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Raine Wilder

Toledo, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFM

Toledo, Ohio, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Raine Signs With Wildfire Management and Hertz Schram PC!"

July of 2013 Raine Wilder Seals the Deal.

HUGE news everyone! I recently signed on with my new manager, Steve Boyce, from Wildfire Management, LLC AND also signed a representation contract with entertainment lawyer Howard Hertz from Hertz Schram PC!

"Steve is helping me get my online presence more established, get some new music videos done, and overall helping increase my branding. Howard has represented some huge clients including Eminem, Marilyn Manson, Pantera, Mike Posner, and Atlantic Records. He’s helping me connect with label representatives and is helping get my music heard by new audiences and in new markets." - Vindicate Media/Raine Wilder


"Raine Wilder "I'll Take Everything"

Raine Wilder is a versatile artist with a rock ‘n’ roll background. A Hip-Hop artist with the energy of a ‘mad man’ and a live show with the entertainment level of a superstar, with 15 years of writing and performing under his belt.

Raine has already shared the stage with acts such as GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West’s protégé Big Sean, Three Six Mafia’s artist Lil Wyte, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, and the list goes on. When Raine performs live he doesn’t use a hype man, just him and his mix master DJ Kut~Off. It’s not your typical Hip-Hop show either. Wilder brings the hype and energy of a rock ‘n’ roll show whether he’s using the top of the bar as his stage, jumping off the speakers or swinging from the rafters.

- HypeonTv.com


"Raine Wilder "I'll Take Everything"

Raine Wilder is a versatile artist with a rock ‘n’ roll background. A Hip-Hop artist with the energy of a ‘mad man’ and a live show with the entertainment level of a superstar, with 15 years of writing and performing under his belt.

Raine has already shared the stage with acts such as GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West’s protégé Big Sean, Three Six Mafia’s artist Lil Wyte, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, and the list goes on. When Raine performs live he doesn’t use a hype man, just him and his mix master DJ Kut~Off. It’s not your typical Hip-Hop show either. Wilder brings the hype and energy of a rock ‘n’ roll show whether he’s using the top of the bar as his stage, jumping off the speakers or swinging from the rafters.

- HypeonTv.com


"Raine Wilder From OH to NY"

The Hip Hop world is not just about being recognized in your own city. You also have to be able to venture out into the world and show everyone what you’ve got. Making contacts, networking, and showcasing your talents are key elements in having a successful career in the Music Industry. On August 12th BET hosted their “Blaze The Stage” auditions in New York City. An Ohio native Raine Wilder, packed up his DJ, Camera Man, and Management Team and Headed to the East Coast to show them what he brings to the world of Hip Hop. Here is the Footage he sent us.


Raine Wilder definitely exemplifies what it takes to becoming a successful artist in this new age of Hip Hop. He’s a fan of and supports all sorts of music. A true passion for art and a respect for the creative process, Raine Wilder makes his way through the beginning stages of his career.-By E.Y. Spellzit (glasscityhiphopblog) - Ohio Hip-Hop Awards


"Raine In Toledo"

According to Ryan Rolsten, the best kept secret is in Toledo is “ME!” Joking aside, he does promise to give his audience a crazy show.

Ryan, better known as Raine Wilder, isn’t Toledo’s secret to keep any more, though. This Friday, August 12th, Raine Wilder is heading to New York City to audition for BET’s Blaze The Stage and 106 & Park’s W.O.W. For those of you who don’t know Raine Wilder, he is a local hip hop artist here in Toledo. You might have caught his performance at the 2011 Toledo Music Expo. His style of music, as he says, is “Hip Hop with rock ‘n’ roll energy.” Raine continued, “I can’t compare it to anything else. I have my own sound, I think.”

If you’re curious as to what Raine sounds like, there isn’t lack of music available. In one year, he has released two albums worldwide on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon, to name a few--by himself.

