Tucson, United States
Danny Badio (born in February 16, 1989), better known by his stage name BADIO, undeniably is one this generation’s most promising rising Hip Hop stars based out of Tucson, Arizona. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, one of West Africa’s longest war stricken third world countries, the pursuit of a better life lead to Danny Badio’s family’s migration to the United States in 2000. Settling in Woodbridge, Virginia, here, the complexities of adapting to a new culture sparked BADIO’S interest in expressing his individuality. A visual artist by heart, BADIO’S canvases morphed into poems that initially became lyrics and songs BADIO performed on lunch tables, and schoolyards at his middle school Fred Lynn.
Attending Woodbridge Senior High School, a Center for Fine & Performing Arts, BADIO quickly became a popular figure amongst his peers when he created an acoustically driven, Hip Hop band whose music consisted of mellow acoustic strings, fortified by keen, witty, and clever lyrics that complimented a soothing female vocal provided by his band mate KZ. The CommonWealth, consisting of BADIO (lead), KZ (female Vocalist), Sulaiman Azimi (pianist, guitarist), went on to develop a grassroots following in Northern Virginia by way of their coffee house shows, and Battle of the Bands competitions, representing teen spirit. BADIO’S passion for timeless music landed him a role in creating Woodbridge Senior High School’s first music recording and managing program during his senior year.
After graduating high school with honors in the (CFPA program) in 2007, Badio moved to Orlando, Florida, attending Full Sail University, a nationally accredited trade school concentrating in video & film production, game development, recording arts and music business, BADIO graduated from Full Sail University with an Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts in the summer of October 2008.
BADIO persuaded his music career further by moving to Tucson, Arizona. Here, BADIO has managed to accumulate over 34, 945 views via his YOUTUBE CHANNEL BADIOTV, releasing music videos that he directs and edits himself. BADIO has established himself as a full force to be reckoned with. Creating a collage of sounds heavily influenced by the mishaps and daily obstacles of today’s forward thinking young adult, striving to make it on his or her own. BADIO has formulated a way of intertwining a lifestyle of urban college nightlife, brutal honesty of our generation’s insecurities, wanting to be, and the hopes of a better future all in one tune, rhythm, and lyric, one song at a time.
BADIO is the future of tomorrow's future.