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|Birth name||Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly|
|Born||May 7, 1997|
New York City, U.S.
Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an American rapper and record producer. Originating her career from Maryland, Kelly was exposed to rap music at a very young age. Kelly released two mixtapes in 2016:The Rico Story and Sugar Trap. Both tapes gained her notable attention from the media and the general public.
Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly was born an only child on May 7, 1997 in New York City, to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father. Kelly was raised in Prince George's County, Maryland and was exposed to rap music at a very young age. Her father was also a rapper, she quickly picked up the same nuances of rapping from him. She grew up listening to artists like Bob Marley, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Nas, and Jill Scott.
At age eleven, she and her mother moved to the Palmer Park area of Maryland. When she was in the sixth grade, Kelly's parents enrolled her in a Baltimore boarding school. That same year, her parents divorced. Kelly was expelled from the boarding school after she and another student were caught with marijuana. She then attended public school and began making music.
Kelly started rapping while still in high school, and released her first mixtape, Summer's Eve, when she was in eleventh grade. After graduating from high school, she started focusing on her music career and released two mixtapes in 2016: The Rico Story and Sugar Trap. Both tapes gained her notable attention from the media and the general public. Kelly also released the single "Hey Arnold," which was later remixed featuring Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty.
In June 2017, Kelly released her single "Poppin'" which quickly garnered over 5 million views on YouTube. The single was also featured on the HBO hit show Insecure. Kelly's 5th mixtape Sugar Trap 2 featured the single as well as Kelly’s other popular single "Key Lime OG". Rolling Stone listed Sugar Trap 2 as one of 2017's best Rap Albums.
In December 2018, the rapper released a track titled “Guap (LaLaLa)" and in January 2019 she released “Roof“.
In February 2019, Rico’s single "Sandy" as well as the documentary "Countin' Up" were released.
In April 2019, Rico and producer Kenny Beats released a mixtape called "Anger Management"
|The Rico Story||
|Tales of Tacobella||
|Sugar Trap 2||
|Anger Management (with Kenny Beats)||
As lead artist
|"iCarly"||2016||The Rico Story|
|"Hey Arnold"||Sugar Trap|
|"Choppa In The Trunk"|
(with Tino Loud, Chelly The MC, WillThaRapper)
|"Block List"||2017||Tales of Tacobella|
|"Poppin"||Sugar Trap 2|
|"Key Lime OG"|
(with Kenny Beats featuring Baauer and EarthGang)
As featured artist
(Baby Ahk featuring Rico Nasty)
(Maya Milan featuring Rico Nasty)
(Bali Baby featuring Rico Nasty & Hoodrich Pablo Juan)
(Bali Baby featuring Rico Nasty)
(3ohblack featuring Rico Nasty)
|2017||Leggin or Nah 4|
(Dame featuring Rico Nasty)
|Life of Dame 2|
(Chubby Chuck featuring Rico Nasty)
(DJ ClockWork featuring Rico Nasty, Kairose, Deshon Taylor)
(Big Mechoo featuring Fat Trel, Rico Nasty)
|They Callin' Me Mechoo|
(Niqo featuring Rico Nasty)
|If I Could|
(Yunggt3z featuring Big Tee, Rico Nasty)
(Barz da Lyricist featuring Rico Nasty)
(lil aaron featuring Rico Nasty)
|"Rick and Morty"
(LIL PHAG featuring Rico Nasty and Dr. Woke)
|God Hates Lil Phag|
(Dana featuring Rico Nasty)
(Swisha C featuring Rico Nasty)
(GainesFM featuring Rico Nasty)
|Death of Fame|
(Injury Reserve featuring Rico Nasty and Pro Teens)
(Aja featuring Rico Nasty)
(Doja Cat featuring Rico Nasty)
|"Love Is Like A Moshpit"
(Duckwrth featuring Rico Nasty and Medasin)
|The Falling Man|
(10k.Caash featuring Rico Nasty)
|"Hey Arnold (Remix)"
(with Lil Yachty)
|"Smack a Bitch"||2018|
|"Party Goin Dumb"|
|"Big Dick Energy"|
|2019||"Old Town Road"||Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus|
- The Sugar Trap Tour (2017)
- The Nasty Tour (2018)
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