"RISTO" is bringing some serious heat to the blog.

This morning I had the pleasure of listening to the song "Rage" by Risto which you can find on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/52zLi2s9xLY

Risto sounds very comfortable over a variety of sounds and production styles, and that comfort points to a mastery of many necessary skills—delivery, flow, clarity. We definitely see the talent and massive potential of his style and direction. There is a crisp and resolute style to his lyrics and he is a natural born story teller in the hip hop realm.

Risto 23, born and raised in Central Illinois has been an avid music goer his whole life, but has just recently gotten behind the mic for the first time back in August of 2021. Since then, he has made considerable progress on the soundcloud scene, racking up over 140,000 plays, and has scored a publishing deal for his unreleased single “Light” as well as other records.

Risto is very proactive when it comes to his craft, working out of his home studio alongside his mixing engineer, sometimes creating 10 or more tracks a day. His music is a combination of new-age rap, including emo-rap,,trap, and hyper-pop.

His major influences are Juice Wrld, Lil Peep, XXXTentacion, Lil Wayne, and Travis Scott, pulling elements from all of these artists and making something completely unique and his own sound.

For the most part, once Risto has found the right beat, the rest of it comes easy for him, utilizing his own vivid imagination, experiences, and creativity to create his works of art. Risto has a true love for music, and the artistic craft that be.

Risto’s main goal for the future far and near is to get in front of a larger audience so that more people can hear his work and he can grow a devoted fanbase.

Risto releases tracks nearly daily on soundcloud and publishes other media frequently as well. Risto is wishing for a successful 2022, and hopes to go to the moon!

Please go listen to this rising talent today!