Ricky Villarreal is an artist haling from the Southwest Side of Chicago. Born and
raised in the Midway area of the South side, Ricky has been making music for nearly
ten years starting in 2008. Growing up, Ricky was a generally quiet kid who wasn’t
surrounded by a lot of music. That was until in 2007 when a friend in grammar
school introduced him to Chicago legend Kanye West and his new album at the time,
Graduation. From there, he started listening to Lil Wayne’s music after his verse on
“Barry Bonds”. He also discovered other genres later on ranging from alternative
rock, pop, and Latin music. Ricky began to make music secretly, telling nobody
about it. He stopped two years later but then soon came back in 2014 releasing
music for the public to here. He has since dropped 4 mixtapes : Pieces, Talk to You
Soon, Entropy, and the latest Niño as well as 4 EPs. 


-Celia Borg