An Exclusive Interview With Talented Artist Rico Sixx
Rico Sixx brings together intense and fiery themes of strength, passion, emotions, feelings, and sculpts them into pieces that are guided by the foundation laid down by the fathers of Emo-rap.
His music can be described as a heartfelt story that takes your mind through a journey of deep introspection, blended with infectious beats and hooks that keep the listener coming back from more.
Stylistically, Rico Sixx’s music echoes influences from some of the greats, notably Xxxtentacion, Juice Wrld, and Lil Peep.
Rico Sixx started music after being encouraged by people he looked the part of a rockstar. He quit being a regular on the streets and took music seriously.
From then on, he’s linked up with producers: THXLUKE, BelieveInAngelz, CoshMadeIt who have helped helm his sound and also collaborated with NYCL KAI on “Throw It Back” who he also went on a tour with.
He’s released three singles: Crazy, Alone and Throw It Back with NYCL KAI.
For Rico, the music flows through him and manifests as a scrapbook. It serves as a journal of all of the interactions he’s had with people, moments he’s shared with them, and all the feelings associated with all the experiences life has thrown his way.
His lyrics are vivid and visceral and stays true to the idea that storytelling comes from the heart
Q: When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
I live in a studio, so I’ve never got stressed. I probably would only get stressed if my engineer was busy and couldn’t record me but I know how to record myself it’s just a little more difficult to catch a vibe.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Meditations help me thru a lot!
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Songs come to me super easy! I freestyle all of my work so when I get in the booth I feel out the vibes and move forward from there!
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
I attract abundance.
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Expressions, emotions, pain, passion, freedom
Q: You write all of your music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
Everything comes from the top of my head! I draw inspiration from trials in my life or just try to make music that everyone can relate to and feel. But I mainly make music for myself to cope with my problems.
Q: Who are your inspirations?
My inspirations come from Xxx, Juice Wrld, Lil Peep are my main inspirations. My mother plays a big role in inspiration as well.
Q: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
I would say it’s deff something that doesn’t come easy and that it takes a lot of patience, your going to have to put a lot of hours in. But it’s a beautiful struggle
Q: Which instruments do you play?
I play a little of the piano, drums and I want to learn the guitar.
Q: Is your family musical?
Q: What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
In my bedroom, making music with my partner Luke. Also, there were a lot of times we’ve spent in the amazing studio! My engineer is the funniest guy I know. Super good vibes and super great work ethic.
Q: Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Yes! I’m influenced a lot by old records. So many, from Hi-Five to Jackson 5 to New Edition and more! I love oldies!
Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
This a good question! I remember one time I fell on stage and pulled it off and acting like I was rolling on the floor and no one noticed. I’ve only fallen once!
Q: Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Opposite, I get a rush of energy and I turn this switch on that makes me focus on only the show. A lot of the time I will find a focal point in the crowd that makes me comfortable and go back to it if I get nervous.
Q: What advice would you give to nervous beginners?
You signed up for this! and rehearsal in your bedroom deff helps! I sing all my songs in the studio like I’m performing them!
Q: Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?
It’s only a good session if Luke is there! haha. My engineer plays a big role in my vibe in the studio! Shout out, Luke!
Q: Do you teach music?
Maybe one day!