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Born and raised in the streets of Portland Oregon when gentrification did not exist, Antonio PettyJohnBlue quickly learned how to adapt as well as survive through the trenches of a hard knock life. Being born with alcohol and drugs in his system, the world already deemed Mr. PettyjohnBlue a lost cause. However that did not stop him from allowing his unique lyrics and vocal skills to be heard amongst the young crowds in inner cities across the east,south and west coast projects. Possessing flare and finesse, Antonio has a sound like no other. A new music called (r&p) rhythm and pleasure, but as Antonio would say, “ its just raw pism.” A lyrical poet who not only has the ability to create in your face and sometimes in your bedroom melodies, and controversial as it is, Antonio’s music style is one of a kind.
Listening to legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Antonio always knew that he was destined to be a superstar just like the people he aspired to one day perform with. Antonio was raised in foster care and admits although it still bothers him to this day, the hardship he experienced has made him a stronger artist. “ My mother’s side of the family is where I developed my ability to move and serenade crowds,Mary ann sloan/turner was a very determined black woman,because of portlands poverty and high rise of ghetto logy (king rawzky) was cheated from a normal childhood.I never lost faith,I kept my future clear by writing and singing through the hard times.my father’s musical gift as a professional performer and teacher of music is where I got my soul, rhythm and funk from.”
The now midlife,midaged artist has put all his focus and drive into being the next breakout star not only in Portland, but across the world. The 31 year old conglomerate has brought together trends in people who never thought would team up. He is a current CEO of Rawzky Records and hopes to change lives of the youth around him who suffer from the effects of gang violence and a lack of role models in their communities. In addition to his new found record company, King Rawzky is also a first year student in college studying Radio Broadcasting.
Hailing from a musical background, Antonio’s mother also was a singer. His late mother who was tragically killed as a car illegally ran a stop light,a case of (hit and run). had a voice that would sound a crying baby to sleep. His Father Jake the Snake Booker, is currently performing across the nation showcasing his rock and soul funkadelic talents while honing his guitar entertaining packed lounges and night clubs. Antonio’s late grandfather Venerable F Booker is a legendary scholar who was one of the first black presidents of a bank he owned in Portland Oregon since the late 1960’s. Coming from a musical background and a traditional soul and gospel spiritual background,Antonio regrets not being able to bond with his grandfather as he is sure the legendary mr.booker would be proud even though im no banker, his grandfather also was a lover of music blessing his grandchild with cleaverness,rythem and brilliance. Yes,this star is relivent and comes from good stock.it will be only a matter of time before you see this great talant surface on your tv and radio staions,
The friends and family of Antonio pettyjohnblue express their gratitude towards Portland’s critics, says King Rawzky. Its ironic and amazing to be loved and respected by so many. Considering the hate and jealousy that keeps Portland’s music world in the dirt. “There’s no support first of all”, says King Rawzky (Antonio). “You have to give more than you receive…if you really want a reward.” A true found talent, King Rawzky is destined to be crowned one of Portland Oregon’s best artists.