What up everybody its ya boy Rio West coming straight out of Slidell Louisiana, born & raised the majority part of my life in Oakland California. I started rapping about 6 years ago and have been striving to get better and better ever since. Thanks to help from my bro(Frank Castle) and my brother's from another mother L.X. and Ave-E-New I've grown alot as a rapper. My influences in this music busines are my brother, H.M.E., my family, and life itself. But the main reason i really started rapping is to bring real lyricism back. Hip hop was not started off by what is known now as radio friendly music, hip hop was started by people who talk about real life situations and just being able to get through to people through their lyrics. Thats why my favorite artist in the game right now are Joe Budden, the hole Slaughterhouse camp, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco & J.Cole. I enjoy artist's whom are complex & diverse as the one's I have listed are. Favorite rapper of all time & motivator as well would be the man the myth, Tupac Amaru Shakur. More than just an artist who was a revolutionary as well as an activist. People are blinded by his often volgar & violent lyrics. Those lyrics blind society to the good that he brought to this world. His knowledge as well as his ability to speak on the matters that go on til this day in this world. Tupac will forever live on. As for RioWestTV, it was started as a means to broadcast myself & my lifestyle to the public so they could get to know me as a person. It further led my current income which I receive from youtube for my production. I am also a radio co-host on Crescent City Radio for H.M.E. radio created & established by Herd Mics Entertainment. Founder of Herd Mics Ent. Is Patrick Dean aka Chris Hussle aka Alias, Vice President of operations would be Cade Williams aka DJ C-Dub. I am also signed to Herd Mics Entertainment as well as fellow label mate L.X. Well anyways this is pretty much me, i hope you guys enjoy my music, videos, production & radio entertainment.