Family Values

Riky Rick’s debut album ‘Family Values’ will be re-uploaded onto streaming platforms. Image via Facebook: Riky Rick Makhado

‘Family Values’: Riky Rick’s album WILL return to streaming platforms

Hip-hop fans noticed that Riky Rick’s debut album ‘Family Values’ was removed from streaming platforms, but there has been an update…

Family Values

Riky Rick’s debut album ‘Family Values’ will be re-uploaded onto streaming platforms. Image via Facebook: Riky Rick Makhado

On Thursday 9 June, local hip-hop lovers noticed that late rapper Riky Rick’s debut album Family Values was removed from streaming platforms. According to SlikourOnLife, the album will be re-uploaded and there were a few issues that resulted in the album being removed. 

Riky Rick passed away on 23 February at his Johannesburg home after taking his own life. 

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‘FAMILY VALUES’ REMOVED FROM STREAMING PLATFORMS

According to iHarare, a source close to Riky Rick’s family claimed that they will be removing the hip-hop star’s music and images from all streaming platforms. 

The publication added that this is being done to allegedly stop “ongoing fights” between family members over Riky Rick’s music royalties. 

This comes after Riky Rick’s wife Bianca Naidoo honoured his legacy with a tattoo of him on her arm. 

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THE ALBUM WILL BE RE-UPLOADED

SlikourOnLife reports that although it was suddenly removed from streaming platforms, Riky Rick’s Family Values will be re-uploaded for hip-hop fans to enjoy. 

It was reportedly removed due to a licensing issue, but fans will be able to enjoy the album again soon as it was released under music distribution company, Electromode. 

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RIKY RICK ON ‘FAMILY VALUES’

Riky Rick’s Family Values features the likes of OkMalumKoolkat, Cassper Nyovest and more. Speaking to Mail & Guardian in 2015, he described the album as “a soulful album mixed with a progressive sampling style”. 

“I produce kwaito, hip hop and house. So for me, it doesn’t really make a difference what genre it is. I mixed up all the genres I grew up on and most of us grew up on the kwaito, so we mix the kwaito elements inside the stuff we do also,” he explained. 

“I make pure kwaito beats. I’m not really blending kwaito.”