So, where did Raine Wilder come from? After getting a bass guitar from his father for his 15th birthday, Ryan (now known as Raine), started to take music seriously. He said, “My friend Neal could play the guitar already and our friend Kevin played the drums, so we wanted to start a punk rock band. We called it Generation Overdose.” Members of the band and the band name changed over the years before Raine took a two to three year break from music completely. After that, though, Raine said that he “started taking Hip Hop seriously.... I always rapped throughout the years, though, for fun.”

In fact, Raine writes his own lyrics. “Writing lyrics and poems is the only thing I’ve ever really been good at,” Raine said, and added jokingly, “And it’s the only thing that can make me focus and keep my attention for more than one minute.” It seems he genuinely enjoys performing, too. “The feeling you get when you complete a song and hear on a speaker what you’ve had in your head is indescribable,” said Raine when asked what inspires him to do what he does.

Raine admits that his lyrics are different now than from when he started. “I guess, over time, they changed,” he said. “My punk songs used to be about sneaking out of the house, rebelling, cigarettes, and parties, and stuff like that. Then they were about heartbreak and regret and real stuff I went through with girls. I’m over all those topics....” Now, “most of my topics are about the long road I’ve taken to get where I am at and to where I am going. About the struggle and the sacrifice us artists make to do music. It isn’t an easy or pretty road. And it damn sure isn’t free. I understand where the term ‘starving artist’ came from now,” he said.

For his name, Ryan went with the name, “Raine Wilder.” As for why, Raine said, “If I had a son, I always liked the name Raine. I always thought it was unique and sounded cool. So that was easy. Then, I just thought of a last name that went well with it. But, to take it deeper, to me Raine (or rain) gives everything life and helps it grow, and, usually if something is wild, it is uncontrollable and/or taking it to a level that shocks people. That’s what I want to do with my music. To help people not only grow through music but do it in a way that stands out from the rest.”

So, what Raine’s ultimate direction? Does he want fame and fortune? “I want to take it to the top,” said Raine. “And yes, all of the above.” Raine jokes, “I’ll take the paparazzi too.”

Curious to hear more from Raine Wilder? Check him out at:

www.rainewilder.com
www.reverbnation.com/rainewilder
www.facebook.com/Rainewildermusic
https://twitter.com/RaineWilder7
http://instagram.com/rainewilder
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqsRWjG124AHAX7_-ToYXeQ - Toledo's Night Out


"Raine In Toledo"

According to Ryan Rolsten, the best kept secret is in Toledo is “ME!” Joking aside, he does promise to give his audience a crazy show.

Ryan, better known as Raine Wilder, isn’t Toledo’s secret to keep any more, though. This Friday, August 12th, Raine Wilder is heading to New York City to audition for BET’s Blaze The Stage and 106 & Park’s W.O.W. For those of you who don’t know Raine Wilder, he is a local hip hop artist here in Toledo. You might have caught his performance at the 2011 Toledo Music Expo. His style of music, as he says, is “Hip Hop with rock ‘n’ roll energy.” Raine continued, “I can’t compare it to anything else. I have my own sound, I think.”

If you’re curious as to what Raine sounds like, there isn’t lack of music available. In one year, he has released two albums worldwide on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon, to name a few--by himself.

So, where did Raine Wilder come from? After getting a bass guitar from his father for his 15th birthday, Ryan (now known as Raine), started to take music seriously. He said, “My friend Neal could play the guitar already and our friend Kevin played the drums, so we wanted to start a punk rock band. We called it Generation Overdose.” Members of the band and the band name changed over the years before Raine took a two to three year break from music completely. After that, though, Raine said that he “started taking Hip Hop seriously.... I always rapped throughout the years, though, for fun.”

In fact, Raine writes his own lyrics. “Writing lyrics and poems is the only thing I’ve ever really been good at,” Raine said, and added jokingly, “And it’s the only thing that can make me focus and keep my attention for more than one minute.” It seems he genuinely enjoys performing, too. “The feeling you get when you complete a song and hear on a speaker what you’ve had in your head is indescribable,” said Raine when asked what inspires him to do what he does.

