RENO

RENO

BandHip HopJazz

THE HOTTEST MC TO GRACE A STAGE. ELECTRIFYING PRESENCE, CAPITIVATING VOICE, AND A MIC CONTROL OUT OF THIS WORLD

Biography

Ay Reno!

Brief bio on the Artist

Hip Hop/Soul artist Reno was created in two twin city‘s, Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, being his birth place, and raised in the other twin, Minneapolis, Minnesota. His family roots fell into the cliché “Gospel” realm, by his mother being a choir director, and father being a bass guitar player for his family based group called “The Harmonizers”. “I call it old folks music”, Reno would say. Reno was exposed to Hip Hop music for the first time at the age of 4. “LL Cool J’s, “Mama said knock you out”, played on one of those video channels”, Reno recalls. “His attitude would just amaze me, I’d run and get my sisters bucket hat and start imitating him when it came on ”. Now that Reno has matured as an artist, he’s definitely on the right path to being an individual giving his form of Hip Hop. Independent label Untapped Records broke Reno’s first single “Diplomat” on Power jamming 1140AM, along with the mix CD “A smoother ride”. Reno took it upon himself to make sure every living person in the city had his music, earning him street familiarity, and a solidified spot on Untapped Records.
It’s been almost 4 years since then for Reno. A lot of artists would consider it years of waiting, ask Reno and he’d say he’s almost got his Bachelors in life. “I was taught to not want to be rescued out of my situations, but work my way out”, I’m going to hammer that concept into the heads of all these rappers, and so-called music critics”. Him and his label promoted many ventures over the years in the area, “The Pretty party”, “Black love” concert, “Do what you wanna do” event with Devin the Dude, all included local artists, “in that I learned how to create my own crowd, instead of waiting for one”, Reno states. He’s also shared the platform with national artists Lil Flip, Jagged Edge, Mike Jones, Devin the Dude, Adina Howard, Guerilla Black, and Lyfe. He was named Oklahoma’s favorite local artist on 103.5FM, and had the honor of being the first local artist to be put in rotation on Power 103.5FM.
Now, Reno’s finished his third project called “The Green light”, promoting his third single “Now that you’re gone”, and is looking forward to touring the states and abroad to spread himself and his art. Reno’s also involved in Djing, Spinning at local clubs and public events, one being for Nelly’s Apple bottom model search that took place in the area, and putting together his first DJ mix called “Neo-crunk n' soul: mixdown”. He holds a spot as the drummer for a Soul/Jazz band called Direct effect that performs at Oklahoma’s club “Hole in the wall”, is working on a playwright, and is developing a political entertainment magazine with his label. He’s definitely determined to tap into every audience any way he knows how, “I’m unhappy with our current mind set in Hip Hop, so I reach as much people as possible with good art to do my part in changing it, not to mention, I love what I do”.

Discography

SINGLES IN RADIO ROTATION AROUND THE SOUTHERN REGION:

"DIPLOMAT"--"DIP REMIX"--"TRUNK MUSIK"-OKLAHOMA BOMBING TRIBUTE--

CURRENT SINGLE--"NOW THAT YOU'RE GONE" POWER 103.5 FM

PROJECTS:

SMOOTHER RIDE SAMPLER CD- early 2004
O CITY OR NO CITY MIXTAPE- late 2004

CURRENT PROJECT- "THE GREEN LIGHT MIX"

UPCOMING PROJECT- "THE BLACK LIGHT MIX"

Set List

---MY DIPLOMAT-first local single ever to hit rotation on Oklahoma's Power 103.5. Hip Hop. This caters to the females. Also blends into the remix.

---ELEVATE-Hip Hop jazz feel. stlye caters to any crowd or atmosphere.

---HOW TO SHINE- Neo-Hop. I like to provoke crowd participation on this one.

---SOUL CHILD--Hip Hop/R & B. Features a back up vocalist.

---NEW GROOVE MIX- Beat break. the music goes through 3 or 4 blends during this one song. Crowd participation act.

15-20 min.