RICTA - SNACKS & DECEPTION LP (OUT NOW)
With mainstream Hip Hop still widely governed by the same tried and tired stereotypes we've all been used to for some time now, you could say it would be refreshing to hear something new and different and that's exactly what Ricta brings to the table in his debut album 'Snacks & Deception', big boom bap style beats reminiscent of acts like Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples & People Under The Stairs provide the backdrop to many a great story. From relationship trials and tribulations, hopes, dreams, or even just waking up to a cornish pasty, Ricta shows his vulnerabilities as well as playing his part of underground Hip Hop party rocker.
Much of the album production is Ricta's own but also features hits from Germany's 'Jusoul', 'Robot Orchestra', 'Beatowski' & Poland's 'The Returners'. Ricta also pulls a first on this album by bringing together big US rap artists with those from the UK, track 13 on the album 'Atlantic Anthem' sees Craig G (Juice Crew), Reks, Dizzy Dustin (Ugly Duckling), Idyllic, & Precha all coming together on one track to create something truely unique. The anticipation is high and the stage is set and yet one of Ricta's most important traits lends itself now better than ever, his ability to remain humble and "stick to what he knows best", this is Hip Hop !
Heducation (Birmingham's longest running Hip Hop night) are celebrating their 11th birthday this year and are hosting the official launch party for Ricta's new album 'Snacks & Deception' (Beat Back Records) on Friday June 8th. Midlands-based Ricta's distinctive voice, intelligent lyrics and golden era vibe are a winning formula! Don't miss his great live show...
Tickets: £2 + booking fee http://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/heducation-11th-birthday-party/10021358
Door: £3 before 11 / members. £4 others
Carlsberg Pints £2.30
Spirit & Mixer £2.50
9 - 3am, Friday 8th June
@ The End (formerly Bar Academy), 51 Dale End, Birmingham City Centre, B4 7LS