Wow I had a great conversation with Ricco Barrino! You should’ve been on the other line! Ricco made me laugh and he actually pulled my heart strings when he told me of a very trying experience that he had at a radio station with a guest comedian (don’t worry Ricco, I won’t call him out either). Ricco is a down to earth type of guy with a strong vision of success in mind. Ricco is pretty cool too … Did you know that Ricco used to play football? Ricco also started his own group when he was only 11 and Ricco is … Ooops! Am I babbling? WOW! I know it seems as though I’m just going on and on with Ricco this and Ricco that, but actually I’m really bragging. That’s right, I got bragging rights! I was able to have an awesome interview with one of the most talented up and coming musicians of this era. So excuse me for still being excited about Mr. Ricco Barrino. 1-2-3-4-5 … (exhale) Ok, let’s rewind!
Ricco has what I call combination talent and if he wants to step outside of the box and do a little of this and a little of that - I say go for it. As I was doing my research on him, I came across some of his previous recordings with his group “Infinite” and Ricco has the skills to be a bona fide crooner, certified hip – hop head and a cool mellow fellow with those sweet melodies; reminiscent of gospel, jazz and soul. He’s also a songwriter and he's established a company called Sky Writers. His lyrical ingeniousness has been requested by some of the heavy weights in the industry and realizing this keeps him feeling blessed.
Ricco is also a very positive thinker. He uses positive thinking to visualize himself doing whatever it is that he wants to do. He mentioned that as a football player in school his coach once required him to jump hurdles as a techinque to assist him in getting in shape. Ricco said that he really didn't know how he was going to do it so he just began to picture himself jumping over the hurdles ... "Before you know it I jumped over the first one, then the next one and I keep on going", he explained with an enthusiasm in his voice. From that point on Ricco said that he would always use that same confidence to get him through situations and even to visualize himself as the artist that he is aspiring to be.