About Ricky Official

 

 Ricky Official is a German/Japanese born and raised performing artist in the Hip Hop genre of music. A student of the culture since his teenage years, Ricky Official took to penning lyrics seriously in 2014 capitalizing on a lifelong dream of contributing to the culture. He left Europe behind to pursue his goals, and is now a resident of the hotbed city Atlanta, Georgia. Ricky Official is a musician at heart and in skill set, and he has taken steps to widen his brand and enhance visibility. Taking his career into his own hands, Ricky has rolled the dice on his self and sought opportunities to grow in and out of the booth as he been afforded the opportunity to hit the big screen as a pivotal part of many high end projects, all of which will benefit the process of pushing the envelope on his music. His latest music video releases for his songs Work in progression and Flying High, which are part of his debut Album “Flying High” which was released July 14  2017 on all digital music outlets have received great feedback.The album was produced by longtime collaborator Brandon Consbruck of Conzbruck Productions  and We As One Productions producer James Harris and mixed and mastered by Hitlanders.

 

With the support of his fan base which he has dubbed The “Official’s” as well as his live band “The Retrospektives” he is becoming a voice for his generation both in his native country and the states continuously tearing down stages each opportunity he gets. Promoting self-awareness and authenticity, Ricky instills the importance of ‘being yourself’ in everyone he encounters.
 
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Recent Releases

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Heart of the city feat.Conzbruck

This is my latest single Heart of the city feat.Conzbruck which was released December 22 2017 on all digital streaming platforms and stores. Heart of the City talks about the harsh realities of inner city living and the struggle undertaken by those fit to survive and reach their goals. Speaking for the have-nots Ricky Official describes the plight of a Miriam of individuals dreaming and striving to get to their light at the end of the tunnel, as depicted in the hook: In the heart of the city is where the devil lies but my soul stays true I ain’t nothing but a man trying to survive In the heart of the city we walk every night searching for a change doing what we know just to stay alive A multi-dimensional sounds allows for this single to be added to just about any playlist you have in mind as the holidays near and you continue to reflect on the many things you can be grateful and what you have overcome. For all those giving it their all, Heart of the City is dedicated to you. Listen via links below:

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Decades feat.Asaiah Diamante

Decades feat.Asaiah Diamante was released as a single of the album Flying High on December 15 2017. Here is a review by Dj Smoke : I got a CERTIFED BANGER for the people, Ricky Official Decades feat Asaiah Diamante. This is one of those songs that make you go crazy as soon as you turn it on because the beat drop is hard af! I hear a lot of track from artists, this one is a undeniable hit in my opinion. With lyrics like “Girl what you say say, say say/Why don’t you come down, my way/This aisle been a long stretch for me/This here is the real thing, no foreplay/Not no in hundred years/Would I’ve guessed what you do to me/You my saint my Joan of arc/Your royal like, my Valkyrie” Ricky Official Decades feat Asaiah Diamante is a hot record,with hot lyrics that was made to set your nights on fire! Dj’s hit me up if you want the mp3 to spin in your sets. I respect real music, I will support this record to the fullest!! I will be breaking this joint on my mix-show, on some mixtapes, and wherever possible! We need your support as well! From now on when you see Ricky Official Decades feat Asaiah Diamante we ask that you take a sec to stream it. Help support a real one who is making real music for the people!

