He didn't think it would happen -- a Grammy-winning R&B crooner dipping his toes into bachata. But when former Aventura frontman Romeo Santos asked Miami-based record producer Rico Love if he could set up a Usher collaboration for his debut solo record, a dream became a reality.
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Art Basel 2012 has come and gone, leaving us with nothing more than a few hundred Instargram shots, a parking ticket, an empty bank account, and some blistered up feet. And yet, there were so many moments that were captured. So much life that was packed into those few short days.Who better to savor ... More >>
It's been entirely too long, 14 years since a Monica and Brandy collaboration. However, the wait may soon be over.
"The Boy Is Mine" divas spent this past weekend inside a Miami studio laying down vocals for "Turn the Lights On," a track off Monica's forthcoming record, New Life.
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FacebookIt's all about the Benjamins, baby. Whether you're an affluent jet setter or an artistic street kid, Art Basel Miami Beach and the plethora of satellite fairs, gallery exhibits, and public instillations attached to the four-day festival offer a little something for everyone. For Crossfade ... More >>
Courtesy of Made CommunicationsAs Crossfade has chronicled the career of twentysomething, Miami-based songwriter Rico Love, his star has continued to rise. Last year saw major Billboard Hot 100 success for three songs he penned for Usher's "There Goes My Baby," Nelly's "Just a Dream," and Diddy D ... More >>
Photo by Hannibal MatthewsRico Love's "on that Charlie Sheen"!There's nothing we could add to the Charlie Sheen internet chatter that hasn't already been said.
However, it was only a matter of time before the first rap song dropped using the phrase "on that Charlie Sheen." So who was to answer ... More >>
photo by Anthony MendoliaDespite forecasts of economic and music industry gloom and doom, for the talented and lucky the good times still roll. So it went that last night's launch for songwriter/producer Rico Love's new label, Division 1, was a relaxed but still definitely upscale affair. ... More >>
Photo via myspace.com/ygoftherocYoung ChrisLast week we re-introduced you to Rico Love, the next big hitmaker climbing up the hip-hop / pop industry ranks based here in Miami. In a time when major labels aren't exactly quick to take gambles, it seems Universal Motown sees Rico as a sure bet. Las ... More >>
You may not know Rico Love by name -- yet. But if you've so much as flipped on a radio playing any kind of hip-hop, R&B, or pop in the last year, you know his music. The 27 - year - old songwriter / composer / arranger / producer is the mastermind behind a host of inescapable recent Top 40 st ... More >>
Fat Joe's new, 10th studio album, Darkside, Vol. 1, dropped just two days ago, but is already expected to debut in the Billboard 200. Why all the sales fuss over Jose's latest? Well, it's a return to his old, street-level form -- a 180 from the continued attempts at pop crossover that marked his ... More >>
The Miami-based, 26-year-old Rico Love is quietly becoming one of the industry's most sought-after R&B and pop arrangers and songwriters. Starting out in his early 20s as a rapper in Atlanta, he got his real boost when, as a performer, Usher signed him to his J Records imprint. And while working ... More >>