Radio Loves KAPTN

Los Angeles-based rapper KAPTN is attracting listeners, and viewers, with his single "Ricky Ricardo" (Island Def Jam). At the rhythmic format, the song rises by 22% in plays, according to Nielsen BDS. Its clip has been viewed more than 400,000 times on YouTube since its June 21 posting. While the song is only loosely based on "I Love Lucy," KAPTN pays homage to the iconic sitcom at its start: "Hey Lucy, I'm home/Where you been? Oh, I know/You been conga dancing? Well, me too/Now you got some 'splaining to do."

Whale Of A Hit

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In