Rico Pressley

Mike WiLL Made-it and the Ear Drummers team are introducing the label’s newest signee, Rico Pressley,​ with the
release of two strikingly diverse tracks. Hailing from Marietta, Georgia (the same hometown as Mike WiLL himself),
the 19-year old artist fits in seamlessly with the Ear Drummers’ southern-rooted roster, and sonically, he’s already
signaling his own promising trajectory. “I.F.W.I​” and “Socialite​” encapsulate the energy that Rico first revealed at this
year’s SXSW​ performance when he opened for Rae Sremmurd. “I.F.W.I” is an easy-to-digest banger with its trappy,
piano-based beat filled with gritty 808s, and in “Socialite” Pressley taps an intriguing falsetto reminiscent of Swae
Lee’s bridge from the SremmLife 2 stand-out, “Swang”. Coming on the heels of this year’s Ear Drummers releases--
Trouble’s “Edgewood” mixtape and Rae Sremmurd’s innovative three-sided album “SR3MM”-- Rico Pressley’s
signing was announced by Mike WiLL via Twitter, noting that his debut mixtape, SKIPP’N SCHOOL LIKE FERRIS, is ​
coming soon. Up until signing, Rico had amassed over 200,000 plays from a small but dedicated following on
SoundCloud.



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Subgenre: Hip-Hop / Rap
From: Marietta, GA