The bare-chested, bandana-wearing Ecuadorian rapper Gerardo Mejía had a hit song in 1990 with Rico Suave. Gerardo is considered by VH1 as one of the top Greatest One Hit Wonders (#9 of 100). Rico Suave was so popular that “Weird Al” Yankovic recorded a parody entitled Taco Grande.
So the TV network that branded him with the moniker of One Hit Wonder is now giving him his own reality show. Nearly 25 years later, Gerardo is still making music but as an A&R executive for Interscope. The show, Suave Says, will feature Gerardo, his “hot mom” wife Kathy and their kids. His son Jaden raps and his daughter Nadia is an aspiring singer, too. “We’re like Ricky and Lucy but with a handful of crazy kids trying to run my casa.” VH1 is giving Suave Says 10 half-hour episodes. The show will premiere Wednesday, December 3 at 10pm.