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The bayou has produced greats like No Limit Records, Cash Money Records and Trill Entertainment. Today, a new star emerges from the Hurricane Katrina ravaged swamps of Louisiana. Rico Got'em has established himself as one of Louisiana’s premiere artist. Familiar names like Stevie Drumma, Lil Cali, Cracktracks and former Bad Boy Records artist, Mase make’s up Rico Got'em’s street resume. Rico Got'em, born Denzel Turone Poulson, in Guam’s Naval Medical Center to Tina Spencer and Michael Poulson, Sr. on December, 19, 1987, the youngest of two kids. Through the teachings of his big brother Michael Poulson, Jr., he learned a lot about the streets and how to survive them. By 1998, he had officially adopted a Dell Bound (Slidell) mentality. You won’t hear fictional tales in his lyrics. While attempting to maintain himself as a quasi-hustler/student, he saw a lot of changes in his life. One change that will last a life time “June 17, 2005 my mom was murdered”. It was the same day he was accepted into college (Southeastern Louisiana University). He was actually on his way back from Hammond, LA the location of SLU, when he received that dreaded phone call. Once he arrived back home in Slidell, Louisiana, he saw his mom dead on the scene in a Lincoln Park neighborhood. “I couldn’t believe it, that’s when I really found music”. Many artists claim music to be their savior, but none more heartfelt and sincere than Rico Got'em. No longer having the desire to play on the gridiron, he focused completely on making music that would touch others in the way that it touched him. He formed a group with rapper Young Marley in 2007; they were called Tha Street Team. They were able to amass a great statewide following with their single Jazzy Chick produced by Stevie Drumma. They released a mixtape called Ear 2 Tha Street, which featured mixtape host a Louisiana notable Cracktracks. He and Young Marley moved to Atlanta, Georgia. This experience helped to mold Rico Got'em’s sound. The mixtape was so popular, that former Bad Boy Entertainment artist Mase took notice of their talent. The real effects of street life caught up with the group. They stayed together as friends, but dismantled professionally. This forced him to pursue his solo options. He has worked with independent and major artists since the break-up. Now, he feels that he’s prepared to step out on his own and hold it down for The Dell and his entire label. When asked about his solo career, he responded, "I'm just a young dude trying to be successful in this world, I'm doing it for my momma".