To start, he's making the move from being strictly on SoundCloud and Bandcamp (under his former stage name, My Friend Marcus) to Spotify and iTunes with his newest single, "Wino," off his upcoming project The Mother 966, due next year. A lot of the beats Ricky uses still come from YouTube (even on Mother) but there's a world of difference between shooting audio files back-and-forth over the Internet and sitting in a studio and creating off of real-life connection: "I really like being in the studio with a producer. They don’t have to be making a beat from scratch... I just like to be there for the process, at least, for us to vibe off each other.”(THE BAY BRIDGED)

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