R.I.C.O. (song)

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"R.I.C.O."
Single by Meek Mill featuring Drake
from the album Dreams Worth More Than Money
ReleasedJune 29, 2015 (2015-06-29)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
GenreHip hop
Length3:19
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Meek Mill singles chronology
"All Eyes on You"
(2015)
"R.I.C.O."
(2015)
"Litty"
(2017)
Drake singles chronology
"100"
(2015)
"R.I.C.O."
(2015)
"Energy"
(2015)

"R.I.C.O." is a song by American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill, released as the third single from his second studio album Dreams Worth More Than Money, on June 29, 2015. The song features fellow rapper, Canadian recording artist Drake. The song was produced by Vinylz, Allen Ritter and Cubeatz. The song's title refers to the "Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations" Act.

Controversy[edit]

On July 22, 2015, Meek Mill publicly criticized the rapper Drake on Twitter, after being upset with Drake's non-involvement with the promotion of the album, claiming that he uses ghostwriters to write his song texts.[1] The controversy garnered Drake to respond with two diss songs within a week titled, "Charged Up", and "Back to Back".[2][3] Meek Mill responded with a counter-diss on July 31, 2015 with a diss song called "Wanna Know".

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."R.I.C.O."3:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 48
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[5] 37
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 40
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[7] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[8] 45

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angela Stephanou (July 22, 2015). "Meek Mill Says Drake Doesn't Write His Own Raps In Twitter Rant". Retrieved August 24, 2017. Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!
  2. ^ "Drake Fires Back at Meek Mill on ‘Charged Up’ | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Drake Disses Meek Mill Again on ‘Back to Back’ Freestyle | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  6. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Meek Mill Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Billboard Hot Rap Songs - 2015". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  9. ^ "American single certifications – Meek Mill – R.I.C.O." Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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