Winnie Boy Genius
The Bahamas born, Florida raised wordsmith honed his skills impressing sorority girls as a student at the University of Arizona, where he & producer DJZK teamed up to release a collab mixtape called "Fly In First Class" in fall 2009. After creating the record label/entertainment company; G-Air Ent (which focuses on artist development & production) performing at philanthropy events, major pool parties and local clubs quickly became the weekend usual. In July 2010 he released his Heroes & Villains mixtape which caught the attention of Universal Mowtown A&R Carlos Acosta. In Sept 2010 he was invited to the Hennessy Artistry Deal Makers event in Chicago at the Ambassador Hotel (along side G.O.O.D Music recording artist Big Sean)where he met with Def Jam VP of A&R Lenny Santiago, A&R of Epic Records Omar Grant, Walter Jones of Sony/ATV & Ant Rich of Jive Records who expressed that Win possessed all the necessary tools needed to become a successful artist but that development & growth over this specific time would be his greatest strength, utilizing the college setting & building a fan base while mastering his craft in school. With some industry validation & momentum from the song "Right Girls" his 3rd mixtape titled "AutoPilot" was exclusively released across campus early spring 2011 as his college town buzz continued to build. The creative writer, who at the time was shopping lyrics and ghost writing, got connected with Grammy nominated Chicago artist Twista, which led to Win opening for the "Slow Jamz" rapper at DV8 Nightclub in Tucson, Arizona. In October 2011 his 4th mixtape "Mr. JetPack" was dropped with a release party at Zen Rock Nightclub sponsored by Zona Home Page & Oneupmanship Clothing. During the months of November and December 2011 his song "Get More ft Relli B" was #1 on Tucson's Hot 98.3 for 7 consecutive weeks. While at The UofA he was the School of Music Senior Recording Studio Intern under the accomplished Professor Wiley Ross until graduating in May 2012 with a double major in Psychology & Creative Writing a minor in Vocal Performance. Throughout 2012 everything turned up a notch, touring with and opening for Mac Miller, 2Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Porter & Jeremih, along with being a guest on the Careless World Tour which headlined Tyga & featured YG, DJ Mustard, Lil Twist, DJ Kid Famous & Honey Cocaine. The rapid exposure & consistent evolution secured him multiple clothing sponsors including Imaginary Foundation, Oneupmanship Clothing Company, Tatt'd Role Apparel, Undergroundation, & Hustle By Nature. In fall 2013 he will release his 5th mixtape "iWin" followed by his Indendent EP "Learned My Lesson" which features Bud Lee, Widow White, HD, Khyri, Intellect, Relli B, Ellz, Nita B & M.I.S.T.E.R Smith with production from LoudxPack, JayDot, Nyght Ryder, DJ Philero, R.O.A., Meech&Kellz, Planet Marz and DJ Smuv.