Bay Area bred, but adulting in Phoenix, music has been a staple in Rikkie Tee’s life with her earliest memories being with her dad in his Z-28 Camaro and fingerless leather gloves, cruising to the sounds of Whodini, Prince, Sheila E, WAR, and so many others. 8-tracks, cassette tapes, floor stereo systems were a fixture in her upbringing, creating the unique soundtrack to her life, spending countless hours in her room browsing her dad’s music collection and creating her own. Being raised in Vallejo, with roots in Oakland and Richmond, Rikkie Tee’s exposure to the vast cultural diversities helped shape her love for music, pulling inspiration from her community.
Professionally trained as a mental health therapist, Rikkie has found that music has been not only helpful in her own practice, but with her patients, creating connections in people who at first sight may not seem relatable. This passion for music inspired Rikkie to take a chance and acquire a new skill in life, using music to curate spaces, creating vibes to reach not only the ears, but the souls. There is no one genre or style of music that Rikkie Tee pins herself to, using her audience to influence her selection of sounds. Whether at the gym, in rush hour traffic, at home with your bae, or hitting the streets with your crew, Rikkie strives to find the perfect play list to pair with any activity, elevating it to new heights!