Young producers want to make impact with new rhythm
With hopes of cementing his name within the musical realm as a top producer, Rick Foster, more popularly known as Ricco, has teamed up with long-time friend, Ricardo 'Shrimpy' Meikle, to form Gold Plaque Entertainment.
Ricco, who grew up in Stony Hill, St Andrew, has always had a passion for the musical arts, and began his musical journey as a road manager for various entertainers.
"To be a top producer is a lifetime goal of mine. I have been working around entertainers for a long time, and I feel as if it is my time to make the necessary steps towards achieving that goal. Being a road manager opened up many doors that are needed to aid with my dream of being internationally recognised as a producer, and I am grateful," Ricco said.
Ricco has had the opportunity to tour Europe and the Caribbean extensively, and as such, he has acquired knowledge of the reggae and dancehall market in various countries.
Currently, Ricco is promoting his most recent production, the Gold Plaque rhythm, which features artistes such as Rtadax (Pose), Savage (Physically Fit) and Gyptian (Gyal A Whine).
Available on major digital streaming sites through 21st Hapilos, the Gold Plaque rhythm is currently creating waves on the international dancehall scene.
"It's a blessing to see my first project taking off. I commend every artiste who I worked with on this production. While busy promoting my rhythm, I have had the opportunity to work with internationally recognised artistes like Vershon, Queen Ifrica and Junior Gong. Everything has been a blessing," he said.
His next production, the Brighter Side rhythm, which features recording artiste Rtadax, is also making an impact locally.