Today in our interview section we have ‘Rio 24K’. An artist, who is very passionate about whatever he do, whether it’s music or his life.
Twist Online: Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Rio 24K: I’m “Rio 24K” born and raised in Miami, Florida. I’m the youngest of my mother’s five kids. Most importantly, I am a father to my son and an unapologetic Christian. I’ve been rapping for some time now looking to do my part in bringing back consciousness and reality back to hip-hop.
Twist Online: Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Rio 24K: My older brothers introduced music into my life and I’ve been a fan ever since the age 6. The inspiration that led to me making music myself was the ability to make a difference by having a voice that connects with people and brings about a positive change.
Twist Online: Tell us about your projects “Flashing Lights” “The Beauty of Freedom”?
Rio 24K: Prior to the release of “Flashing Lights” I used to go by the name Cash Carter. I rapped about the typical things a Southern rapper rapped about in the music. But life happened and I was eventually led to the word. And after I discovered and accepted the word I walked away from my prior lifestyle. I initially gave up music but after prayer and reflection decided that God gave a gift and it would be a waste not to share it with the world. So “Flashing Lights” for me was letting people know that this is who I was and how with the grace of God I was able to make that transition from that lifestyle to trying to make a positive difference.
“Beauty Of Freedom” is me letting the world know that I have the freedom in my life to be who I want to be and do what I want to do without worrying about the critics. That I am a Christian who can hang with old friends without trying to be like them.
Twist Online: What kind of response they have received?
Rio 24K: The responses I received have been incredible. I’m humbled by the fact that so many people hear my music and are touched by how authentic and real it is. I like to say that I am very unapologetically Christian and people appreciate me for it because it’s just who I am.
Twist Online: What changed came into your music after converting to Christianity?
Rio 24K: The change that came from me was the fact that before I was a Christian I played like I had that perfect life when I made music. I acted like all the other rappers stretching the truth or living a lie all together. Now as a Christian, I feel more comfortable just keeping it real with the fans. I let them know that I’m flawed. I am Christian but sometimes I want to smoke weed, or I still have problems with people but try to turn the other check while keeping in check the side of me that wants to address every issue the old way. In a sense, the fans are witnessing my attempt at sanctification before their eyes through my music.
Twist Online: Are you influenced by any particular music genre?
Rio 24K: I listen to everything so yeah Hip Hop, Gospel, Rock, Old School R&B, Contemporary Music.
Twist Online: Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Rio 24K: My goal are to make music my full time career. I want to expand my brand from music into something that promotes positivity and self-empowerment in my community. I plan to start touring across the country to get the message heard.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Rio 24K : Yes, I’m working on a new project I’ve entitled “The Son of Jesse.” That is just my way of saying I’m like King David. A man looking to do good but falling short and being an imperfect person. In the mean time, I am looking to release a project before the release of “The Son of Jesse.”
Twist Online : What’s the best way to follow you online?
Rio 24K : You can follow me at