Chicago based rapper Rico Recklezz created a buzz in the hip hop community last month when he lashed out at Soulja Boy with the release of his videos “Crank That” (which uses the same beat and title as Soulja’s 2007 song) and “No Talking (Freestyle)”.
In speaking to Rico recently about his issues with Soulja he stated, “We resolved it. I just talked to him like literally probably 20 minutes ago. They want us to box for 10K up in the ring my mixtape, I’m with it. Soulja Boy that my son.”
Throughout 2016 Rico has released a number of mixtapes, and plans to release one before the end of the year as his long awaited anticipated Get It in Blood. Speaking on the timing of the release and the reason behind the delayed release of Get It In Blood Rico told us, “I dropped five tapes this year . Five mixtapes this year. I was gonna make Get It in Blood like the sixth tape I was gonna do. But working with EWOL that’s my artist and working with him I’m like I want it to be more epic. So I’m gonna probably hold off on it and probably try to push it to like the first of 2017, because it’s good we got some good songs. I just want it to be right as far as visuals and songs. So I’m gonna wait until 2017 probably be like the end of January then drop it for the streets. I’ll probably drop Call Recklezz though for Christmas or like New Years. It’s just some new songs I got just for them to have some kind of collective order to play my music in instead of keep having to go to Youtube.”
On how the Chicago rap scene is different from other rap scenes Rico explained, “Chicago everybody out there bad. So the music kind of real violent. In different states like Atlanta everybody out there trapping, in Chicago their music kind of like boom boom kill you kind of sh–. I feel like whatever area you in that’s how your music reflect. Chicago the music is real and sometimes is a little bit too real for the entertainment world.”