You have to admit. ATL legend Jermaine Dupri has an knack of spotting some amazing talent when he sees one. Just check his resume. JD was able to embellish amazing chart topping talents such as Bow Wow, Jagged Edge, Dem Franchise Boyz, Da Brat, Xscape and Kriss Kross. The tradition continues as he’s been providing guidance of another superstar in the making. 13-year-old sensation Ricci Bitti from the hit Lifetime series called “The Rap Game” has been on JD’s radar and this young lady has the flow and lyricism to carry the torch to represent the ladies of hip-hop. Her single “Squares Can’t Fit In” has reached over a million views on YouTube. After all, Ricci was able to have an relative have some kind of success in the industry as her older sister Miranda Brooke was signed to Def Jam back in 2011. By seeing an older sibling manuevering through an feisty business such as the music industry from a far and an rap OG flourishing her talents in and out of the booth, Ricci is destined to be an major artist who will have an huge impact on the culture.
Recently, RESPECT was able to sit down with the Georgia native to talk hip hop and future projects she has going on.
RESPECT: When it comes to making new music, what are some of the things you used as motivation to help you create a hit?
RB: I tend to go off on the vibe of the beat that was played for me. I always like to write my lyrics based off of the tempo and mood of it. Also, I like to write based off of how I’m feeling at that moment.
RESPECT: How is it having a legend like Jermaine Dupri in your corner providing guidance to help your career become a major success?
RB: Oh, Jermaine was been a big brother to me. I truly appreciate all of the guidance he provides for me to help me get to where I am at now. After seeing all the greats he helped out in their careers, I am excited to continue to show him and everyone how worthy I am of an artist to work with. He’s been great and I’m thankful for that.
RESPECT: Which big name artist would you like to collaborate on a song?
RB: Hands down, it’s Nicki Minaj. I love Nicki’s swag and her ability to switch up flows on her songs. Her energy and the way she’s able to use other talents on a project is something I look up towards in my career. I would love to do something with Nicki and I hope it happens soon.
Ricci has the internet buzzing with her recent visual of “Ooh Wooh”. An catchy song with an dope ATL trap beat on deck, Ricci has an potential hit on her hands as she is ready to remind fans that she is the future of hip hop. Get ready for the takeover, ladies and gents. It’s coming sooner than you think.
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