Raps Instant Obsession

Raps Instant Obsession

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandHip HopRock

Its a merging of hip hop and rock sounds with a high energy pace. I do this. i can freestyle forever and even with such a gruff and urban swagger I am experienced with a wide variety of songwriting.


Mario “Rio” Ratcliff is an up and coming American rapper, singer song writer from Chicago, Illinois. Rio was born and raised in Chicago in the late 1980s. When asked his musical goals Rio states that he wants his music to transport its listeners to an altered euphoric realm, for the music to touch his fans on some personal level because at its core is an authentic altruistic experience communicated in the form of music. His debut EP Still Planet mixed by producer Robert "Issues" Guma features fan favorite single Orange Juice and Rio’s favorite Fall Out. Rio gained his following through freestyle battles in the streets of Chicago and performing at local Chicago venues such as the University of Chicago and local Bars. According to Blog site Hip Hop for Nerds, “(Rio) sent me this track and it was tight," citing influences that include Eminem, Jay Z, The Notorious BIG, Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Drake, as well as Axel Rose, Jimmy Hendrix and Freddy Mercury. Rio’s meteoric rise continues as he takes his act on the road in 2012, performing at several regional and national music festivals. To schedule Rio for performances you may contact him directly at m.ratcliff88@gmail.com or call him at 773-704-8784.


Mixtape: Say No To Reggie
Singles: Fallout, Orange Juice, Go Harder, Go Again
EP: Still Planet

Set List

Fall Out prod. by NVS
The Go In prod. by Benny Nice
Go Harder prod. by Cody D. Camry
Go Again prod. by prod. by Benny Nice
Orange Juice prod by G-Force