When Pretty Ricky first came out I instantly fell in love with them -- especially Slick'Em (wink, wink) -- and their music. They were the best at making freak music. Now, I'm not so certain. I was with them on "Bluestars" and I stayed with them on "Late Night Special" I was even there for "Pretty Ricky," but this new single is abominable. If they are not ashamed of this single, then I am. I expect so much more from them, and I was let down yet again. I only say this becuase I am a true fan and I believe that they can do better. It seems ever since Pleasure left or got kicked out whatever they lost their sparkle. Pleasure did not make the group, Slick'Em, BabyBlu, Spectacular AND Pleasure made the group .. so maybe the orignal members should just make-up and start making hit music again or give it up and go get a nine - five. They have to see each other at the next family reunion anyways.
different sound, same great music
I admit, I was skeptical about this new song at first listen. not because it's a bad track, but it's not the Pretty Ricky we're used to. however, I gave it a few more tries & this song has REALLY grown on me. I absolutely love the lyrics; they're very meaningful & unlike most songs, they're raising women up instead of putting them down. the concept is very unique & hasn't been visited before. I urge you to give this song a chance & put your preconceived notions aside, you'll be glad you did. after hearing this song I can't wait for Pretty Ricky's new album! I'll definitely be purchasing that one.
About Pretty Ricky
Outrageously raunchy Miami-based quartet Pretty Ricky -- Spectacular Smith, Diamond Blue Smith, Corey Blue "Slick 'Em" Smith, and Pleasure P -- made a bouncing hybrid of rap and R&B coated in at least 30 layers of sleaze. They debuted in 2005 with Bluestars, released by Atlantic. Lead single "Grind with Me" was a significant hit with urban radio stations; the album went on to sell over 800,000 copies. Late Night Special, an all-around improved set produced by Jim Jonsin, followed in early 2007 and reached the top of the Billboard 200 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The following year, Pleasure P departed for a solo career and was replaced by Christopher "Ambition/4play" Myers, who did not last long. Manny Ramon "Lingerie" Deanda eventually solidified the group's lineup. Pretty Ricky, recorded after the album Eighties Babies was leaked and subsequently shelved, was produced entirely by Diamond and released in 2009. ~ Andy Kellman