Considered by many to be a musical Renaissance man, Ricky Luis,
singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and self-taught musician, began
making his mark at a very young age. Influenced throughout the years by a
wide variety of genres such as Salsa, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Hip-Hop and
even Opera, Ricky has developed a unique style that has since been
impacting people on an international level. After 5 years as lead singer
of the Latin GRAMMY Nominated group N’Klabe, Ricky Luis has decided to
individually pursue a path on which he can express to the world on a
more personal level who he is, as an artist and as a man, with no
restrictions and no barriers.
Ricardo Luis Porrata was born on October 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
His introduction to music took place in his community church when he was
four years old. At age 15, he along with fellow musician friends formed
a salsa group called Ricky Luis y su Orquesta, winning several awards
and receiving airplay on local radio stations. When 21, he moved to New
York City to audition for the Manhattan School of Music to study opera,
but was quickly discovered by Latin music industry veteran Jose Díaz.
Ricky’s life from there on took on a dramatic change, for he had been
chosen to become the lead vocalist of Puerto Rico’s young sensational
salsa group N’Klabe.
During his 5 years with the
group, N'Klabe was nominated in a multitude of categories for several
prestigious Latin music awards including: Premios Lo Nuestro, Latin
Billboard awards, and Latin GRAMMY awards. Having recorded four studio
albums under major record labels Sony BMG and Universal Music Latino,
the group received constant accolade and worldwide acceptance performing
at venues all across the globe
Now armed with
artistic maturity and years of valuable experience within the music
industry, the bi-lingual artist is ready to share with the world his
passion and energy for music as a solo act. He is currently working on
his highly anticipated debut album, Out the Box, which will consist of
songs composed and produced by Ricky himself. It is the most intimate
work of his career thus far, giving his audience an up-close glimpse
into his world. When asked to make any final comments regarding his new
production, Ricky simply stated, “I'll just let the music speak."
Triangulo [The Triangle] gives us a
look into the rise of a modern day drug cartel. Based out of different
locations Dominican Republic, New York, Puerto Rico and California --
the series explores the underworld and how things get handled.
DIRECTED BY ALFREDO PEREZ @BBINC03 PRODUCED BY JADA GIL @OHSHIT_ITSJADA