Born Mark Anthony Ross, professionally known under the moniker "Riot", this talented musician hails from the heart of Durham, North Carolina. Despite being raised within communities considered by some as undeveloped and crime infested, Riot found his escape through creating music. Riot's production lives up to his name with a blend of tumultuous sounds, hard hitting percussion, and balanced mix of sonorous melodic live played and sampled instrumentation.
Throughout the years the Bull City producer has sharpened his musical skills by working with crafty vets such as Skaz Digga, the DJ/Producer for legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane of the past 20 years. Riot also has worked with many of his peers such as KountDown, DamiThaPrince, Cardiak, FreshTheProducer, and David Dangelo.
Working directly alongside longtime collaborator, hip hop artist Markee Steele; the rapper/producer duo has built a sound that is evolving into one of music's hottest new waves. With standout records like “Big Dreams II” which has been featured on Joe Budden Podcast, Tidal's Rising Stars playlist among many others; it is evident that Riot strives to use his sound to communicate and heal not only the growing audience that tune in, but also the collaborators whom he creates with him.