Gotham City Music Group presents the visuals for Ricky Bats and his single “Let Em Know BATS”. Another lyrical track telling a story over a beat that has that classic hip hop vibe. Track remade by Gotti Gator. As always and in that true New York style, Ricky Bats took to the streets to show you the ins and outs of Brooklyn and the place he calls home. Directed by @WaxHugFilms.
Currently pushing two hit singles in “Slash” and “On My Block”. New York recording artist Ricky Bats continues his momentum with another big release in the full-length project, properly-titled, Bats Born a True Spitter.
The new project is a 13-track arsenal of lethal lyricism. Featuring guest appearances by Maino, Uncle Murda, and radio personality Sway. Along with “Slash” and “On My Block”, the project also features breakout cuts, “Lay Low”, “34 Shots”, and “Time”. The perfect project for any newfound fan looking for great East Coast rhymeslaying.
Well known for his previous efforts throughout music, Ricky Bats is best known for his impressive Sway Universe freestyle on Shady 45. Ricky Bats new album is available now via Gotham City Boys.
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Ricky BATS has been featured in various media outlets like Hip Hop Weekly, In Flex We Trust, 2 Dope Boyz, Boi 1 Da, Don Diva Magazine, SoRaspy.com and Hot97 with Hip Hop Gamer. He has several videos that aired on Video Music Box, BET Jams, MTV, Music Choice, Revolt TV’s “The Gate”, and many are posted on Worldstar Hip Hop. Most recently his video “Lay Low” directed by Da Inphamus Amadeuz was World Premiered on BET Jams. His music has been played on stations like NYC’s 105.1FM, Hot 97, Philly’s 93.7FM “The Blackout”, and Boston’s Jam’n 94.5FM. He has been on Sirius XM’s Shade45 “The Lord Sear Special” and Sway In The Morning. In addition to starting his independent label, BATS hosts his own FM Hip Hop radio show “Ride Ya Groove” on WBRK Star 101.7FM in Massachusetts. You can catch his radio show every Wednesday from 6-9pm and Fridays 6-11pm. There is a link for live streaming on RickyBATS.com He is currently pushing two singles “Slash” and “On My Block” ft. Maino.
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Since his release from prison in 2014, Ricky Bats is undeniably one of the hardest working artists in the city of New York. Fresh off of a long stretch he came home and got right to work. He’s done collaborations with Maino, Uncle Murda, Cortez, Innocent? and plenty of other artists. He’s released several projects including his latest entitled BATS Project. He played a small role in The Award Winning Ben Stiller Directed, Showtime Series Escape At Dannemora and he’s just getting started. His latest video for “Lay Low” was just picked up by BET Jams. We got the chance to chop it up with the Bronx native. Check out the interview below.
Ok, Ricky Bats from the South Bronx, I see you’ve been working and making noise in the hip hop industry. You just recently dropped a project called “BATS Project,” what was your thought process when you were putting it together?
Yes, I just dropped the BATS Project. Basically, I felt there were previous songs I released on other albums or mixtapes that didn’t get enough shine on them so I added new records for the existing fans to rock out to and put them all on one project
So kinda like a ‘Best of BATS’ with unreleased music as well. Dope! And I see you got some clean visuals too! Congratulations on your video “Lay Low” being featured on BET Jams! That’s a major accomplishment! So, what does the B.A.T.S stand for?
Yeah man, I feel blessed to have my video featured on a major platform such as BET Jams! Shout out to my guy Inph, he directed the video. That video was shot in Pittsfield, Mass. One of my favorite videos I’ve done. And (B.A.T.S,) stands for Born A True Spitter, which is an acronym to my name and I felt it was only right to name the project as such.
You’re not only a rapper, but you also got a little acting under your belt too. I saw your appearance in the hit Showtime series “Escape At Dannemora” directed by Ben Stiller, starring Patricia Arquette, Benicio del Toro, and Paul Dano. How was that experience?
