Rio is the founding member of DollaBillz Music Group, a collective of artist, producers, and songwriters started in his hometown of Detroit,MI. He has been doing music since he was six, when he claims his mother wrote his first song. Growing up in the harsh realities of a single parent home in the slums, he started to gain respect from his peers via battle rapping. Towards the end of high school, his parents moved and he was transferred to a school in the suburbs of Warren,MI. Although standing out academically, feeling isolated, he decided to focus his time and energy on song writing. At the age of 18 he made the bold decision to chase his dream and move to Atlanta, GA, far away from anything or anyone he's ever known. He attended Atlanta Metro for a semester before being overwhelmed by out of state tuition and doubts of the benefits higher education had to offer. Picking up two jobs and teaching him self guitar and piano, Rio became more determined than ever to change the world, one song at a time. He befriended another young star, D'Melody, and they crafted what would be his debut single 'Satellite" along with his partner, Detroit recording artist Benjamin Malcolm. His "Concept 21" EP released May 5th,2010. Since then his song "Satellite" has gained radio play on FM 98 WJLB (Clear Channel Detroit) and numerous college radio stations across the country. His perspective of both sides of the track brings a new reality to music. He's truly one of the shining stars in hip-hops new generation.