"Hard To Explain"
They Call Him LIO RUSH…
That is exactly what you get the moment you press play to listen to his melodic Hip Hop vibe… an euphoric musical RUSH. However, Lio does not rush you through his lyrical and music journey. It is evident that he masterfully considered a way to make you feel every word as though you were right there with him physically and inside his mind, experiencing every moment of every situation told.
Born Lionel Gerard Green Jr, to two Gospel singers, Lionel & Leslie in 1994, it was obvious that music was destined to be a part of his life even before birth — though Lio was not keen on the idea at first.
His first love was sports and specifically wrestling. The moment he stepped onto a wrestling mat in high school, he quickly found his footing and started to dream of one day being the main attraction and high flying like the superstars of WWF. Fast forward to the year 2014, Lio began wrestling professionally with the biggest and most well-known professional wrestling companies including, ROH (Ring of Honor), AAA, New Japan Pro Wrestling, AEW (All Elite Wrestling) and YES the WWE(World Wrestling Entertainment).
While blazing to the top in the wrestling arena, music journeyed it’s way back to him like an old friend tapping him on the shoulder saying, “Remember me?” So he collaborated with his father on an intro song for his wrestling matches. And the rest, as they say, is history.
In July 2019, Rush released his debut single as a rapper titled “Scenic Lullaby” with modest success and then followed up with the single, “I Wonder”, from which the world began to realize that he has great singing ability too… and fans wanted more! So, he gave his fans just that and dropped two albums next: In May 2020, his debut studio album, Ever After and quickly released his second studio album, The Final Match, in July 2021.
Whether you’re capturing all of Lio’s pieces of gold dropped in the wrestling world or vybing on his new 2022 EP release on Thump Records, Not Found 2, you will be highly entertained. This EP has collaborations with Justin Garner a.k.a. JustBeatz, which has taken Lio’s talents to new heights — breaking the ceiling and soaring through the clouds.
Lio Rush is out to show the world how dedication and perseverance can bring you full circle through all your talents, from the wrestling ring to the recording studio.
The RUSH factor is real!