Download New Album: Rico Recklezz – Kush Smoke + Gun Smoke
Rico Recklezz comes through with 2 brand new smashing hot and dope studio album, packed with 12 amazing and solid tracks each entitled “Kush Smoke” and “Gun Smoke“. Rico Recklezz is back with not one, but two new mixtapes today. Although his name has often been brought up due to the controversy surrounding him, he hasn’t allowed that to overshadow his music. The rapper came through with Gunsmoke and Kushsmoke earlier today. With 24-tracks in total, Rico nabs Waka Flocka, II Will, and MMB Freeworld for features. Gunsmoke also includes the previously released single, “Tommy.”
The release of the double-disc effort arrives after another productive year in 2018. Rico Recklezz kicked off 2018 with his project, Grand Theft Auto 6: This Is Not A Game and continued to drop single after single throughout the year, building the anticipation for the two projects he released today. There’s a lot to be said about Chicago hip-hop artists. For one, the spectrum is wide: While those like Chance The Rapper, Common and Lupe Fiasco cover more socially conscious route, many others have taken to drill, a music scene ringing with violence and hood tales of those who were given no choice but to succumb to the turbulent street lifestyle.
Chi-Town rap artists Bump J and Lil Les were on the rise when both were imprisoned on separate charges—Bump was released in April 2017, while Les remains behind bars on a 12-year sentence. Both had an impact on the town’s raw, slick-mouthed rapper Rico Recklezz, who jumped into the studio after seeing the success of his fellow hometown natives Edai, Chief Keef and Lil Durk. His music paints a vivid image of Chicago’s rugged Southside, while his jaw-dropping diss tracks—and their accompanying visuals—have given new meaning to the term “reckless.”
Though Rico blew up in Chicago for tracks like “Famous” and a series of mixtapes (Recklezz Conduct, Grand Theft Auto and Rico Don’t Shoot Em), he didn’t gain nationwide acclaim until he dropped his 15-track mixtape, Big Recklezz, in December 2017. According to Rico, the illustrated cover—which includes Rico holding baby bottles while Blac Youngsta, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage sit in a crib—wasn’t created to diss the artists. Instead, it was meant to assert his own authority in the rap game. “And the baby bottles filled with lean because I’m putting they ass to sleep,” he tells XXL. “I’m Big Recklezz, I’m the muthafuckin’ dad around this bitch.”
“It’s crazy, every artist [the designer] put on the cover I had to rub shoulders with,” Recklezz continues. While Blac Youngsta saw it as comical, others weren’t fazed in the slightest. “Lil Uzi [Vert], I saw him and he kinda got in his feelings. 21 Savage sent me a message then unsent it, then had ManMan Savage call me and say, ‘Man, I don’t have no problems with y’all. I fuck with y’all.’ And I fuck with them, too. It wasn’t like that.”
Upon getting to know the charismatic Rico Reckless, one will realize there’s no malice in his heart. His bars are designed to rap along, his energy is infectious and his personality explodes with every joke and comment he spews. Reckless? Sure, but as you peel back his layers and decipher his lyrics, Rico is simply a man hellbent on providing for his family and friends. This is the kind of song(s) you wouldn’t want to miss on your playlist.
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