Akoo Spring 2011 Featuring Ricky Blaze

Akoo Spring 2011 Featuring Ricky Blaze

With international radio hits such as “Took the Night” by Chelly, “You and I,” and “Feel Free,”
the Atlantic Recording Artist, Ricky Blaze, is the hottest artist to hit the Crossover market.
This young talent is stamping his name in the music world. At the tender age of 17, Ricky Blaze
was just testing the waters when he produced and wrote the Dancehall record, “Badman Forward,”
which was the number one Dancehall and Crossover record on the charts in 2006.

The aspiring music mogul continues to produce mega hits that every genre can relate to.
Ricky Blaze is not only a talented producer, but an accomplished writer as well. Naturally being
an artist who is not afraid to expand his horizons, Ricky sets an example for young music professionals
who aspire to succeed in the entertainment industry.

The Dancehall sensation has now applied his music talents to fashion as he is an official representative
of the Akoo fashion line. Akoo is the hottest emerging urban fashion line, and has partnered with Ricky
to debut their new Spring line. ” I am glad to be apart of a brand like Akoo. I love the fact that Akoo infuses
fashion and music together.” Says Ricky Blaze. You can see Rick’y Akoo advert upcoming in magazines such
as the trendy lifestyle pub, YRB Magazine. “We are excited to both debut the Akoo brand in our soon to be
released ECO Spring Fashion issue, as well continuing to explore the growing talents of artists such as
NY’s own, Ricky Blaze.” Says Associate Publisher, Sean Griffith.

Currently, Ricky Blaze is working on his self-titled EP named, Ricky Blaze, which is set to release mid-March 2011.
Having worked with some of the world’s biggest names such as Perez Hilton, Nicki Minaj, Jazmine Sullivan,
Mr. Lexx, Reddaz, featured on Scion’s New Soundtrack titled, 5 The Hard Way, Ricky is ready to take his
music and genre to new heights. Check out Ricky modeling the Akoo line on
http://www.akooclothingbrand.com/ and check out his music on www.mynameisrickyblaze.com.

About Ricky Blaze:

As a young man in his early twenties, the Brooklyn producer songwriter, and singer Ricky Blaze is among
the best with a take on teen dance culture. Not only does he do his thing with reggae hits, Ricky’s also got
a grip on the pop music scene. Ricky Blaze’s fusion of Reggae, Dance, and Pop have him reaching beloved
status as a producer and an artist as he told the Jamaica Observer “it’s challenging for me to try to get people
to understand where I want to go with my music. A lot of people just want the same old radio stuff and are
afraid to take risks.”

In addition producing his own music, Ricky has produced Gyptian’s Billboard hit “Hold You,” and has sold
over 300,000 U.S. units of his own version of the song – setting a new record for the Dancehall genre.
Ricky has also produced for Billboard artists including Jim Jones, Jadakiss, DJ Webstar, Major Lazer, and
has recently worked on Jazmine Sullivan’s single “Luv Back.” His most current single in rotation is “Feel Free,”
which is a club banging Reggae/Pop track featuring Jim Jones and Nicki Minaj, and has been featured on
Scion Radio titled 5 The Hard Way EP along with other Dancehalll artists like Mr. Lexx and Redddaz.

In addition to all that he has accomplished within the music industry, Ricky Blaze is also a pioneer in men’s
fashion. Blending current trends with his own fashion style, Ricky keeps his look up to par with his musical
taste. For more information on Ricky Blaze visit www.mynameisrickyblaze.com

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