from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsRick Furtado
Past Shows (8)
Rick Flash (Vocalist/Producer) � Matador (Vocalist/Producer) � Vinny (Vocalist)
Sueca is the freshest hip-hop group to hit the West Coast. A trio with impeccable versatility, and a flavor everyone can groove too, they always deliver with authority. Each of their styles are so individually unique, that when combined they are an unstoppable force.
Rick Flash and Matador (brothers) first met Vinny at an early age within the Portuguese community in Victoria, British Columbia. Sharing a common interest in music, the trio began recording together in the bothers� basement-studio of their parents� house. All it took was one track and the bond was set. Their studio consisted of three things: a mic, a two-track recording computer program and most importantly their creativity. Making due with what they had, they found a way to express them selves through music. Growing as artists they recruited other local Victoria artists and collectively called them selves �The Knight Ridaz�. Continually working on their craft the brothers decided to create their own record label �Green Jeep Records�. They produced three albums featuring over twenty different artists, all in the brothers� �basement-studio�.
Eventually the �Knight Ridaz�crew parted ways. The trio decided to shed the large group mentality and concentrate on something of their own. Rick Flash, Matador and Vinny reverted back to where they started. Armed with a new sound and a fresh outlook, the boys adopted the name �Sueca�. The name derives from an Old Portuguese card game played with two teams of two. The objective of the game is to out smart the opposition by understanding and anticipating their partner�s moves. This certain sixth sense that is needed to win the game, the boys had found in their music. They create rhymes with seamless delivery and with an uncanny chemistry.
Sueca is now pounding the pavement with a vengeance, doing the best they can to make sure their voices get heard. Their single �The Anthem� is getting spins on Vancouver�s The Beat 94. 5, and was a contender on Victoria�s Hot 103 C.D. Survivor Show. They ended up wining five nights in a row and were retired a champion. Some of the more recognizable artists that they beat out were; Bone Thug�s and Harmony, Ashanti, and the Black Eyed Peas. They have opened up for Nelly Furtado in Victoria, collaborated with local artist Vic Vodka and Producer Mr. Bigstuff from Organized Rhyme. Sueca is no stranger to the stage and have performed numerous shows across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. They have performed at the 2003 New Music West festival, and are booking as many shows as they can to constantly stay on top of their skills.
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