Ricky Styles (@RickyStylesDSG) – â€œShake Thatâ€
Battling back through the adversity of almost losing his leg and ability to walk in a near fatal 2014 shooting Bay Area rapper, well-known pimp and hustlerÂ RickyÂ StylesÂ has been resurrected with a new set of singles and visuals to be released in the coming months.
While his 2017 â€œFacetimeâ€ record gained traction with the blog sites and DJâ€™s in the Bay Area,Â RickyÂ Stylesâ€™Â new recordÂ â€œShake Thatâ€Â has been picking up on the East Coast after DJ Self and DJ EnuffÂ began spinning the record onÂ Sirius/XM.
Having lost his brother at a young age to street violence,Â RickyÂ StylesÂ was inspired by his brotherâ€™s motivational words to pursue his musical career.
â€œMy brother got killed in Upland after he ended up getting shot in the back with a .32. He wanted me to rap for real, but it was crazy because he didnâ€™t like anyone but Lil Wayne,â€Â RickyÂ StylesÂ explained. â€œHe was really particular when it came to his music, but he said I â€˜had the voice.â€™ He said once I perfected it, I was gonna be hard out here, so I just focused on that and Iâ€™ve been pushing ever since.â€
A street veteranÂ RickyÂ StylesÂ was 11 years old when he hit the block hustling with his brother and friends in the neighborhood trying to make money in various ways.
â€œWe was trying to get that money man, I was 11 when I hit the streets and I had eventually bought a studio in my early teens, so I had no choice but to start recording and developing myself as an artist.â€
But the streets would catch up to him and whileÂ RickyÂ Stylesâ€™Â brother faced the unfortunate outcome of losing his life to gun violence.Â RickyÂ would also fight that same battle as his leg was amputated and reattached after taking multiple shots to the legs, stomach and chest in 2014. At one point the doctors saidÂ RickyÂ would never walk again but believing in the power of the mind,Â RickyÂ never quit.