This a 1990 single is by Ecuadorian rapper and singer Gerardo.
It is the first pop hit that was sung in “Spanglish,” a combination of Spanish and English, released years before artists like Ricky Martin often crossed languages with their songs.
The song Rico Suave peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April of 1991.
Who is Rico Suave? Actually it’s not even a person. The “Latin Lover” portrayed in this songs video was a character portrayed by Gerardo but the song title roughly translates to tasty and smooth.
Although his only hit Gerardo went on to become a successful actor and record executive!