Ricco Barrino

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Ricco Barrino
Birth name Kassim Vonricco Washington
Also known as Kassim Washington, K.V. Washington, Kassim Vonricco Washington
Born March 20, 1980
High Point, North Carolina, United States
Genres R&B, soul, hip hop soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Grand Hustle (current)
Othaz (former)
Associated acts Fantasia Barrino, T.I., Tigo B
Website Official website

Kassim Vonricco Washington (born March 20, 1980),[1] best known by his stage name Ricco Barrino, is an American R&B recording artist and songwriter from High Point, North Carolina. He is also the brother of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and nephew of The Barrino Brothers. In 2006, he released his debut single "Bubble Gum".

In 2009, Barrino secured a recording contract with American rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. He has been featured on songs from several high-profile recording artists, including T.I.'s "Porn Star" from Paper Trail (2008), B.o.B's "5th Dimension" from The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010) and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's "Gone", from their reunion album Uni-5: The World's Enemy (2010).[2]

Musical career[edit]

In 2006, after hearing an Eminem song while at a strip club, Ricco Barrino was inspired to write a song titled "Bubble Gum", which became a local hit.[3] The song, which was officially released as Barrino's debut single by North Carolina-based independent hip hop label Othaz Records, caught the attention of Grand Hustle co-founder Jason Geter and Atlantic records.[3] In 2006, he made an appearance on his sister Fantasia Barrino's second album, Fantasia, on the song "Bore Me (Yawn)". In 2008, Grand Hustle label-boss T.I., featured Barrino on a song titled "Porn Star", which was included on his multi-platinum sixth album Paper Trail. In 2009, Barrino obtained his first chart placement, with the single "Futuristic Love (Elroy)", which Barrino appeared on alongside Grand Hustle newcomer Yung L.A.. The single reached number 55 on US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2010, he made appearances on his sister's reality show Fantasia for Real.[4][5]

On January 12, 2012, Ricco Barrino released a mixtape titled Twenty 12 Play.[6] The mixtape's title is a play on fellow American singer R. Kelly's 1993 album 12 Play, which Barrino considers a huge influence on his music.[3] He released another mixtape, titled Musical Evolution, on March 28, 2013, which was made available via the iTunes Store.[1] On March 21, 2014, Barrino released his debut extended play (EP), titled From the Club to the Crib.[7] The EP, which spawned the single "Drift", includes production from Grand Hustle in-house producer Keith Mack. In 2015, Barrino garnered more recognition when he was featured on the single "California" by American rapper Colonel Loud, which was considered a radio hit, among many including HipHopDX, HotNewHipHop, AllHipHop, Complex and more.[8][9][10][11][12] On June 3, 2016, Barrino released an EP titled Vibes, in collaboration with frequent collaborator Tigo B.[13]



List of extended-plays, with selected details
Title Details
From the Club to the Crib
(with Tigo B)
Ferrari Infidelity EP


List of mixtapes, with selected details
Title Details
Twenty 12 Play
Musical Evolution


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Bubble Gum"[16] 2006 non-album single
"Go Head"[17] 2010 Musical Evolution
(featuring Fantasia)
2012 non-album single
"Drift"[19] 2014 From the Club to the Crib
(featuring Tigo B)
2016 Vibes
"Come to the Money"[21]
(with Colonel Loud)
non-album single
"Pray for Me"[22] non-album single
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles by title, year, peak chart positions, and album
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Futuristic Love (Elroy)"
(Yung L.A. featuring Ricco Barrino)
2009 55 non-album single
(Bone Thugs-n-Harmony featuring Ricco Barrino)
2010 Uni5: The World's Enemy
"I'm Ready"[24]
(Total Kaos featuring Bigga Rankin, Doe B and Ricco Barrino)
2013 Dope Boi Bible
"One Night"[25]
(Yungin featuring Ricco Barrino)
2014 non-album single
(Tigo B featuring Ricco Barrino)
Rise: A Gemini Story
"Kuntry Love"[27]
(The Kuntry Boyz featuring Ricco Barrino)
2015 Kuntry Made Hood Raised
(Colonel Loud featuring T.I., Young Dolph and Ricco Barrino)
102 32 non-album single
(DJ Echo featuring Ricco Barrino, Bettie Grind, Big Mike, Sequence and Fletcher)
"Ms. Carolina"[30]
(Jadon Success featuring Ricco Barrino)
non-album single
"Known Unknown"[31]
(Joshua Gunn featuring Ricco Barrino)
"No Rachets"[32]
(Colonel Loud featuring Ricco Barrino)
"Want Your Body"[33]
(Mags Gabana featuring Ricco Barrino and Ivy Monae)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single songs with guest appearances from Ricco Barrino
Title Year Album Artist(s)
"Long Time Comin'" 2005 Da Vinci Code N/A
"Don't Hate" P-Wonda, Juliani, O-Shabazz, Blu Raspberry
"Wrong Idea" P-Wonda, Juliani, O-Shabazz, Big Sty
"All This Time" Rolling with the Punches Brandon D.
"You Know What It Iz" Othaz Records Presents..... 2.3 P-Wonda
"Bore Me (Yawn)" 2006 Fantasia Fantasia Barrino
"Propane" 2008 N/A T.I.
"Porn Star" Paper Trail
"Soul of a Man" My Turn to Eat Big Kuntry King
"Let Me Hold You" N/A Lil Duval, Cash Camp
"In the Shower"[34] Respect the Hustle, Vol. 2 Young Dro
"Free" 2009 Unexpected Angie Stone
"Everybody Know Me" Position of Power [Special Edition] Juice, Alfamega, Roccett
"Take It Off"[35] Trench Atlanta 2 (Nard & B Edition) Lil Ru
"Rock wit You (Remix)"[36] N/A Ace Hood, Busta Rhymes, Mistah F.A.B.
"From Nuthin"[37] 2010 Cocaine 2 Big Kuntry King
"5th Dimension" B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray B.o.B
"Ooh Wee" Frontline DJ E. Sudd, Tigo B
"In My Zone" N/A Mica Swain
"She Got It" New Moon
"Grindin'" Ten Toes Down 8Ball & MJG
"Freak U" In the Building Stuey Rock, Alley Boy
"Pay Up"[38] 2011 Bang x3 Killer Mike
"Bananaz (Remix)" 2012 N/A Ray J, Rick Ross
"Chocolate Dream"[39] Fruits of My Labor Brisco
"Ms. Carolina"[40] 2015 N/A Jadon Success
"Paid Like a MF"[41] Plug Talk Colonel Loud, Cap 1
"California"[41] Colonel Loud, Young Dolph
"Hood Gospel"[42] Da Reality Show Young Dro
"Beat It Up"[43] 2016 Big Black & Ugly Mike Digg
"Somebody"[44] The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 E-40