Raine admits that his lyrics are different now than from when he started. “I guess, over time, they changed,” he said. “My punk songs used to be about sneaking out of the house, rebelling, cigarettes, and parties, and stuff like that. Then they were about heartbreak and regret and real stuff I went through with girls. I’m over all those topics....” Now, “most of my topics are about the long road I’ve taken to get where I am at and to where I am going. About the struggle and the sacrifice us artists make to do music. It isn’t an easy or pretty road. And it damn sure isn’t free. I understand where the term ‘starving artist’ came from now,” he said.

For his name, Ryan went with the name, “Raine Wilder.” As for why, Raine said, “If I had a son, I always liked the name Raine. I always thought it was unique and sounded cool. So that was easy. Then, I just thought of a last name that went well with it. But, to take it deeper, to me Raine (or rain) gives everything life and helps it grow, and, usually if something is wild, it is uncontrollable and/or taking it to a level that shocks people. That’s what I want to do with my music. To help people not only grow through music but do it in a way that stands out from the rest.”

So, what Raine’s ultimate direction? Does he want fame and fortune? “I want to take it to the top,” said Raine. “And yes, all of the above.” Raine jokes, “I’ll take the paparazzi too.”

Curious to hear more from Raine Wilder? Check him out at:

www.rainewilder.com
www.reverbnation.com/rainewilder
www.facebook.com/Rainewildermusich
ttps://twitter.com/RaineWilder7
http://instagram.com/rainewilder
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqsRWjG124AHAX7_-ToYXeQ - Toledo's Night Out


Discography

Heart On Standby (2010)
Birthplace Of Aviation (2011)
Famous Pt.2 (Single 2012)
Sunshine (Single 2012)
Wildfire (2013)

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Raine Wilder is one up-and-comer with his eyes squarely on the charts. The Toledo native is a Hip Hop artist with a Punk Rock edge, and has been writing songs for 15 years plus. Raine will slide seamlessly into todays Hip-Hop /Pop radio landscape when Wilder takes his game to the next level, as he seems determined to do.His rhymes reveal a man who is ready to claim success. 

Raine has already shared the stage with acts such as Mike Posner, Game, Coolio, GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Big Sean, Three Six Mafias artist Lil Wyte, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly, Rittz on numerous occasions, Caskey and Lil Scrappy. He has also opened for rock bands like Breaking Benjamin, Hawthorne Heights, Flyleaf, Hopesfall, and Silverstein. Raine performed at the Detroit date of the 2014 Warped Tour in which he was offered the following Chicago date and the full 2015 tour  

Raine, DJ Kut-Off and their camera man Whitey did a UK tour in 2012Live My Life Tour (Jan.15-30 2012), This self funded, self set up tour gained him 4 live BBC Radio One interviews, got his single "I'll Take Everything" spun on 30 BBC radio stations, multiple shows through out England including 2 in London, and gained him fans that went absolutely nuts at every show and immediately were requesting for his return as soon as possible. "I've seen 1,000's of shows over the past 10 years and his was right up there with the best of them" said Mark Page, the host of the Linnet & Lark Sesh in Hull UK after Raine and Co. performance. All of this has been documented on his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/rainewildermusic.

Jonathan Anderson writes:
"Raine is a true professional. I've had the privilege of knowing Raine since he was a teenager. As the booking/promoter in the Toledo Music Scene I've met a lot of musicians and created a lot of friendships, but none quite stick out like my relationship with Raine. From the very beginning his drive and diligence stood out amongst the rest. His overwhelming energy filled every conversation with optimism and a very lively spirit. With an industry so filled with a mixed bag of individuals, you always know what you are getting with Raine: a true professional dedicated to his dreams. He's relentless and has his head on his shoulders. He's a great promoter who is working to build himself as a brand, and he will succeed. Whenever I needed to create hype around an event, Raine was the first person who came to mind. I'd honestly recommend Raine in any line of work because of his work ethic. Get him to commit, his word is bond, and he will deliver!"