RIZ (DA.NICKEL)


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MY NAME IS ROB (RIZ) THOMAS.I'M TWENTY-TWO YEARS OLD,5'11,180 POUNDS,AND WAS BORN AND RAISED IN NORTH PHILADELPHIA.EVER SINCE I WAS A CHILD I LOVED TO LISTEN TO MUSIC,HIP-HOP BEING MY FAVORITE.I GREW UP LISTENING TO PEOPLE LIKE KRS.1,BIZ MARK,AND RUN DMC.AS THEM ARTIST CONTINUED WITH THEIR CAREER,I START FAVORING PEOPLE LIKE JAY-Z,B.I.G,NAS,AND PAC.I START WRITING MY OWN MUSIC WHEN I WAS ABOUT THIRTEEN(13) YEARS OLD,MAINLY FOR CLASS AUDITIONS.THE JEWELRY AND THE LIFE THAT THE PEOPLE I LOOK UP TO MOST HAD DIDN'T EXCITE ME,BUT THE POSITION TO LET YOURSELF BE HEARD ACROSS THE WORLD DID.THAT'S WHAT I WANTED MOST.FOR YEARS ALL THE PEOPLE THAT EVER HEARD ME TOLD ME TO STICK TO IT AND THAT I HAD TALENT.AS YEARS PASTED I WAS IN & OUT THE STUDIOS,BUT NOT SERIOUS AS I SHOULD'VE BEEN.I DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUS UNTIL AROUND THE BEGINING OF WINTER IN 2008.I GOT A CALL FROM MY BROTHER(SHAMMY).HE TOLD ME HE HAD A STUDIO AND AN ENGINEER FOR ME.AFTER RECORDING FOR ALMOST AFTER SIX YEARS,I FELT LIKE I WAS BACK AGAIN,HOME.DAY IN DAY OUT THE OUT THE STUDIO I WAS RECORDING,HITTING THE STREETS OF NORTH PHILADELPHIA WITH(WHAT WE CALLED) BANGERS.EVERYBODY LIKED IT,EVERYTHING WAS GOING GREAT.I HAD MY FUTURE PLANNED OUT FOR ME & MY FAMILY.I DIDN'T KNOW THE NIGHT OF MARCH 6th WAS THE LAST TIME I WOULD SEE MY BROTHER SMILE.GOING OUR SEPERATE WAYS LEAVING MY HOUSE IN PHILLY,ABOUT TEN MINUTES LATER MY BROTHER WAS SHOT EIGHT TIMES,ON HIS ONE YEAR OLD SON'S BIRTHDAY.UNTIL THIS DAY IT'S STILL UNKNOWN WHY HE WAS SHOT.AFTER HIS FUNERAL,REALIZING WHAT HE WANTED ME TO DO WITH MYSELF,I TOOK A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA,SOMETHING WE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT,TO START TAKING MY MUSIC MORE SERIOUS THAN EVER.EVERYWHERE I GO I KNOW HE'S WITH ME SO I JUST GO HARDER.HE'S MY MOTIVATION.I BELIEVE I CAN BRING SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO THE LISTENERS OUT THERE.I MAKE MUSIC NOT JUST FOR ME,BUT FOR EVERYBODY ACROSS THE WORLD,LIVING WEALTHY OR STILL WHERE I CAME FROM.I MAKE SONGS THAT MOTIVATE PEOPLE NOT TO GIVE UP ON THMESELVES,BUT TO KEEP PUSHING.YOU CAN NOW LOOK ME UP ANYWHERE WITH MY LATEST UPDATES ON WHAT I BEEN WORKING ON SUCH AS GOOGLE,FACEBOOK,YOUTUBE.I HAVE VIDEOS ON MYSPACE.COM/DA.NICKEL ALSO.THATS ABOUT ALL ON MY BOI,BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME IN READING MY MESSAGE.....THANKYOU.......DA.NICKEL

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