Ricky Bats (BATS is an acronym for Born A True Spitter) grew up in the South Bronx section of New York City who has recorded over 100 tracks during a prison stint, where he recorded his first mixtape Bars Behind Bars: True Story No Gimmicks over the phone with his cousin Truly UrzZz. He came home from his bid in 2014 and has grown creatively as a songwriter and artist. Since coming home he’s recorded over 100 songs between Quad Studios in NYC and Stupid Genius Studio in Lowell, MA. He released his mixtape Bronx Born Prison Raised Vol. 1 less than 3 months after coming home.
This time, The Bronx and Brooklyn unite to bring that authentic sound back into New York’s Hip Hop culture. Ricky Bats’ first single after his mixtape series Bronx Born Prison Raised Vol. 1 & 2 is a street banger. “On My Block” describes the everyday life in the New York City streets. Bats’ creative and catchy lyrics paint a picture of the street life that he remembers while growing up. Maino contributes his unique perspective and voice to the record.
Catch “On My Block” in daily rotation on New York City’s Power 105.1