German/Japanese rapper Ricky Official was born and raised in hip-hop culture in Germany, and when he left his homeland in 2014, he headed straight to Atlanta, Georgia. His debut track, ‘Work In Progression’, is accompanied by a music video shot in black and white.
The track is ahead of his debut, ‘Flying High’, a project which talks about the ups and downs in relationships and life.
Ricky Official takes his inspiration from the likes of 2Pac, Nas, Big L, and Rakim, and hopes to also emulate their lyrics. His fans, who he styles as “The Officials”, consider his unique sound to be a blend of Kendrick Lamar and Anderson Paak.
The video for ‘Work In Progression’ shows Ricky writing some lyrics, with his partner looking on, wishing she was the sole focus of his attention. He meets up with producers, records the track, and takes the demo CDs out to new fans – while missing the anniversary date with his love. He tells her, “If you can just bear with me, I’ll make it worth your while.” He returns home to find her packing to leave, but he catches her just in time – and it all works out.