Calvin Watson better know by his stage name RickRude48219 was born April 27, 1983 in Detroit, Michigan. After Rick's parents separated when he was young, the young rapper and his older sister Michelle moved with his grandmother to the Westside of Detroit, Southfield and 7mile area. By the age of 11 Rick excelled in basketball and had aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player. As a teenager Rick began to develop a second passion for music as he began listening to rappers such as RUN DMC, 2Pac, and the Notorious BIG. Rick attended Henry Ford High School. By age 17, Rick began running the streets and found himself in trouble with the law. After Dropping out of High School in the 11th grade and with a few legal issues facing Rick, he turned his attention and focus to music. Rick began tuning his skills by writing, rapping and recording songs. As Rick began to tune his craft, Rick released his first underground album The Rude Awakening the summer of 2006. Right after the Release of Rude Awaking, Rick faced a huge set-back in October 2006. Rick was Shot 8 times in front of his home in Detroit. Rick was unable to walk for over a year as he went through intensive rehabilitation to recover from the gun shots. With all hope seemed lost for his music career, Rick took all that rage and frustration and at the age of 23 he founded his own Record label called WorldWorkin Records. With Rick totally focused on music he began to master his craft by adding producing skills to his repertoire. By the spring of 2007 Rick helped Co-Produce his first mixtape Royal Hall and in the fall of 2008 Rick co-produced 3 more mixed tapes, Invisible Empire, World Working and KOKing Pins volume 1 and volume 2. In 2010 Rick released his second underground solo album Hard Work. Rick is featured on the up and coming Detroit artist Boldy James(signed with Nas on Mass Appeal Records) Consignment Mixtape in 2012. Rick Rude is ready to make a lot of noise in the Hip Hop industry with the release of his new album in the early part of 2015.