Kassim Barrino (born March 20), best known by his stage name Ricco Barrino, is a American R&B recording artist and songwriter from High Point, North Carolina. In 2009, Barrino secured a recording contract with American rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. He is also the brother of American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and nephew of The Barrino Brothers. He released his debut single “Bubble Gum”, in 2006. In 2010, he made appearances on his sister’s reality show Fantasia for Real.
He has been featured on songs from several high-profile recording artists, including T.I.’s “Porn Star” from his album Paper Trail (2008), B.o.B’s “5th Dimension” from his album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010) and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s “Gone”, from their reunion album Uni-5: The World’s Enemy (2010). On January 12, 2012 Barrino released a mixtape titled Twenty 12 Play. He released another mixtape on March 28, 2013, which was maid available on iTunes.