Open for Buisness
There are people who walk in a room and no one will notice and then there are people who walk - in and everyone has to find out who they are and what they're about; this definitely defines Ricochet Lakewood AKA Ricki. Born and raised in Far Rockaway, NY as Verleiz Robinson, Ricochet pulls most of her determination from knowing there is more outside of the box. Ricki is a graduate from Wood- Tobe Coburn, earning a degree in Fashion Design and is Magna cum laude graduate of Touro College with a B.A. in Education and Psychology. Ricki remains a honored student while working on her new album Open For Business. Always finding time to be a crafty manipulator of words. Ricki has been writing since before 1993, being inspired by artist such as L.L.Cool, Wu-tang, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Nas, Nonchalant, Heather B, groups like Total, and that's just to name a few. However, she did not start seriously writing till 1998, when she meet, both label mate and husband Foul Al; it was his pointing out to her, her true potential that made Ricki become serious about her. However, it's been her decision to keep her talent under wraps, as a RENNY secret till now. Foul Al and Ricki's mother played a big part in the influence of her album. It's been two years since the diagnoses of her mother's cancer, and as her mother fought cancer relentlessly and gracefully, she demands Ricki does the same with her many talents. Thus Ricochet is born and has come for Business not for play. Each track on the Album has earned a spot from a place of truth. Times of joy, pain and laughter. There is something for everyone to enjoy.