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American born rapper Zio is considered a "Jack Of All Trades" writing for himself and others, producing, and engineering tracks. In 2007 at the age of 17 and less than 6 months after his first ever studio recording "Bulletproof" (directed by DJ Schizophrenic) he captured the attention of Dwayne Muhammad founder of the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Awards, and became nominated as "The Best Male" hip hop artist against local rival Wiz Khalifa. Zio grew up in a single parent home for most of his early childhood due to his fathers incarceration. Although they were separated through security gates, metal detectors, and waiting rooms he would take the hour drive every weekend to visit. With a diverse family bloodline his family was both in the hard areas of the city and also the outskirts of the city so he was exposed to various elements. When listening to his music you can tell he is a diverse and unique character, it's an unexplainable buzz of lyrics that keep you wanting more. Mainstream is in his sites, in total counting plays, friends, & followers via social sites he has an overall internet exposure of very close to 1 Million online hits, and will only continue to grow. The music has even attracted the ears of Vada Nobles, the producer of Rhianna's “Pon De Replay". Working on his first studio album in addition to a slew of videos via YouTube.com set to strike the internet come 2014 the build up is almost as exciting as the follow through.