Music videos[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
(Colonel Loud featuring T.I., Young Dolph and Ricco Barrino)
2015 Iconick[45]


  1. ^ a b "Ricco Barrino Calls In To Talk About New Mixtape « Power 98 WPEG". Power98fm.cbslocal.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  2. ^ Ziegbe, Mawuse. "What Will B.o.B's Next Hit Be? - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV." New Music Videos, Reality TV Shows, Celebrity News, Top Stories | MTV. 29 June 2010. Web. 18 Oct. 2010. [1]
  3. ^ a b c http://allhiphop.com/2016/01/27/exclusive-my-five-firsts-ricco-barrino-california-t-i-fantasia-strip-clubs/
  4. ^ "T.I. Signs Fantasia’s Brother Ricco to Grand Hustle | Sound Off | BET.com". Blogs.bet.com. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  5. ^ "North Cak’s Ricco Barrino Signs with Grand Hustle Records! | On Point Magazine Online". Onpointonline.wordpress.com. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Twenty 12 Play (Hosted By DJ E. Sudd)". HotNewHipHop. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  7. ^ a b http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/26757/ricco-barrino-from-the-club-to-the-crib.html
  8. ^ http://www.complex.com/music/2015/11/colonel-loud-new-video-premiere-california-feat-ti-young-dolph-ricco-barrino
  9. ^ http://allhiphop.com/2015/11/30/colonel-loud-ft-t-i-young-dolph-rico-barrino-california-video/
  10. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/colonel-loud-california-feat-young-dolph-ricco-barrino-and-ti-new-song.1966845.html
  11. ^ http://hiphopdx.com/singles/id.32607/title.colonel-louds-california-remixes-with-snoop-dogg-too-hort-bun-b-paul-wall
  12. ^ https://www.prohbtd.com/stories/colonel-loud-brings-southern-style-to-california
  13. ^ a b http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.39075/title.tigo-b-x-ricco-barrino-present-good-vibes-with-dj-esudd-hosted-ep
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ferrari-infidelity-ep/id1156883708
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Musical Evolution by Ricco Barrino". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Bubble Gum - Single by Ricco Barrino". Itunes.apple.com. 2006-08-08. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Go Head by Ricco Barrino". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hood (feat. Fantasia) - Single by Ricco Barrino". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drift-single/id847761957
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vibe-feat.-tigo-b-single/id1119373242
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/come-to-the-money-single/id1124680072
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pray-for-me-single/id1137578133
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Gone (feat. Ricco Barrino) - Single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  24. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-ready-feat.-bigga-rankin/id678726480
  25. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-night-feat.-ricco-barrino/id820993861
  26. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/69-feat.-ricco-barrino-single/id897230791
  27. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kuntry-love-feat.-ricco-barrino/id977305499
  28. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/california-feat.-t.i.-young/id1028718403
  29. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/w.d.m.d.-feat.-ricco-barrino/id977420233
  30. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ms.carolina-feat.-ricco-barrino/id1017146931
  31. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/known-unknown-feat.-ricco/id1032431040
  32. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-ratchets-feat.-ricco-barrino/id1092375120
  33. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/want-your-body-feat.-ricco/id1147433469
  34. ^ http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/3302/respect_the_hustle_vol_2.html
  35. ^ http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/10752/trench_atlanta_2.html
  36. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9SO9829hJU
  37. ^ http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/11310/big_kuntry_king_cocaine_2.html
  38. ^ http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/13752/killer_mike_bang_x3.html
  39. ^ Brisco Follow @BriscoOpaLocka  . "Brisco ft. Ricco Barrino - Chocolate Dream | Listen & Download". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2013-12-08. 
  40. ^ https://soundcloud.com/jadonsuccess/jadon-success-ft-ricco-barrino-ms-carolina
  41. ^ a b https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plug-talk/id1032130371
  42. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/da-reality-show/id1031704299
  43. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/big-black-ugly-feat.-young/id1148390059
  44. ^ http://www.musictimes.com/articles/73777/20161006/e-40-d-boy-diary-books-1-2-double-album-tracklist-release-date.htm
  45. ^ http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/colonel-loud-feat-ti-young-dolph-ricco-barrino-california-video-new-video.36111.html

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