HIP HOP RECORDING ARTIST "RIO"
If I was a mad scientist with a love for music and I wanted to take over the world I would create a specimen with the looks of A model, the skills of Drake, Tory Lanes and Joyner Lucas, and swag of Jay Z, I’d make him rough as the Chi town streets yet smooth as cognac. I would name this force “Rio DeZonero”. Then I would plant him among one of the biggest populations in America, centrally located for optimum impact. Finally, I will flip the SWITCH and laugh sinisterly, “muuaa” as he begins to ravage the young and the old. No one will be safe! He will invade the air waves with reckless abandon. Shockwaves will reverberate throughout the entire planet. Where there is chaos there will be harmony. Where there is silence there will be rhythm. Where it is death there will be life. After the echoes of the initial impact dissipate, all hearts will beat in tandem. A new peace will be upon us all. The universal language of music will be “turnt up!” and “Rio DeZonero” will be the main headliner.
Writer, Rapper, Singer, Producer and Video Director Rio DeZonero is the epitome of artistry who has dedicated his life to music. He has spent years mastering genres such as Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop, in order to manipulate them all into Rio’s signature style that he calls “SWITCH”. This south side, Chicago native is more than a triple threat. Rio DeZonero is a self-contained, self- motivated and incomparable visionary who not only writes and performs but also produces and engineers all of his own music. Topping that with his “GQ” image and his way of wooing the ladies makes him an R&Beast!
In the “Chi”, Rio DeZonero is considered to be the most talented unsigned artist and is anticipated to be the next great artist to represent Chicago because of his major accomplishments, which include:
· Only artist other than Michael Jackson to have Michael Jordan in his music video
· Performed on his own float (sponsored by Music Lives Beyond) at Chicago's Bud Billican Parade
· Performed at Hip-Hop Truth Awards
· Received Best Bike Anthem Award
Among all of his accomplishments Rio considers his most crowning achievement as being given the opportunity to write and produce the song “I’m A Stunna” for the #1 Stunnas Motorcycle Club. Thousands of members across the United States regard this as their anthem to this very day.
Rio has performed along side artists such as Vanilla Ice, John Blu, Kanye West, Fabulous, Twista, Omarion, Cassidy and many more. Some are close, personal friends who have went on to establish successful music careers inspiring Rio to patiently wait his turn before making his mark on the ever evolving music industry. His patience and “grustle” have been rewarded. He has created a truly original sound that has definitely set him on course to be an idol / trend setter like the great, multi-talented, self-contained artists who influenced him not to only make music, but to move music forward. Yes, Chicago has a rising star, hot as a Brazilian summer, cool as a windy Chicago breeze, and we call him Rio DeZonero.