Cover Star: Riko Sings ‘Russian Roulette’

Published: Saturday 12th Dec 2009 by Sam

Holding true to our promise of keeping things fresh here at That Grape Juice (v.2.0 baby!), we bring you ‘Cover Star’. Completing our current feature-list (From The Vault, Back In The Beat etc), Cover Star will each week showcase regular folk’s rendition of your favourite tracks. Recent history has shown the web to be the place to discover new talent – talent which is undeniably out there in abundance. So what better way to give shine to undiscovered talent than on your favourite site and mine – That Grape Juice!

This week’s Cover Star is 20 year old Riko from Detroit, Michigan, who serves up his own rendition of Rihanna’s ‘Russian Roulette’. Check it out:

Putting aside the fact that he wasn’t looking into the camera (!), Riko gave an awesome rendition of the song (which believe it or not has grown on me), really taking it to church towards the end. Having checked out more of his videos, Riko has definitely been blessed with some serious vocals!

For more on Riko, check out his Youtube page

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  1. wtf December 12, 2009


  2. Jonathan Ross December 12, 2009

    Hey this was great!

    you really should highlight this artist he goes to my school!! not gettin the attention he deserves!.

    Ashton Parson

    he does this song too!

  3. It’s me again December 12, 2009

    @ cool Wow. That lady blew me away.

    As for the song itself… it’s not really my cup of tea. I don’t think the song effectively links the concept of Russian roulette to the risk of giving your heart to someone. For me it doesn’t sound like a metaphor for anything at all, it sounds like she’s actually talking about putting a bullet through her head. Some of the words don’t make sense when you listen to the song as a metaphor. It seems that excuse was an afterthought or the song was just poorly written.

  4. bobs December 12, 2009

    Huh? The song has grown on you? After you bashed the s*** out of it? Called her album a flop when it sold 2x as much as Chris Brown. CLASS A HYPOCRITE.

  5. WATEVA December 13, 2009

    Soundz pretty good… but to all honestly … was someone Squeezin His Ballz hahahahahah LOLZ!

  6. RikoIsHere December 13, 2009

    Thank You !!! ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT WOW!!!

  7. I December 14, 2009

    You rock RIKO!!!!!!!!

  8. RikoIsHere February 17, 2010


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