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Growing up as an only child and raised by his father, Ryan was constantly immersed in a musical world. At the age of 9, Ryan began taking piano lessons and quickly became aware that music was his hidden talent. While attending high school in Colonial Heights, Virginia, he began to get heavily involved with audio production and started producing hip-hop instrumentals. Shortly after beginning college at Florida State University in the fall of 2005, Ryan was introduced to who would become his most influential musical partner as well as a close friend: Daniel Wassef. Ryan and Daniel formed a hip-hop group with two others, Alejandro Nodarse and Dexter Bryant, Jr., known as “The SouthSide”. Ryan was quickly and heavily influenced by DD’s complex rhythms while DD was just as influenced by Ryan’s musicality…this was a vibe that the two would play off of for years to come. After releasing their first album in the spring of 2006, “Sounds of the South”, the group parted ways, however Daniel and Ryan continued to work together. Ryan also began work on solo material, drawing influence by bands such as Coldplay, The Beatles, Radiohead, The Killers, Maroon 5, System of a Down, Ray Charles and countless others. He began writing a number of songs ranging from everything from funk, to rock and pop and everything in between. The countless hours that Ryan spent writing and re-writing song after song eventually paid off; in the spring of 2010, he and Daniel teamed up yet again to create one of their best works to date: “Someone Out There”, a song whose lyrics declared a yearning for hope and direction and contained some of the deepest subject matter that the two had ever co-written. The song proved that the two artists had grown immensely since their early collegiate days. They are still working together currently, and will soon be releasing “Someone Out There” along with other new material soon.