Riky Rick Reacts On The Criticism He Received In America That He Tries To Sound More Like Nas:
Riky Rick Comments On The Criticism He Received In America That He Tries To Sound More Like Nas. Would you agree that Riky Rick sounds like Nas as a rapper?
In most cases SA rappers are accused of imitating rappers from other countries such as America. Riky Rick opened up about how being accused of sounding like Nas made him feel like.
“There was an incident, a life-changing incident. I was invited to LA by one of my homies,” Riky said in one of his Lab Live YouTube episodes.
He said he performed one of his releases in a casual studio session but, the response was not what he anticipated.
“They said to me: ‘Yo! I thought you are from South Africa. Why does it sound like you are trying to sound like Nas?’
“I was heartbroken because this is the music I have been working on my whole life, and they were saying I was trying to sound like I’m from LA or New York.
“That was the most disappointing, heartbreaking feedback I had ever received. Basically they told me in the nicest way possible that I’m fake,” he said.
After that Sidlu’ukotini rapper thrived to keep his sound as local as he can.