Introverted Drip, Black Finesse
Early life experiences in the late 80’s and early 90’s were California, Compton style. Childhood was smack in the middle of the two strongest rival gang loyalties in the game. Blue and red colors signifying the Crips and Bloods, ruled the neighborhood around his street, Poinsettia Ave.
Family was Mom and Aunt and music was a part of daily life. Mom sang at cabarets with local and national stars. Her strength in life and her determination to win placed a special drive toward greatness in Rio and his younger sister that, to this day, inspires his grind for the music scene. In 2008, the family suffered a blow when Rio’s aunt died unexpectently.
Having lived in the DMV during adolescence and currently working his music within these locations now, Blackwood has built a following of fans around the area that love his sound and thrive off the vibe of his talent.