Rico Davis has unveil his second new single “Hustle Harder,” off his upcoming EP ethos. Listen here
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Rico Davis has persevered despite hard times. Born and raised in Camden, New Jersey, Rico spent the first four years of his life homeless, until his mother was finally able to obtain employment and home for Rico and his sister. Rico’s source of escape was his love for dancing and singing, for which he was frequently bullied in school. It was not until Rico was accepted into Creative & Performance Arts High School that he received the community support and acceptance. It was during his tenure as a member of their exclusive choir, that they won the esteemed International Days of Coro Competition in Italy, competing against choirs from 30 participating countries.
After graduating high school, Rico struck out on his own and moved to New York City to pursue a record deal. In between writing, vocal lessons and rehearsals, he took odd jobs, and ultimately spent many nights sleeping in stairwells, trains, and parks in order to stay afloat. Along his journey, Rico’s passion for homelessness and social issues became stronger.
Rico encountered that many deals that crossed his path did not offer him the creative freedom he desired. It was those experiences that influenced Rico to create Young America Entertainment, a multi-media company with the mission to provide music and content innovators with a platform for self-expression.
In June 2018, Young America Entertainment released Rico Davis’ first single “Do U Wanna” from his upcoming EP appropriately titled ethos. “I want to make a positive contribution through my music – Provide a soundtrack to people’s lives when they want to celebrate, fall in love, or when they need confirmation that they will get through hard times” says Rico. Included on the EP, “Hustle Harder”, a hard-hitting track about putting in the work when up against the odds, and “Sweet Melody”, a ballad about the unwavering loyalty of true love.
As a co-writer on all of his songs, Rico’s writing process stems from his highs and lows of being an outlier. Having experienced extreme highs of happiness, and yearning for salvation in his lows, his songs take you through the ebb and flows of life’s emotional rollercoasters.
Ethos, the manifestation of beliefs and aspirations is how Rico Davis successfully overcame his tumultuous past, and it is with the same perseverance he will achieve greatness in his musical career.