Rico Love (real name Richard Preston Butler, Jr.) is one of the hottest producer/songwriters in the businesses, but he’s taking a break from creating hit singles for top artists to make a few of his one. His debut album, “Turn The Lights On,” is already stirring fans –-and enemies–on social media.
The 32-year-old artist paid a visit to Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, to dish on the new album and how his woes play a significant part in the new musical masterpiece.
During the interview, Love revealed why he stopped writing for other artists two years ago to focus on himself.
I am very serious about my music. I’m passionate about it, so every song means something to me. It’s not just a check…….You spend a year on this usher album, you spend six months on this Brandy album. You do all these projects that you are really passionate about and they are out of your control. It’s like you had a child, and somebody takes it and just raises it how they want to raise it.
Although frustrated with his music being taken for granted, Love said he managed to keep a humble spirit and selfless work ethic. He spoke about how his pride keeps him from asking favors of even his closest friends — hence the featureless album.
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