Pretty Ricky Readies New Album, Reveals New Group Member

By Allen Starbury  |  05/16/2008

Pretty RickyPretty Ricky, the four-man R&B group, recently announced early details of their third album, 80s Babies, scheduled for August.

Since releasing their 2007 gold-certified Late Night Special, the group has undergone some changes. Pleasure has parted ways with the group, and a new member has been added named 4Play.

Pretty Ricky is slated to host a live webcast on Monday (May 19) from their hometown of Miami, where they will not only introduce 4Play, but will also premiere their new single, "Cuddle Up" featuring Butta Creame. To check the webcast, fans can log onto to at 7 p.m. ET.

"I've been working towards this moment my whole life," said 4Play. "To see the success finally happen, to actually be making music and to be a part of the Pretty Ricky family, is like watching my dreams come true. I feel truly blessed."

"Pretty Ricky is more than just a group; it's a lifestyle, a state of mind," says co-founder Diamond Blue. "4Play is the perfect addition to the Pretty Ricky family."

In support of the , album, the group have released a series of exclusive webisodes, entitled "21 Days of 4Play," which began steaming earlier this week at their official site.

In the clips, fans will get to know the new member, see never-before-seen footage of the group such as them recording in the studio, chilling in Miami, kicking it at home, and relaxing on the beach.

80s Babies is slated for release August 26.

To preview the first single, "Cuddle Up," visit their Myspace page at