Hip hop artist Rickie Blow has been inspired by music since the tender age of seven. He recorded his first tape when he was only ten years old on a dual tape player given to him by his mother, and two auto speakers he rigged to it that were left to him by a neighbor.
Born in the midwest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was exposed to several genres of music from the east coast, west coast, midwest and the "dirty" south. His nick name Young Lavo steemed from his rap name Lavish which was later shortened to Lav by his closest friends.
By 2007, Young Lavo took on his alter ego Rickie Blow which was inspired by the rap artist Pimp-C. He wrote a song "On The Grind" that depicted his Rickie Blow persona. Later that same year he took home the Best Single Award and the Best Performance Award at the 2007 Milwaukee Urban Awards.
Rickie Blow's talents far exceed his rapping ability. He writes hooks and records for other artist in and outside of the Milwaukee area, in several genres of music. He is talented at mixing, recording, and arranging songs to give them the perfect finish. He has opened for a list of artist including Young Buck, C-Bo, Young Jeezy, and T.I. He was also featured on the 2010 Cheddar DVD Volume XII, the 2010 DJ Scream and Young Robbo "My Money Don't Fold" Mixtape and the 2011 DJ Scream and Young Robbo "Snow Money" Mixtape. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he is determined to expand his fan base and take Rickie Blow to the next level.