A Chicago-born drill rapper, Rico Recklezz has garnered more publicity for his disputes with fellow rappers than he has for his music. The independent rap artist who is also affiliated with a gang known as Black P Stone Nation has been in countless altercations with rappers like Lil Durk, Soulja Boy, and Lil Reese, to mention a few. He has also had a few run-ins with the authorities for his misdemeanours. Below are more details about the controversial rapper.
Rico Recklezz’s Bio (Age)
In Chicago, Illinois, United States, on June 21, 1991, the rapper was born to undisclosed parents who raised him in the Bronzeville, Chicago, before they relocated to the Englewood section.
It is not clear if Rico Recklezz attained any formal education but he became involved in music in 2012, though it was after his friend and fellow rapper Lil JoJo was killed that he began to take the profession seriously. Most of the songs credited to Rico are controversial and were used to throw shades at fellow Chicago rappers. Most of his songs dissed Lil Durk and the latter retaliated with a track dubbed “L’s Anthem”, targetting Rico’s hip-hop crew WugaWorld.
Some of the mixtapes released by Rico Recklezz include “Rico Don’t Shoot ‘Em” and “Recklezz Conduct”, through which he became very notorious in his hometown. In 2013, he ran into trouble after the release of his song titled “No Reason.” It happened that during the shooting of the video for the song in Englewood, he used real automatic guns, leading to his arrest.
His 2016 song titled “Hit em up” threw shades at all the Chicago rappers he could think of and subsequently joined his long list of controversial tracks. He talked about his reasons for dissing the rappers during an interview on YouTube with DJ Vlad.
Rico Recklezz has varying amounts tagged as his net worth and they sit between $250 000 and $750 000. The bulk of his fortune mostly comes from his music career and his exploits on the internet. Howbeit, his earnings will mostly suffer setbacks as a result of the numerous controversies and legal cases he often gets involved in.
Nothing is known about his parents, asides the fact that they named him Ronnie Ramsey after his birth in Chicago. On the personal front, the Chicago-based rapper has two children, possibly with his girlfriend whose identity is not known. Their relationship seems to be a turbulent one as they are always involved arguments. Since Rico Recklezz does not flaunt his love life in public, there is no telling if he is still in a relationship at the moment or living the single life.
Height and Other Facts About Rico Recklezz
- His arrest in 2013
After facing charges for unlawful use of weapons, the rapper was sentenced to 3 years at Stateville Correctional Center. The arrest was made after the authorities were tipped off during the filming of one of his music videos. The rapper and his crew were using real guns when the police showed up, leading to Rico’s arrest, alongside Sheldon Cobb and Rayvon Lollis. He did two years and was released.
- Beef with fellow rappers
Rico Recklezz has had countless altercations with fellow Chicago rappers, especially Lil Durk, Soulja Boy, Lil Flip and Ayoo Kd. He got entangled with the last two because of their beef with his cousin Ewol Samo which they believed he contributed to. Interestingly, Lil Flip is the younger brother of Rico’s baby mama. His beef with Lil Durk, on the other hand, led to events that later claimed the life of his friend Lil Jojo in 2012. His most controversial beef so far was with Soulja Boy and it began in November 2016 when the latter dissed Lil Yachty in a song. Rico retaliated with his own track as Yatchy is one of the rappers he respected, thus, Soulja allegedly placed a bounty on Rico, promising to give $100, 000 to anyone who gets him. The offer later took a different turn and the rapper had to call off the beef.
- Height and body features
The rapper’s actual height is not known but he visibly stands above average. He has black dreadlocks and sports an athletic body with tattoos on many parts of his body.