Eric Young, Founder of DaWinners collective, born in New Orleans with life stints in its surrounding areas. While in elementary school, Eric Young, also known as Rico, began listening to rap music, quickly learning that he had a passion for composing his own raps. The thing that made him take rap seriously, was realizing that people enjoyed what he was saying, and this led him to begin taking the craft seriously at a young age.
Wayne Tyson, who simply goes by the artist name, Tyson. Born and raised in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, Tyson’s passion for music grew inside of him as a kid. Tyson started off writing humorous raps, something just to sharpen his skills, then eight years ago, in 2010, Tyson began to take rap seriously, and its been full steam ahead since.
On ‘Cruise Control’ the collective of DaWinners as a whole worked great together, the chemistry was obvious, and electric, individually both Rico, and Tyson showcased their abilities, and both two totally different energies to the project.
DAWINNERS ON ‘CRUISE CONTROL’ EP
Turn on DaWinners’, ‘Cruise Control’ EP, does it feel like you’re in New Orleans? Probably not. Even though this is where Rico, and Tyson hail from, because of Rico’s West Coast rap influences, and also influences from Max B and Wiz Khalifa, and because Tyson has completely crafted a style of his own, the collective takes you on a journey of their well traveled lifestyle, and uses ‘Cruise Control’ as a canvas to display what they’ve created. Combined with their natural New Orleans swagger, DaWinners with the help of DJ Ace Boogie, and a lone Hendrix Hussein feature take a leap, and are poised to make a huge dent in the industry.
‘CRUISE CONTROL’ BREAKDOWN
The EP begins with Rico, and Tyson showcasing their straight bar for bar ability on the intro. With a lifestyle based around cars, weed smoke, women, and other luxuries, for DaWinners to begin with straight Hip Hop, real life raps, with bits of their lifestyle thrown in was masterful, and a quick reminder, that if you were sleep on their actual rap ability, that you have to wake up really early. The collective transitions from there to songs like, “Losing”, a track that is ready for the radio, blogs/magazines, and a strong viral push. With a catchy hook, strong rap lyrics, and a soundtrack for the playa lifestyle, it’s evident that DaWinners possess a hit making ability with this one.
The first video that Tyson was ever apart of with DaWinners collective was a video called, “fly Shit“, and that was the video that introduced the brand, and the lifestyle to the world. That video made Tyson, and DaWinners, realize that people were actually paying attention to them.
Tyson says that he compares himself to no one in the industry, he feels like he brings a unique style to the game, and when you turn on ‘Cruise Control‘, you quickly realize that he’s 100% correct in his assessment of himself.
With 1300 followers on twitter, and 2068 followers on Instagram, Tyson is truly on the rise, with an a3c performance under his belt, and another performance at Under The Bridge Festival in New Orleans curated by Grammy award winning producer, Chase N. Cashe.
MORE ON RICO
In 2017 alone, Rico linked up with Surf Club in the hills because of his connection with mentor, and Grammy award winner, Chase N. Cashe, he partied with DJ Steph Floss in Cleveland, hit the studio with Art out in LA. In 2016, Rico connected with budding star Daniel Heartless, Wade, nationwide touring rap group MadeGroceries, was on DaTakeOver podcast. Rico spent the entire 2016-2017 connecting the dots, and ‘Cruise Control’ is kind of like an icing on the cake for himself, and Tyson.
With 755 followers on twitter, 930 followers on Instagram, 25 YouTube subscribers, 23,000 overall views, a performance at a3c in Atlanta, and a performance at Chase N. Cashe’s Under The Bridge Festival, Rico and DaWinners are trending upwards, and the evidence is clear.