Born Mitchel K. Malizio on December 27th 1988 Pittsburgh, Pa rapper Zio is considered a "Jack Of All Trades" writing for himself and others, producing videos, and dabbing into the engineering of tracks. The love of music turned into more than just a childhood hobby in 2007 at the age of 17 dropping his first ever studio recording "Bulletproof" (video directed by DJ Schizophrenic) the track captured the attention of Dwayne Muhammad founder of the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards. 5 months after the release Zio became nominated as "The Best Male" hip hop artist alongside Wiz Khalifa. 2008-2009 Zio obtained over 20,000+ fans and 900,000+ hits via Myspace, which now translate into 5,000+ followers via Instagram, 12,000+ via Twitter, and 5,000+ via Facebook. Zio has been sponsored by Heineken, numerous clothing lines, and also graced various underground and online magazines. With a diverse family bloodline (Puerto Rican, Mexican, Italian) his family was scattered both in the hard areas of the city and also the outskirts of the city which exposed him to various elements. Tracklists vary and can swing from a "trap" banger to a melodic party anthem which helps widen the pool of new fans. After touring Europe and Central America Zio finally settled in Nashville, TN a.k.a Music City, America where he plans on working on his first official album.