This Emmy-Nominated Producer Is About to Change the Game and is Breaking Stars in the Process

Abesi Manyando
3 min readOct 6, 2020

Saint Louis based, Producer, Rick tha Ruler is utilizing music and television to elevate the city while investing in the future of young producers.

It’s one thing to be a producer and be able to lend your expertise to talented musicians across the globe. However, not everyone is privy to having Rihanna and Saturday Night Live bragging rights. St Louis native Aleric “Rick tha Rular” Banks is a percussionist, composer, and producer, who along with Monique Hines composed the music for two well-noted Saturday Night Live skits, “Like a Boss” and “Shy Ronnie,” which were both nominated for Emmys.

Further proving his innate abilities to create sonically unique music, Rick scored another major win when he collaborated with electronic giant Bosch. He added another massive victory to his resume when the trailer he contributed to for “Unfinished Business starting Vince Vaughn, Sienna Miller, and Dave Franco ran during Super Bowl XLIX. The St. Louis hitmaker has since worked with stars like hip hop legend Nelly and Owl City.

Since his astronomical rise to producing stardom, Rick has always been ahead of the curve. He has had his ups and downs for sure. But he really had big hopes for 2020. That was until Covid 19 put a pause on everything…