Pleasure P left the group in 2007 to embark on a solo career.
Since then, Pretty Ricky has replaced the lead singer numerous times with ex-members 4Play, Mowet, and Lingerie.
In 2004, Pretty Ricky released their first official single "Grind With Me".
It went on to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at #7, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Upon his departure from the group, and with the objection of the country band The Mavericks regarding the name, the remaining personnel decided to reapply their original idea of the band's identity, using the name "Pretty Ricky".
On June 15, 2005, Pretty Ricky released their second single from the album, "Your Body", which charted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #12.With the help from producer Jim Jonsin of the Unusual Suspects production team, Pretty Ricky began to gain a desirable attention through their local performances.However, it was not until 2002 that the group encountered their initial success as their song "Flossin'" became a huge hit on Miami radio station Power 96.The group originally consisted of brothers Ala Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith and "Spectacular" Smith, Corey "Slick em" Mathis, and Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper. Slick and Pleasure P are also brother’s and cousins to the Smith brothers.Cooper is the group's only singer; the others take roles as rappers.
The group later revealed in a statement posted to their website "..did kick him out of the group, he did not leave on his own free will." Pleasure P moved on to begin a successful solo career.