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The Riky Rick foundation uses AI to release new track “Stronger”

Riky Rick Stronger

The Riky Rick Foundation for the Promotion of Artivism was created in the wake of the rapper’s death, and is also behind the release of the new track “Stronger”. Newly formed, the foundation is in collaboration with a wide range of partners including Riky’s family members, TBWA\ Hunt Lascaris, and Sony Music Africa. Having lost […]

Riky Rick: A Supreme Reign

Riky Rick

A star was born with Riky Rick. One that commanded the attention of every room he walked into, one that demanded the respect of every stage he filled. If his demeanour in private didn’t let you know, the intensity with which he engaged the public did. Riky Rick was undeniable. On July 13, 1987, Terrence […]

A Guide to 15 of Riky Rick’s Best Tracks

Riky Rick's Best Tracks

It’s been nearly two months since the passing of beloved South African artist Riky Rick. The family of Rikhado ‘Riky Rick’ Makhado shared with the rest of the world the devastation of the loss of his life, with messages of heartwarming condolences pouring in since his untimely passing on 23 February 2022. Riky Rick was […]

The heartfelt tribute song to Riky Rick by YoungstaCPT “Dear Rikhado, Love Riyadh”

YoungstaCPT Riky Rick

Western Cape emcee YoungstaCPT penned a sincere and heartfelt tribute song dedicated to the recently departed South African artist Riky Rick. Written in the form of a letter, the song is a personal account of Youngsta’s deep feelings and sentiments towards his fallen compatriot. Built off of Riky’s debut album Family Values’ intro, the instrumental […]

Riky Rick’s Memorial Service Details Shared

Riky Rick Memorial

Music, fashion and cultural icon Riky Rick was laid to rest this past Tuesday in a private funeral service. The artist passed away on Wednesday 23rd February in the early hours of the morning and his death confirmed by this family later in the day with a statement via his publicist. The family announced the […]

Riky Rick has passed away at age 34

Riky Rick Passed Away

The family of entrepreneur and artist Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado have confirmed the news of his passing today. Released via his publicist, Melanie Ramjee, they confirmed that Riky had passed away in the early hours of the morning. The family of South African artist Riky Rick with profound sadness this afternoon confirmed his untimely passing. […]

Frank Casino and Riky Rick Connect Again On “Forever”

Frank Casino Riky Rick Forever

Frank Casino is back again with a new single “Forever”, which features frequent collaborator Riky Rick. This serves as one of the many songs that the two emcees have been on together and the list these include 2017’s Frank Casino’s smash hit “Whole Thing”, J Molley’s “On Camera”, Riky Rick’s “Buy It Out Remix” as […]

Love & SA Hip Hop – Our Valentine’s Picks

It’s that time of year again when your timeline is filled with either cynical thoughts on the capitalist drive behind Valentine’s Day or the sweet mushy stuff between lovers celebrating each other. Hip Hop is not averse to the mushy stuff, the rappers usually don’t wanna let you know that they’re some of the biggest […]

South Africa’s Best Dressed Rappers

Words by Tinuke Eboka Fashion and music have always been inextricably tied but this connection has become more significant as the explosion of streetwear meant rappers were able to take centre stage, not only as influencers, but even as designers in their own right. Today, rappers are more than just mere musicians but rather cultural […]

AKA’s back with a double drop

AKA’s back. He’s dropped two singles today; “F.R.E.E” featuring DJ Tira and Riky Rick, and “Main Ous” featuring YoungstaCPT. Tweeting yesterday “I think it’s important to have a good contrast between something really cool for the socials and the streets, something hard for the culture … and something that will without a doubt be a […]