Mass Appeal X Rico Wade – “I Am Atlanta” Interview


Rico Wade “I Am Atlanta”


Rico Wade is still in it to win it. The Atlanta music scene has many founding fathers, but none loom larger than the man whose basement studio, aka “The Dungeon,” became the musical petri dish that cultivated the Organized Noize production team (along with Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown) and the Dungeon Family (Outkast, Goodie Mob, and a plethora of lesser known but profoundly influential Atlanta hip hop and soul acts) is still making music and cultivating new talent. Quiet as it’s kept, Wade’s cousin Future honed his skills in the Dungeon during the late ‘90s. These days, Rico is focused on developing a young artist named Yakki Divioshi, whose song “D.R.A.K.E.” premiered on Mass Appeal and has gone on to generate serious buzz in the ATL streets. To hear Rico tell it, that’s just the beginning— and Rico’s not a bad judge of talent. But don’t take our word for it, let the man speak for himself… Read More


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