Rico Love Talks Horrible Songwriting in R&B and Hip-Hop, How Much R&B Means To Him



Rico Love is out here dropping gems, but are you listening? With his debut album, Turn The Lights On, in stores (don’t sleep on it), the platinum songwriter turned artist has been on the promo circuit, and he recently swung by Hot 97 to talk with Ebro, Rosenberg and Laura Stylez.

Being in the industry for the length of time that he has, and the opportunities he’s created for himself has provided Rico with a lot of knowledge and insight that many, whether they think it or not, choose not to share during on-camera interviews.

During their chat Rico talks about challenging yourself as a writer/musician, getting our music back on track by appreciating authenticity rather than just the turn-up, and the responsibilities “good” writers have to the hip-hop and R&B community.

It’s obvious that Rico takes music very seriously and as a result, he’s a voice worth listening to. Check out the interview below:

  1. 88 6 years ago

    Is this that guy that wrote that God awful Monica/Brandy It All Belongs To Me crap song? If so he sucks at songwriting too.

  2. GTFOH! 6 years ago

    He’s the writer that wrote Usher’s ‘There Goes My Baby” and ” Touch N’ You” ft. Rick Ross, Beyonce ” Sweet Dreams” Kelly Rowlands “Motivation” ft. Lil Wayne among dozens more.

    Google and Wikipeda are a beautiful thing.

    Use it.

    It might keep you from sounding like an idiot next time.

  3. LupeX 6 years ago

    Rico Love as an artist is a good writer, the raunchy, sex themed, bravado style R&B is his lane and there’s nothing wrong with it. Please dont act like Jodeci, R.Kelly, Trey Songz didnt pioneer this style.
    Everything in the past always seems better in the mind. Please dont be a victim of ‘Golden Generation’ syndrome. With that being said, the album TTLO has more passionate deep ballads on it than any other Rico Love solo project ever and it’s a resounding flop! He does not have the vocal capacity to shoulder the emotional resonance of those types of songs.

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