Rico Nasty is not your average female rapper. Born Maria Kelly, Rico is coming out of the DMV with her own trademark sound, “Sugar Trap” that matches her colorful attitude, fresh style, and outlandishly creative mind. Her first single iCarly received over 920,000 YouTube views in just seven months. She followed that with “Hey Arnold,” a song that got the attention of fellow next generation superstar Lil Yachty, who jumped on the remix to the song and from there her profile has steadily risen.
2017 proved to be a landmark year for the rising star with the release of her two mixtapes “Tales of Tacobella” (May 2017) and her most recent follow up “Sugar Trap 2” (October 2017) receiving national recognition from Complex, XXL, Fader, Noisey and more. The latter features what some may argue to be her biggest smash yet, “Poppin”- which can be found on HBO’s hit series “Insecure.” To conclude this stellar year, Rico Nasty hit the road for her very first headline tour across 9 cities!
2018 is going to be a true breakout year for Rico, from notable claims by Billboard who claimed, Rico Nasty is “One Of The 10 Hip Hop and R&B Artists To Watch in 2018” to dawning the cover of The Fader’s summer issue. This is just the beginning.