Yes, I am a man of multi-talents. That was a crazy experience for me to be working with some of the greats in Hollywood. But it got too realistic for me
as the months went on.
How long did you film for? And why was it too realistic for you?
I filmed for 3 months. Got up at 5:30 in the morning and it would wrap at 7:30 pm almost daily. The series is based on a prison worker who helps two inmates escape from prison. I played an inmate. And I’ve spent some time incarcerated, so being in that environment kind of gave me flashbacks to those dark days, but just knowing I could leave at any time was good enough for me to see it through.
Ok, I see. Are you getting into more acting or was that a one-hitter quitter?
Haha Nah, that’s the start to a new chapter in my career. Acting is so universal and nondiscriminatory to age. In hip hop, I feel once you reach a certain age, it’s time to do something else other than rap. Whether it’s running your own record label signing artists or doing some acting, you know what I mean, something else within the industry.
Gotcha! Gotta have a game plan and an end game. So, BATS 2018 was a great year for you. What do you predict for 2019 and what other projects do you have coming?
Well, I don’t know what to predict. All I know is if I continue working then good things will come from that. It’s a routine that hasn’t failed me yet. My next project after the B.A.T.S Project is “Visions Of A Prospect” which is slated to drop this spring.
What type of album is “Vision Of Prospect”?
It’s a personal one. My fans will get to know about me a lot more.
Nice I can’t wait! I’m a big fan of your music and I already know you will have bangers on there! You haven’t disappointed me yet! Any shout outs you wanna give before wrapping up? And where can the people find your music?
You can find my music on all streaming platforms such as Spotify, GooglePlay, Itunes, Deezer, DatPiff.com, RickyBATS.com & much more.
I wanna shout out my squad Gotham City Boys and my label Gotham CityMusic Group. I also wanna shout you out my brother KB Tindal. I appreciate you for having me. Always been real!
New York’s Hip Hop VIP and heavyweight, Ricky Bats, releases his exclusive “Statue of Limitations” produced by Da Inphamus Amadeuz. Bats holds no bars when it comes to his raw, honest, and explicit lyrics. He exudes time-honored New York Hip Hop in it’s pure form. Bats is clever with his autobiographical deliverance narrating his rules of life, prison exerts, and his stamped signature in the industry!
Fame, touring, and the music industry is not all what it’s painted to be. This is definitely the message Ricky Bats is putting out in his latest single “Lay Low”. Bats sets the tone for “Lay Low” with melodies harmonized by songstress Breana Marin, mixed with his autobiographical bars. Lyrically, Bats craves to greet those moments he can fall under the radar, lay low, and appreciate his life as a family man.
Bats and the whole Gotham City Movement to date is the fastest rising indie artists out of the Bronx. In a short period of time Bats has toured the world, collaborated with greats such as Termanology, Chris Rivers, Maino, Tony Sunshine, and Uncle Murda, is backed by major radio stations spinning his music including Hot 97,and delivers catalogs of undeniable witty Hip Hop projects. With 365, 24/7 of sacrifices and dedication it is no wonder that the emblem of Ricky Bats is one of a superhero!
New York rapper Ricky Bats (Born A True Spitter) recalls wilding out in 95″ when the notorious “Shook Ones” hit the streets. Prodigy served as a long-standing inspiration to Bats throughout his career. Sharing similar and almost identical backgrounds, years of incarceration, violence, and music as a savior, it only makes sense Bats honors Prodigy with a compelling freestyle.
Ricky Bats is breaking it down in “Gossip Girls” featuring Dyce Payne. Ladies if your man loves you, respects you, is loyal, and treats your right, don’t pay any mind to the gossip girls! This is the ideal video for the track as the beats make you wanna lace up a pair of skates and get down to soulful and Hip Hop sounds! Be sure to get a copy of Bat’s “Freedom” EP featuring the track “Gossip Girls”. https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Explicit-Ricky-Bats/dp/B01DLA3C1O
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