Monday, 26 October 2020
Thursday, 1 October 2020
Ricqy Ultra is a vocal hip-hop artist who sometimes refer to himself as the "rapchiatrist" or "hip-hop therapist" as his a.k.a. With Nigeria celebrating 60 years of her independence anniversary, Ricqy Ultra looks at the country's progress post-independence in this song titled "National Crisis".
National Crisis could be a debatable caption for this song but one has to listen to it critically and analyse every single statement to understand what Ricqy Ultra is talking about. Highlighting the pending issues facing the country, he still stands patriotic to the nation's cause as indicated in the first four lines of the song. It goes....
"I pledge to Nigeria my country/To be faithful, loyal & honest/But I see nobody being honest/Everybody looting our natural resources."
National Crisis is open for debate and criticism but the fact remains that Nigeria has a lot of work to do for its citizens, most especially from the government.
Download/stream audio below
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Ricqy Ultra releases an unofficial song about the current pandemic that has taken over the world titled CORONA VIRUS.
The song EDUCATES on the need to practice social distancing, use hand sanitizers, eat fruits and vegetables and all necessary precautions to curtail the spread of the pandemic.Listen exclusively here
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Bobby Hai is a well known name in the Northern Music scene. His holistic approach to doing music in a comedic pattern has hitherto separated him from other music artists. His latest collaboration with NAZA yielded this masterpiece titled CORONA VIRUS.
The Covid19 pandemic is still sweeping across the continent and a lot of measures has been taken to reduce drastically the continuous spread of the deadly virus . Bobby Hai has made it mandatory to refresh and remind us on the need to keep protecting ourselves from contracting the deadly Corona Virus.
NAZA YARON ZAMANI (who is one of the top artists based in Accra, Ghana) did some justice in the song as they both came up tops in this sensitization song.
Kindly download, share and keep spreading the face masks and hand sanitizers, not the CORONA VIRUS.
Friday, 14 August 2020
Monday, 6 July 2020
Ricqy Ultra has announced the immediate release of his first sophomore album, Expect The Unexpected. The record is a follow-up to his 2019 Ep titled FEAR. There are loads of unique sounds embedded in this project that will entice fans to listen to it over and over again.
Ricqy Ultra recorded most of Expect The Unexpected record in his studio QRY MUSIQ based in Kano, Nigeria with sound engineer Simple Touch KefaZz.. There are other works been produced by Lt. Jon, NexceZz Beatz, A-styl and J Dot. Although the project was never intended to be dropped, it was motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expect The Unexpected is composed of 25 tracks which trascends from the poetic side of Ricqy Ultra in songs like Black Heritage and Casket, to conscious melodic hip-hop tunes in songs like Hard work pays, Be Like Me and bumpy hip-hop songs that include Nagari, Me Duniya, Oh Baba, Na God, Play To The Gallery among others.
Ricqy Ultra has experimented different rap styles in his 19 years of debuting in the hip-hop arena. "I never planned to drop this project really. I was working on a different project titled Mahakurci Mawadaci prior to this one. Although the name change came during the total lockdown experienced in Nigeria. It changed my perception about everything and all I had to do was call on my producer, Simple Touch KefaZz and said "hey, I am dropping an album asap. Let's get to work", according to the artist.
There are songs that have been recorded way back as 2004/5 with the raw data re-worked upon to meet up with the 21st generation standard. New songs recorded were mostly inspired by real-life experiences which included from being a studio rat to an indie-record owner.
And while each song varies in tone and rap-style pattern, they are all originals. "Expect The Unexpected is a project for the future. With a conceptual blend of 3 languages (i.e. Hausa, English and Pigin langauges), the project centers on humanity with the lyrics focused on entertaining, educating and captivating every listener beyond the borders of Nigeria," says Ricqy Ultra.
Ricqy Ultra collaborated with 11 artists in this project with top shots like BOC Madaki, Lagos-based artist Bmeri Aboki, AB Kapon who is an Ibo indigenous rapper based in Kano, Jameek a Jos-based hip-hop head and Ill Em Boi who is a producer, lyricist and songwriter for most underground artists. Other featured artists include NexceZz, Dabo Daprof, KefaZz, Jtwice, Bigbull and the only female artist in the project L-Crusher.
- Letter of Rapology
- Me Duniya ft. AB Kapon
- Be Like Me ft. BMeri Aboki
- Oh Baba ft. Ill Em Boi
- Hard work pays
- Ina Son Ka
- 1 Mic Nigeria
- Tsaya Ka Ji
- Bend It
- What is Hip-hop
- Black Heritage
- Na God ft. BOC, KefaZz & Dabo Daprof
- Goba ft. NexceZz
- Play To The Gallery ft. Jameek
- Bayanin Rapping
- Just Bounce
- Kcity To Beehive
- Everyday Is A Birthday
- VVF Anthem
- Play To The Gallery (remix) ft. L-Crusher, Jameek, J Twice and Big Bull
- Sauka Lafiya
Songs are available for streaming on these platforms
ITunes, Apple Music, BoomPlay, Deezer, GooglePlay, TikTok, YouTube Music, Napster, Amazon Music, Shazam, and many more.
Friday, 3 July 2020
Ricqy Ultra drops this exciting melodic hip-hop song off his recent album Expect The Unexpected titled Hard work pays.
Hard work pays is a conscious song that tells a touching story about the birth and rebirth of Ricqy Ultra. With a heartwarming melodic flute played right from the intro of the music, he narrates a poetic lyric that carries your mind in different phases to his present state. The hip-hop/afro-centric dimensions of the song shows a two-sided story blended with a bi-lingual flow of English and Hausa languages all tuned to produce a mixed variation.
Along the line, Ricqy Ultra dropped a rap verse to call on youths to stop eating from the crumbles that falls from the tables of their masters and rise to be their own masters. They have to embrace who they are and stop being lazy.
Hard work pays can be streamed here or downloaded below.
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