too cool to dance. There are a few videos on his Instagram account that show him doing some of the new dances that have gone viral on the internet. That being said, however, you won’t catch Rico doing any intense choreographed routines.
10. He Isn’t Afraid To Speak His Mind
There are lots of people in the music industry who are afraid to ruffle anyone’s feathers because they’re scared about how it could impact their career. Rico Recklezz isn’t one of those people. Throughout his career, he has never been shy about saying what he feels even if it’s caused problems between him and others in the business.