South African rapper Priddy Ugly opens up on his relationship with Riky Rick
In a new interview with the hosts of the podcast The Sobering, the MC, who recently released a deluxe version of his 2017 album, E.G.Y.P.T., shares a story about his relationship with fellow rapper Riky Rick.
It all began when his verse was kicked out of the video version of Frank Casino‘s 2016 single “Sauce.”
Priddy wasn’t bitter about this as he assumed his longtime friend had his reasons.
“The backend of the story why they cut out the verse was politics,”
“The Gs he (Frank) was rolling with at the time, Cut Throat, the Rikys… I’m not really cool with them, I will say it.”
He added he doesn’t take anything away from Riky.
“I won’t lie, as a family dude, he’s a stand-up guy, as a musician, the energy, the aesthetic, he’s Riky.
But I had a more personal experience with him.”
Priddy says around the time he was working on the song “In The Mood,” Riky was keen on working with his producer Wichi 1080.
He was then alerted by the photographer and director YeahLenzo that Riky wanted to jump on the remix of the song “OMG” from Priddy’s debut EP You Don’t Know Me Yet.
“I’m like, ‘that shit already dropped, Wichi is already on that.
I got some new shit, can I bump him some new shit?'”
, “I didn’t believe Lenzo because he was hitting me up,
but Riky wasn’t saying nothing.
I’m like, ‘yo bro, you telling me about Riky, but Riky ain’t saying nothing to me.’
But okay, it’s all love.
Eventually Riky hits me up on some, ‘yo bro, I need you to come to the crib.
Before that, he had started tweeting about my project, so I’m like, ‘all right, shouts to Riky Rick one time.'”
Priddy then visited Riky’s crib.
He took with him his frequent collaborator and producer KLY and Wichi 1080.
Priddy played Riky some songs, including “02Hero” and “In The Mood.”
Riky was interested in “In The Mood.”
“But that night got weirder,”
. “A lot of people came through. It ended up being like an audition session of some sort.
I didn’t really understand what was going on.
We were bumpin’ my music and beats, but then there were other producers who were also bumpin’ their stuff. And then the Major League DJz came through, Cassper’s DJ came through.
And niggas were like ‘bump that shit again.’
And now Riky’s not in the room, so I didn’t really understand what was going on.
But he was on the phone handling some shit,
I could tell. And I was eventually like, ‘this thing,
I don’t know, I’m cool.
I’m cool with the situation, let’s leave.’ It was late anyway, 2am.”
Priddy says about the time he was at King Kotini‘s house
In the same interview, Priddy Ugly talks about why he left Ambitiouz Entertainment, and how he still owns the music he made under the label.
Artists such as B3nchMarQ, A-Reece and Fifi Cooper left the label last year, and they don’t own the music they made while still signed to the label.
Priddy Ugly also talks about how Speedy wanted to sign him, how Frank Casino put him on, among other interesting stories.