Reuben Houston, or better known by his stage name Rico Richie, is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in an unstable living environment surrounded by drugs, violence and no role models, Rico found his escape from reality through football and music. As a teen, he and his father moved to a suburban neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, which exposed Rico to a more positive outlook on life. He focused all his angst and pain into sports, which resulted in Rico receiving the greatest news of his life; a full ride scholarship to Georgia Tech to play Division 1 College football. As a top football player at Georgia Tech, he was well respected in Atlanta and was able to make strong connections with popular DJs, rap artists and producers in the music industry.
His troubling past, however, affected his decision making and resulted in him losing his scholarship at Tech. Rico knew then that he needed to refocus and get his life back on the right path. During this time, Rico turned to music and found himself writing songs that detailed the things he experienced in his life. Developing his own unique sound and style, Rico began working with top DJs in the Atlanta area, to release a few projects. The first project, “From the Ashes” was hosted by DJ Reddy Rell, and introduced everyone to his world. His second project, Guilty by Association”, hosted by DJ X-Rated and DJ Outta Space, was also well received and garnered more attention around his music. Now working on his latest project “Street Dreams Vol. 1,” Rico is ready to show the world what they have been missing in the rap game. Be on the lookout for more to come from Rico Richie
Listen to Rico Richie’s new single “Poppin”