Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Summer 19”?
The next single that I will release is titled “Summer 19”. The projected release date is Friday July 26th. It’s a fun, high energy song that will bring life to any party. Definitely something to listen to while at a pool party.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I wanted to create something that would make people want to get up and move around. Making music for me is about providing entertainment and creating an enjoyable experience for those that listen to my content.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
Yes, I plan to record and release a music video within one month time span of dropping the song. By August 26th there will be a video that displays the type of experience and energy that I want the world to receive when listening to Summer 19.
How was the recording and writing process?
This track in particular was a very fun experience for me. I woke up one morning feeling inspired and energetic. I found a beat and began my freestyling process. All of my music is freestyle. Once I found the right topic and vibe for the beat, one thing led to another and boom I had a full track one hour later.
What role does Madison play in your music?
Madison is a great launch pad for creating music. There isn’t much attention on the Midwest so it’s easy to capture attention and get everyone to tune in. Also, being a UW Madison graduate it is my goal to put this city on the map. As well as the entire Midwest. It’s just keeps me motivated to see all of my associates and friends chasing their dreams and building off of one another.
How has Jay Z and Drake influenced your writing?
Drake has influenced me to create a legacy. To change my music as time goes on. To allow my music to mature and adapt as I myself have matured and adapted to my environment. The most influential person in the game for me personally is Jay Z. The empire that he has built and the legacy he has left behind and continues to write is something that inspires, motivates and pushes me to perform to the best of my ability, not only in a musical way but also as a young entrepreneur.
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes there will be 2 albums on the way before the end of 2019. I have approximately 40 records tracks sitting in the vault just waiting to be released. All in due time.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The earliest release date of July 26th with summer 19. More content will be released at a date that is still to be determined.
Any plans to hit the road?
I am not traveling just quite yet. I have been working very vigorously behind the scenes to establish a much deeper foundation for myself than just music. Before I can travel, I must first accomplish my goals and establish a rock-solid foundation both in Madison and the Midwest.
What else is happening next in Rico Savage’s world?
Besides creating music, I am currently working towards opening a Hip Hop Club Venue here in Madison. The club is expected to be up and running early 2020. Once that project has been accomplished the music will begin to flow and content will be released very frequently.