Persistent : continuing firmly in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
When talking about Ricky McHardy nothing else could define him more. Born in Beverly Massachusetts February 20 1985 he seemed destined for hardship. Until now.
As a child Ricky went through several bouts of depression while searching for who he was. He learned to battle the issues with his weight and unsavory choices through his writing. When he heard his first rap song at age 12 he knew what he wanted. He attributes his passion for music to a song that hit home for him even at his young age Slippin' by DMX.
Ricky continued writing through his middle and high school years. While at Whittier Tech. he was arrested for possession of marijuana while on campus. Upon school changes he found a job as a welder during his senior year. Due to probation he switched to alcohol for solace. After several arrests and attempts at various counsel sessions to rid himself of drugs and alcohol he moved to Florida for a change of scenery.
While there the bad decisions and addiction problems continued. However when he found himself in jail once again all was not lost. It was there he met God and thanks Him daily for saving his life from the hundreds of times he should have been dead. During his incarceration he kept writing. After his release he remained sober for a while and started working on his music. Soon afterward his father was in a horrible motorcycle accident and had to relearn to walk. About a year later the family learned of a tumor on his father's brain that lead to his death within the month.
It was then that Ricky's drinking problem exploded. After moving back to Groveland with his father for the last two weeks of his life he hit “rock bottom”. Once a childhood friend was able to reach into the dark recess that he fled Ricky went to AA and has been sober since.
Now he plugs away at music that has been the core of who he is for as long as he can remember releasing 4 Wat Its Worth in 2011 and Hideous in 2012. A third album is said to be released during the summer of 2013.
Based on Persistent's Panel Score of 7.044 Persistent's overall genres Panel Rank position is #1460 Persistent's Panel Rank position for the Genre of HIP-HOP is #517
Based on Persistent's Member Score of 5.800 Persistent's overall genres Member Rank position is #11064 Persistent's Member Rank position for the Genre of HIP-HOP is #4095
Based on the Curve System for the Primary Genre of HIP-HOP
Persistent has the #148 Highest Indie Panel Score with a 7.044
Persistent's has the #2663 Highest Member Score with a 5.800
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