May. 1, 2017


Rico Swain, aka “RAIN” born September 6th on the island of Guam, first arrived on the North Carolina music scene in 2001 with his brother Jay Swain. He quickly became the 7 time freestyle champion at a local venue. Bringing a lyrical and gritty but conscious style straight from the streets, originating from his East Orange, New Jersey roots.

Rico – the CEO of MindState Music and member of SoundWrite Records, currently is digitally distributed through Island Def Jam, he is also affiliated with The Carolina Connect. His main engineers include Stacks A. Million (of The Carolina Connect and Mindastate), and Tooch (SoundWrite Records). He maintains a working relationship with artist including; VVg, Dre Nast, (of The Carolina Connect and Currency Cartel), Small World (DTP records), Stacks A. Million (producer/engineer) , Jukno-Mii (aka Black) and Wiley G. managed By MindState Music.

Constantly hard at work perfecting his craft, you’ll be sure to continue to hear more from him.