Poet, performer, and art director Rico Frederick was the featured poet at Nitty Gritty Slam #75 at The Low Beat in Albany, NY on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

Rico Frederick is a fun-loving Trinidadian transplant, a full-time Art Director and the author of Broken Calypsonian a collection of poetry published by Penmanship books. Rico is the first poet ever to represent all four New York City poetry
 venues at the National Poetry Slam. He is a four-time Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Finalist, 2010 Grand Slam Champion of The LouderARTS Project, and 2012 Grand Slam Champion of Jersey City Slam. He loves gummy bears & pistachio ice cream, scribbles poems on the backs of maps in hopes they will take him someplace new.