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Van Tha R.I.P is a 23 year old artist/producer born and raised in Flint Mi. He found his Talent at the better late than never age of 19; 1st learning of his writing abilities by being in love he began to explore other talents of art not just rapping but spoken word, R&B, producing music, filming an editing music videos.....Influenced to explore and use what the Lord has blessed with; He has many mentors but none greater than his older brother Flints Finest spoken word artist KING HEN....In 2009 Van Tha R.I.P began his writing an producing for Flint label Morale Music thru creative differences he left Morale but still works close with all the artist and CEO to this day. In late 2010 R.I.P met King O Live and other Flint artist Sway Boy n Figga Da Kid therefore forming a music group the likes of which Flint or the nation has seen an that group is AoTG ( Ahead of The Game) Each of them bringing something to the table through versatility, music, writing, and other benefits to the arts Genre. In 2011 Van Tha R.I.P began his 1st project feeling it was time to launch his name as more than a producer he began working on "Back From The Great Beyond" (Never Launched) He put the project on hold to pay more focus on his degree at Spring Arbor University but has never lost his love for being and all around Artist.AoTG MG has many accomplishments as well as more to come to speak on their name. Flints 1st Annual Hip Hop Award show as well as multiple mixtapes including Live Nation and Figgadelphia.....as the company prepares to drop R.I.P 1st mixtape Zero 2 Hero they hope to continue bringing back Flint in culture and popularity through music for somethin positive more than Negative. Van Tha R.I.P is an artist for today, influence on tomorrow, an the future for all things music by speaking on more than just life and situations he varies his ranges wherever his talents are suited most