From Riky Rick’s 1st Whip to Being a Jazz Music Fan: 5 Interesting Facts About the Late SA Rapper and Fashionista

  • Riky Rick is one of Mzansi’s most successful rappers and he was also a loving husband, father and fashionista.
  • In addition to playing music, the Zonke Boss hitmaker was the founder of the Cotton Fest music festival and owner of Cotton Club Records
  • The star owned a pair of 20 glasses and his first car for R11,000 and was a huge fan of jazz musicians such as Jeff Lorber and Nduduzo Makhathini.

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Riky Rick was one of the most popular South African rappers. The Zonke Boss hitmaker was a husband, father of two and a fashionista.

Riky Rick bought his first car for R11,000. Image: @rikyrickworld
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The founder of the Cotton Fest music festival was also the owner of a record label, Cotton Club Records. He inspired South African youth during his lifetime and celebrated young trendsetters.

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In brief News takes a look at five interesting facts most of his fans don’t know about their favorite late hip-hop artist.

1. 20 pairs of glasses

The rapper owned 20 pairs of glasses at one point. He shared that he had to wear them since he was a child, but never had a pair of glasses he liked to wear. He hilariously revealed that he lost them all. He used to wear them when he arrived but had to throw them away when “it got the Black Coffee vibe”.

2. His love for jazz music

Although he has been a rapper for his entire career, the star has listened to a lot of jazz music in his spare time. SowetanLIVE reports that his favorite producers of the genre, associated with older or serious people, were Gil Scott-Heron, Grove Washington Jr, Jeff Lorber and Nduduzo Makhathini.

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3. Education

The star studied psychology as a major for a year at the university level. At the time, he shared that he was trying to do a communications degree. He then decided to do something more arty. The star added that he should have continued studying psychology.

4. First car

Riky Rick bought his first car for around R11,000. It was a 1979 Mitsubishi Lancer. He shared that he always had trouble opening the windows with his whip. Before he had his own vehicle, he used to drive around in his mother’s car until she asked him to buy hers.

5. Inadvertent overflow

Although he was one of the few successful rappers of his time, the rapper-turned-businessman struggled with depression for a long time. His untimely passing on February 23 shook the entire Mzansi entertainment industry. King Kotini will be remembered for being a trendsetter and an inspiration to the country’s youth.

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Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee describe Riky Rick as the life of the party

In other entertainment news, In brief News reported that Riky Rick’s memorial service was held at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The late rapper was buried on Tuesday March 1.

Mzansi celebrities came out in droves to celebrate the life of the Zonke Boss hitmaker. He died on February 23 at the age of 34. Speaking at his memorial, Cassper Nyovest said King Kotini was his idol.

He shared that the late award-winning star was everything he wanted to be. Outlined black coffee Riky Rick like the life of the party. He shared that wherever Riky went, he spread love.

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