Chat with Tayo Ricci: singer-songwriter and social media influencer

Singer-songwriter Tayo Ricci. Photo courtesy of Tayo Ricci

Singer-songwriter and social media influencer Tayo Ricci spoke with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about his music, the digital age and his future plans.


A TikTok and Instagram sensation, Tayo talked about his catchy track “Sonic,” where he collaborated with Teddibear. “The producer sent me the track, and it had a great vocal on it. I literally recorded it right away, I was instantly thrilled with it, and I sent it back and the label took it. out,” he said.

“Sonic” is available on Apple Music by click here and on Spotify.

Musical inspiration

Of his musical and songwriting inspirations, Ricci said, “Honestly, the music I love to listen to the most is the music that makes me feel good and the music that makes me feel good and positive.”

“I always like to take the feelings of things and make them my own. I want to create the best feel-good music possible, and then the melodies and lyrics come,” he said.

Growing up, Ricci was influenced by artists such as Chingy, DMX, Lupe Fiasco, System of a Down, Post Malone, Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne. “I’ve listened to a lot of rappers actually,” he said.

“Every day I’m driven by my fear of dying, so I treat this world like it’s my playground. You only live once,” he said.

The digital age

On being an artist in the digital age, Ricci said, “It’s pretty cool. It gets overwhelming at times because the work you do depends on how much you want to put into it. Obviously I want to succeed, so I’m still grinding. I’m still making more videos and I’m editing and making more music. I constantly gather the brand.

Future plans

Regarding his future plans, he revealed, “I would like to keep doing what I’m doing and keep killing it with music. I would like to collaborate with good artists.

Speaking of collaborations, he shared that he would love to collaborate with acclaimed electronic music duo Loud Luxury one day. “Hopefully we can make this work. It would be amazing,” he said.

Under the current chapter of his life, he replied, “Tunnel Vision”.

If he were to have any superpowers, he noted they would be “teleportation and the ability to copy and paste things”. “With teleportation, I won’t have to go through customs or wait in traffic,” he said. “I could probably be in a lot of places at once.”

“Also, I would like to be able to copy and paste things wherever I want,” he added. “Let’s say I like a certain house, then I could copy and paste it in the middle of a desert.”

Staying in top physical shape, he shared that “it’s all in the diet.” “I’m not vegan but I cut carbs and follow a low calorie diet,” he said.

For budding young artists and content creators, he said, “Don’t overthink it. Do it and post it.

Ricci revealed he was born in Australia; moreover, his mother is Greek and his father is Italian. “The pandemic was honestly the best time of my life. I moved to Los Angeles during the pandemic and met people who inspired me to start TikTok, and then my whole life changed,” he said.

For Ricci, the word success is “constantly evolving”. “Success is having a well-rounded lifestyle,” he said. “Success is being satisfied in all areas of your life. Having a hit song and sharing it with people I love is really cool.

If he had to participate in an athletics event, he would run the 100 meter hurdles. “I like running and jumping,” he admitted. Ricci listed the “breaststroke” as his favorite stroke in swimming.

To his fans and supporters, Ricci said, “I hope you follow me for the good vibes I bring. That’s all I want to do, bring positivity. If I can pop up on your phone for 10 seconds a day and make you smile, so that makes me happy.

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