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Flying High-The Album

Flying High by Ricky Official a album review by Jason Bourne: A German / Japanese born performing artist, Ricky Official has crafted his artistry by studying the culture and music of his beloved genre of Hip Hop since a teenager. Penning lyrics since 2014, Ricky Official has grabbed opportunity by the horns recording and releasing music since migrating to the United States from Europe. Now a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Ricky Official has been delivering his sound wherever privileged to, enhancing awareness of his brand and acquiring fans / supporters. Having already released accompanying visuals for popular singles Work In Progress, and Flying High he has galvanized individuals creating anticipation for the official release which is slated for this coming Friday July 14. The album features work with longtime collaborator Brandon Consbruck of Conzbruck Productions as well as We As One Productions producer James Harris with mix and master by Hitlanders. Product for his “Officials”, as he calls his fan base, that he can be proud of. In advance of the release, we sat down to review the entire project and deliver our treatise on the work. Check out the Review below: On the title track the mood is set with a great intro as the instrumental gives off a vibe that ensures you the listener understands that a trip will be taken. As Ricky Official describes the circumstance of meeting an extremely attractive woman whom he wants to educate about how well she deserves to be treated. A home run if you ask me - who Better to attract on the first track than women. Given the tone of classic records today, anything that aims at empowering the biggest consumer demographic the right way is a sure score. The hook compliments the content well: "I just want us flying high babe wanna elevate your mind babe show you what you worth give you the live of your dreams, if you never lived before let me show you what it means." The transition to the second track "Whenever" is intoxicating as once again the listener is met with a seasonably appropriate smooth tune that matches the summer season. Once again - very smart. Speaking to the reality of great energy, on this track Ricky Official describes his lady interest who has been instrumental in supporting him through the ups and downs that he knows as life. As he sings "Whenever im down As soon as you around
Everything just feels so right
 So I wonder if you would like
to have some loving in your life
 Everyday could feel just like" For all those who say love music is nonexistent, Ricky Official has offered the anecdote, on Carpe Diem reminding listeners what the good life feels like. As the chorus dictates "This is what it feels like when you live the good life, come over to my side my side my side This is what feels like carpe diem night life where you life the good life good life good life." Just what the doctor ordered. A melody for the smoothest 2 step. Playing with his delivery on this track, Ricky Official exemplifies his hip hop influence as he spews about the nightlife which we all know and love. Subsequent tracks Feeling like I'm Falling as well as the ballad oriented Songs of Love carry the theme well before Ricky Official provides arguably the most candid track on the project Work in Progression. Pouring his heart out regarding his faults, he creates balance by mentioning good intentions when it comes to love and relationships. Reminding his lady that "if you can work with me I'll make it worth your while" Ricky Official does his best to win over the girl of his dreams. For those of us who are ourselves a work in progress, the gravity on this record is galvanizing. The sequencing of the next track, Ghost of Yesterday is well thought out as you are given privilege to Ricky Official's dissertation on some of the heart ache he has experienced over the years which ties into the excitement exuded on previous tracks at the opportunity to get a second chance at love. Another standout track on the project, How You Feel, once again consists of Ricky Official riding the instrumental melodically as he fits in perfectly with the sound of today. Closing out Flying High is the bass heavy track Decades which is a substantial reminder on the part of Ricky that his desire is a lifetime of love. Fellas - looking for a new addition to your Netflix and Chill playlist, Flying High definitely deserves strong consideration given the substance and sonic approach. In line with popular culture of today, Ricky Official delivers some good tunes on his debut, and seems to create a standard for himself going forward. I am intrigued to see how the rest of his discography plays out.

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Flying High-Single Release

The single -Flying High-is the title track of the same titled debut album-Flying High and talks about the elevation of your partner as well as growth and dedication.

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Work In Progression-Single Release

The track Work In Progression- was released ahead of my debut, ‘Flying High’, and talks about patience and faith in a relationship, and the struggle of being tossed between your goals and your partners needs.

Ricky Official & The Retrospektives – Flying High Tour 2017

New music for 2018

Hello Official’s

it’s been a couple of days since the release of my newest single “Heart of the city” featuring Conzbruck, and I’m now in the planning and writing stages for new material for 2018. I’m excited to announce that my next single is already written and will be recorded with my band The Retrospektives in January and hopefully released at the end of January. It is a real dope instrumental that I received by my producer James Harris who also was responsible for some of my songs on my debut album Flying High, and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. I will shoot some behind the scenes videos for you guys of the recording process to give you a glimpse here soon. Stay tuned for more. RO

New released singles and official band members.

It has been a while since I was able to update anything on here but if you follow my social networks you know by now that I released two singles in the month of December 2017 that I’m really proud of. Decades feat.Asaiah Diamante was one of the songs on my debut album Flying High which seemed to be really one of the most celebrated ones on there. This song almost did not make the album but I’m glad it did and so I gave it a separate release and it’s own artwork. Heart of the city feat. Conzbruck which is my latest single was recorded almost 2 years ago and I just got to the point where I felt like it was finally where I wanted it to be to release it. This song means so much to me that I wanted to take no chances, and I already received a bunch of supporter reactions from Official’s all over the world on how much they love the song which I’m really grateful for. I also finally have my final constellation for my band -The Retrospektives-which will back me on my gigs, and also will record original music with me in 2018. The band now consists of : Ben Nurmi ( Guitar) Andrew Bennett (Bass) and Adam Wolfe (Drums) I’m really proud to have these guys which I consider family on board, and can’t wait until you hear what we have in store for you.

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