As we face a multitude of adversities throughout life, we all seek an outlet to alleviate our pain and express ourselves. For some, music is medicine which eventually transitions into a passion and career choice. For Frio, AKA The Prince of PA, he was met with much resistance during his younger years. From loss, near death experiences, and heart break, he was able to pour his soul into his music resulting in a loyal fanbase, unforgettable performances and releases, and purpose.
The heart and soul of a music artist is unlike any other I have come in contact with. Frio, the prince of PA, invited me into his life as he shared the gut wrenching hardships he was faced with. As a child, Frio experienced the death of his mother. At such a young, many of you may be able to relate to the deep sense of emptiness that is left upon a child whom loses a mother. Over the years, I have recognized that loss triggers the desire to pinpoint an outlet to express one’s pain. For Frio, this outlet was music.
Frio’s pain didn’t end with the passing of his mother. In 2014, he suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in which severed his subclavian artery. For those who may not know what this vessel is responsible for, I’m about to give you some nursing insight. The subclavian artery receives its blood supply directly from the heart and is responsible for providing circulation to the upper extremities, head, and neck. Major injury to this artery typically results in death. However, Frio miraculously survived this devastating injury.
After his recovery, Frio made himself a promise; to push his way into the industry and also assist the youth in his community. Thus far, he has remained committed to this promise. In December of 2019, Frio became a pertinent figure in the “Guns Down Christmas Concert”, an anti-violence effort with a portion of the proceeds going toward the family of a gunshot victim. Not only has Frio had an active role in his community, but he has been consistently releasing music for his audience.
A few weeks ago, Frio released the “33 Freestyle”. In this short time frame, the talented rapper has received almost 4 thousand views on YouTube. As the viewer chimes into the video, they are met with Frio at the cemetery while he speaks his truth with pure lyricism.
I can tell when an artist creates their music from a place of pain and emotion. That is exactly what Frio does. He creates relatable, soulful, and catchy music for his fans. It is no surprise that he has obtained an extremely loyal fanbase. People look to him for music that touches their deepest feelings. I look forward to seeing Frio’s journey soar to new heights. Please be sure to follow him on social media and stream his music!