Who is Ricco?
Adym Alyxander Yorba, better known by his online alias “Ricco,” is an American hip hop artist and songwriter who is really popular as a TikTok star and YouTuber. He is known online by several other pseudonyms as well: ‘Its Ricco tho’, ‘Lastmann’, and ‘Papi Ricco’. This young California native rose to prominence with his TikTok account, ‘last_mann’ where his videos of lip-syncing and performing to songs have amassed more than 1.3 million followers. His fame on TikTok has spread to other social media platforms as well. He has 340 thousand followers on Instagram, while 69.1 thousand people follow him on Twitter. He has two YouTube channels. One is for personal content, where he has 677 thousand subscribers. On the second one, he uploads the latest videos from his budding music career. He released his first EP ‘Single Handed’ on 2 March 2016. Ricco has multiple tattoos, including two pineapples on both sides of his neck. Over time, as his fans started to associate him with the fruit, he embraced the notion and made the fruit his logo.
Ricco’s career started in the most unlikely of places, in his bedroom! He recorded his TikTok videos in the confinement of the four walls, and posted them on the site. He uploaded his first Instagram photograph on December 31, 2015. As a new year dawned, so did a star in this digital age. Through his self-taught dance moves and an inherent charisma, he began to build up a loyal and huge fanbase. TikTok, in many ways, is quite restrictive, and many performances suffer because of it. Ricco, however, has a rawness to him that oozes out every time he performs for his audience. He set up his main YouTube channel all the way back in June 2012. These days, his videos regularly get hundreds of thousands views, with the most popular one having over two million views. He mainly posts reaction videos, challenges, and Q&A’s on this channel.
Ricco is one of the few internet stars who seem to be making a successful transition to the mainstream. He wrote, produced, performed, and distributed his first EP ‘Single Handed’ in early 2016. The 5-track EP was warmly received by critics and public alike, and noted for being “Both autobiographical and reflective, a bittersweet window into the young producer’s soul.” The tracks ‘I Know’, ‘Lowkey’. and ‘Lebron James’ particularly were well-loved by his fans for their “hard-hitting lyrics, aggressive delivery, and innovative production”. Since then he has released the singles ‘Saucin on You’, ‘’Pablo’, and Guanpanese’. Comparisons are often been made between him and Justin Bieber for their apparently similar fashion sense.
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Controversies & Scandals
Some of Ricco’s gestures during his performances on TikTok are considered lewd by many and have kindled controversies. Thus he has developed somewhat of a notorious reputation. But that hardly seems to matter to his die-hard fans! Despite the controversies, or may be because of it, he is one of the most popular Musers of all time.
Ricco was born on June 24, 1996 in the city of Los Angeles in California, USA. He grew up with seven siblings in the Van Nuys neighbourhood. The name of one of his brothers is Sawyer. He still lives in Los Angeles.