Rico Love: I’m good man, how you doing?
Rico Love: Well I’m actually out in Atlanta working with Wale, just started Wale’s album then I got a party tonight at Aurum Lounge. So we’re going to go there, have good time, celebrate life, celebrate success and have fun.
Rico Love: It’s amazing. I really don’t take time to feel it because I’m working so much. I just want to stay focused on being relevant. That’s the main thing, staying on top. I still have so much stuff to do. I don’t feel like I’ve scratched the surface yet. So, it feels good. I’m grateful but I still got a lot more work to do.
Rico Love: “Turn the lights on” is a tag I put on all my records. There’s this song called The Wall by Pink Floyd and they would play it in the club all the time and the lights would be off. So by the time in the song they’d say “Hey! Teacher! Leave those kids alone”, all the lights would come on in the club. I’d just scream turn the lights on in my head. One day in the studio, I just started saying it on my records and it stuck to me.
Rico Love: It’s a blessing man. I’m always excited. It never gets old. It’s not like a situation in where you get used to it. I never get used it. I always want my records to do well. I always want my records to go #1 so it feels good when you get that type of success.
Rico Love: B, Monica, Brandy is amazing to work with. Those are some of my favorites.
Rico Love: Nah, Rico Love as an artist. That’s not going to happen. I feel like it’s a big cliché to do it at this point. I’m still got to work with Sean Garrett, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson and Dream. Right now at this point, I feel like if I do it, it’ll be like “Oh, here goes another one”. So I’m just going to do what I do and write songs, just be original. I don’t like to do what everybody else is doing.
Rico Love: I was just rapping then I’d start to memorize and then go into the booth. It’s just something I incorporated into songwriting. It’s not as simple as people think it is. When you write stuff down, you’re not reading the whole sentence. You’re just taking a picture with your brain. So it’s the same thing as your memory. Your memory is strong enough to do it, it’s just about are you afraid to not write it down? People have a fear of it, so they usually forget.
Rico Love: Nah, I’m never looking for artists, I’m always keeping my eyes looking for them though. I write the number of my female artist, her name is Rabbit. She’s from DC. She’s an emcee, she’s crazy. Also I got MJ, he’s from Milwaukee. He’s an R&B artist that I’m developing. Then I got Teairra, who I’m really making my main priority right now.
Rico Love: Alright no problem, I appreciate the love.