Demario Barnes, also known as “Rio”, is Vegas’s new kid on the block. The eighteen year old released his first song on SoundCloud a little over a month ago and has already reached over 16,000 plays overall. He moved to Las Vegas from Jamaica when he was nine and always took interest in music. At a young age, Rio began to listen to Lil Wayne, whom he says is his biggest influence. He also listens to artists like Travis Scott, Drake, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti and Cheef Keef. I was curious to see what SoundCloud would pair him with so I used his song “Left Side” to create a station on the App. The first three artists that came up in relation to his song were Offset, Dave East, and Playboi Carti. Rio says he’s in the midst of filming a music video for “Left Side” and to be on the look out for his debut performance which is to be announced.