Richard Butler, Jr. (born December 3, 1982) as Rico Love is an American rapper/singer, songwriter, and producer. Rico was born in New Orleans, but when his parents divorced he split his time between Milwaukee and Harlem. Later on he went to college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta to pursue a career as a rap artist. While there, he opened at a concert for Usher, leading to him becoming the first artist signed to Usher's label, US Records, a subsidiary of J Records.