They've lost a group member but Pretty Ricky is still going strong. In this SOHH exclusive we talk to Baby Blue, Spectacular, Slick and the brand new group member 4 Play about how they plan to take it back with their upcoming release, 80's Babies.
Last fall internet rumors started swirling around Pretty Ricky, saying the group from Miami, Floria was breaking up. Though PR didn't disband, they did lose a member. Pleasure, the R&B singer is no longer a part of Pretty Ricky. Luckily, the guys didn't have to look far to find the replacement who Baby Blue describes as a "perfect fit." 4 Play, a singer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ,was right in front of their eyes.
"On the last tour; the Late Night Special Tour, I was on tour with them boys," 4Play said. "When everything happened I happened to be in the right place at the right time."
With their new member in place, the group set out to make an album that was a throwback to the days when albums consisted of more than just a few singles and a lot of filler tracks.
"We wanted to take it back to the 80's where R&B first met hip-hop," Baby Blue explained. "Where it was real baby, where it was real music. Pretty Ricky is real."
Although they looked to the past for inspiration Slick Em is quick to point out that Pretty Ricky has evolved since their last release, Late Night Special.
"This time around Pretty Ricky growed up because of where we been," he said. "We done traveled the world, we done been to places we never thought we woulda been, Mars and back. We done even went to Pluto."
Spectacular, agrees saying that the new 80's Babies album is stacked with big songs. "We got hard hits like Tyson fights but mo hits than Mayweather fights," he says.
80's Babies is scheduled to hit stores on August 26th, 2008.