Artist Name: Gio
I’m From: Bay Area
Primary Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B/Rap
Social Media Links: IG: g_oboy
What Fans Should Know About Me: Born in the Philippines in 1996, Gio Punongbayan moved to the Bay Area in 2002 where he adapted into the culture. His musically inclined family influenced his sound, whether it was Hip-Hop/ R&b stations playing in the car or his mother singing karaoke at family parties.
Gio was eleven years old when his uncle introduced him to his music studio. There, he learned to write lyrics, make beats, and record on a mic. He fell in love with sampling old vinyls and recording tracks and from there, rap became his specialty.
He took time off recording for a couple years to obtain his Associate’s degree and work on his Bachelor’s, but his love for creating music never changed. He eventually decided to rekindle his craft and make it his career.
In the year 2020, Gio introduced himself as “G.O” and released his first single, “Next Up”. With the help of his friend/producer “Healthy G”, he continues his art as an up and coming rapper from the Bay Area.
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