MP3 Livio - My Life Vol. 1
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19 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Rap, HIP HOP/RAP: West Coast Rap
In the rainy city known as Seattle, a young lyricist is prepared to blow supported by his crew the twenty year old rhymer with punch lines you just can't ignore, absorbs images from his environment and turns them in to lyrics that will keep your rewind button busy. From going to school to turning to the streets and finding himself in and out of juvenile, Livio always had a niche to rhyme, no matter where he was he would always be putting words together and he has never been one to shy away from his life's gritty reality.
Known on his city streets for having impressive talent at such a young age, Livio would rap any chance he got and would record at another local rappers house that he had befriended. "It wasn't really much" says Livio "I think we were recording on an 8 track, but at least we got to hear ourselves on tape and when I finally got of probation I stopped going to school and decided to take my music seriously because I saw that I could get paid to do what I love to do." He was only 16 years old.
After a year of writing rhymes, Livio hooked up with an old friend turned promoter (Amir). The two decided to join forces and put together Livio's first album. They got with platinum producer Funkdaddy and nine months later out came his debut album "My Life vol. 1" Livio's first complete studio album. The album had guest appearances by artists like Noreaga, D12, Trey Dee, B-Legit and several other west coast legends. His first album was well accepted in the Northwest as well as the rest of the west coast but poor management and other things made Livio unhappy with the situation he was in. "Shit just wasn't getting done, all the artists on the label were making music that was never being put out" Livio continues "We were starting to go backwards, It's all good it just didn't work out, so me and the rest of the click started doing our own thing." Livio has stuck with his crewmembers and has now started his own Label called Funk Daddy Records.
Inspired by his love for Rap, his family, friends and, the other members of his crew, Livio's aggressive yet complex street smart rhyme style has shook Hip-Hop's foundations. "I grew up listening to niggaz like Ice Cube and N.W.A., L.L. Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, 2pac,and Snoop" says Livio "So when I wrote my own rhymes most of it came from my point of view and it would be my style of rap but I had a lot of influences" Livio still enjoys listening to some of today's rappers and says he is still influenced by good music. "Nowadays I listen to make like Jay-Z, Eminem, Cameron, Lil Wayne and a couple others, I like a lot of different stuff, but don't get me wrong there is a lot of trash being made too." When asked how he overcame his adversities in life and the music business Livio says by keeping faith in GOD staying hungry, staying humble, praying and being a determined hard worker.
Right now Livio is completing his new album "Cruel Intentions" and he is focusing on putting it out properly. He is also keeping the underground mix-tape scene circulating and plans to put out albums by all of the other artists on his label in the near future.
Livio has the same drive and ambition as he did when he first started in this game. He is still hard at work helping his company grow everyday. Expect to hear a lot more from this artist with the release of his new album "Cruel Intentions" and underground mix tapes such as 'Underground King" "The Best Kept Secret" "The Pak One Project"and releases from the rest of the PAK, FunkDaddy, Young Thyn, Mass, S.K., Playa' Lo, Mr. Rossi.
Displaying the same confidence he had as a young street rapper in Seattle, Livio is ready to take his game to the next level! "I just wanna tell people that if you have a goal, you have to work very hard to achieve it! You have to keep faith in GOD and pray, and surround yourself with people that have good work ethic. He finishes saying "Me and my niggaz have been through a lot, we deserve this, so get ready for us!"
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