I have always known Rico Slim as a fire spitting rapper from them 2010/2011 days and I have now come to appreciate the amazing alternative R&B singer who goes by the name Ric Hassani but, I only found out recently that Rico Slim and Ric Hassani, are one and the same person!
Trust me, whatever re-branding strategy he underwent had me completely fooled however, I’m thankful that his determination, passion and drive has pushed him far enough to becoming the music gem that he is now.
SO in the bubbly spirit of our first #TunebackThursday for 2018, I give to you, 4 bar-filled jams from Rico before he decided to go all Gentleman on us. I have also included one of his most recent tunes, just so you can fully appreciate the words “Transition” and “Growth”.
Rico Slim ft SamKlef – Dreams
Safe to say, the dreams are finally coming to pass. Samklef and Rico sure had a great working synergy and I hope they get together again to create some magic with their -now fully mature- sounds. Samklef’s Paradise featuring Rico is still one of my all time favs.
Rico Slim x T-Pain – Motivation
There’s still some unclarity on my end, with regards to how this jam with T-Pain came about but from the little I gleaned off my research, T-Pain had a fan contest with the track and this is what Rico did with his own version.
EmmaOhMaGod/IRE Da Drummer Boy/Rico Slim (Performance)
This is not a stand alone Rico Slim song but he features in this performance that I’m guessing happened in a university hall. For what it’s worth, you also get to see Emma Oh Ma God in his come up days but if you are not so patient, Rico’s verse starts around 4:45mins in the video below.
Rico Slim: Gospel Swag
Rico is seen spazzing some gospel rhymes here for the 3rd (episode?) of a faith based show known as Reverberation.
Oh well, Rico Slim is now Ric Hassani and we don’t love him any less. Matter of fact, we now love him even more! One thing is for sure though. Those beards worked magic.
Ric Hassani – Only You