We had the good fortune of connecting with Ric Hussel and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ric, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I always knew I would be in the business of entertaining and media as a youngster in North Dallas, it was one night after I caught an episode of “Martin” and his old Def Jam tapes my popz had left out. At 8 yrs old I sat back and was sold. Just him as an MC & the whole “wzup” flow had me glued and the rest is history. It really began with me being in a state of transition. I was realizing that football at the pro level may not happen so we began preparing for the next chapter of life. I majored in journalism/media and radio was my strong suit. Before graduating I started making small steps in building the skills in all media fields and researched what I wouldnt mind doing “for free” and soon see the income flow. While Radio DJ at Langston Univ I started to how much of a natural I was on-air & at remote events. I then made the decision in 2012 and never looked back.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As an MC, I’m honestly not human. I really come thru avenge the good vibes that people sometimes miss at the party/event. Its like everytime I step in the venue it’s the same feeling I got when touching the football field. Its like I change into this different more powered up Ric that has one goal in mind, “Walk into trap take Ova yo trap”. But I’m still a student of the game, working out constantly and getting feedback from my broz and see what can I do better. From my crowd interaction, verbiage and projection in my voice everything has to come with a way different delivery Everytime so no one can say it’s the same routine like some DJ/MCs I’ve seen. I’m most proud that people are starting to understand the message in the brand “Ric” is also an abbreviation for “Religious In Creativity ” I see so many of my family, friends etc catching the creative itch of starting projects, strengthening their faith, staying fit and becoming great citizens in their communities. God Bless me to be in the entertainment industry for almost 10yrs now I still remember the 1st time me and my brother DJ Dirt worked together and took Langston Univ by storm. Im just thankful GOD put ME in the right place at the right time. If DJ wayneindisthang doesn’t have me in the booth with him at DGs and JRoc doesn’t give me that mic. Theres no Ric Hussel Simple. It took alot of mental toughness and prayer to get pass the constant “No’s” & “we’ll see what the team says” for awhile.

So many nights leaving 10-12hr shits and going home to shower and head straight to the event and rock out. I’ve even had to fight for my respect and dividends a few times. I’m just glad GOD didn’t give up on me when I thought so many times to give up on myself. Definitely thank my family and friends (old & new) who keep praying for me to reach the point and it’s still soo much more I haven’t tapped into yet. I see big screen moves in the near future.

So If I had a few things to live by in being a great MC I would for sure say. 1. Dont burn any bridges, 2. Never Settel. 3. If yo heart isnt in it do be part of it. 4. Never put your heart before the bag.

At the end of the day, weather I retire tomorrow or I become a house hold name of your next favorite sitcom. Ric Hussel is going to be know for being great leader, showmen,
Excellent creative and businessman. And no matter the event he walks into every gig with the energy and strength of 10men. He’s gonna make you laugh, dance,sing “stepn out yo body” is more like it. He’s not one to play with when closing a deal or helping his loved ones. He’s going to do his best to deliver everytime. Cause that’s what superheroes do lol

Yours Truly Tha TxHamma

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, that’s a no-brainer. Nearly every part of the city is dope. But most of my friends are sports fans and party goers. So whether it’s any sports season, off tops we’re hitting a game or two. Food spots we definitely have to stop at afew dope food spots, like the “breakfast brothaz” in Arlington, or a seafood box from aunt irene’s. Maybe a quick drink at the moxie, or just bar hop in Deep Ellum. As for parties, the city never sleeps. If I’m not booked myself which isn’t too often. We’ll definitely stop by Cafe214 on a Friday, Day parties all on McKinney av Saturday and Deep Ellum on a Saturday and the same formula on Sunday. Or just invite all the homies to come to my big play at King Tut hookah lounge in Irving.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Marcus Gregory creator of Flysociety Group. Business man and leader of the upcoming promo group.

@flysocietymg84 on IG

Website: www.richussel.com

Instagram: ric_hussel

Facebook: Ricky Hussel

Youtube: Watch Ya Mouth tha podcast

Image Credits
Jade Rouille and Jora Enge of JadeandJora Photography. @jaderouillefoto @je_creatives @jadeandjora @Lensvibrato

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