Catch me in every hip hop battle forum under the name robbarado.. ***About Us*** 'What was once just a concept has become reality.' Just a dream to four young men less then a year ago, dbMedia group has flourished into a full-time media company. Dirty Burg records currently has it's first artists slated to realease in October. Richard Rashaan Rucker J.R. CEO, D.B. Media group/Dirty Burg Records Ambitious, out-going,well-spoken, business savy, and a gentlemen are just a few words Richard uses to describe himself. Born in East Cleveland, He was moved from New York then back to his hometown Cleveland and raised in Twinsburg, Ohio. Richard drive was always for the best for his family as well as himself. He was very involved in sports in high school as well as D.J. along with D.J. E-Feezy at several local Cleveland hot spots, writing, after school programs for kids and student government. He considers his home town his family. He devotes his success much to his dearly beloved grandfather and mentor Thomas Foley, his mother Patricia Cannon, his sisters Maya Rucker, Rashae, Sharae, Melody Cannon and his eternal brother Robb Foster. He has won several awards in free writing, in business as well as his first love which is sports. Richard is a visionary for the community and basis much of his drive on bettering not only himself but everyone around him. He currently attends Kent State University in his Junior year where he is pursuing his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Computer Science. With a 3.6 gpa he strives for excellence. He applies all his prior business skills through schooling and work in sales and real estate to his music. 'My Ultimate goal is to change the world. I feel i was blessed with a talent as well as my partners Robb, Ben, and Johnny. I plan on succeeding by all means. We cannot be stopped.' Richard goes on to say 'These four young men are destined for success and will not fall short'. He grounds himself in Family, Friends, Faith and Freedom. He plans on further pursuing his education in recieving a P.H.D. as well as starting many for the betterment of the community drives including feeding the homeless and contributing to the Cleveland Public School systems. Some of his musical inspiration include Lil Flip, Clive Davis, Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, Percy Miller, KRS-One, Nas, Busta Rhymes, The County, G.I. Joes, LOX, Scarface, Reggie Knoble, Talib Kwali, Terror Squad, Ozzy Osbourne, UGK, Marshall 'Eminem' Mathers, Green Day, Miles Davis, Dr.Dre, Timbaland, B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Cash Money Records, DTP, E-40, B.O.N.E., 3-6 Mafia, EPMD, Cam'ron, the Diplomats, FADE Entertainment and anyone who worked from the ground up he holds high respect for. Robert Foster III COO, D.B. Media Group/Dirty Burg Records Robert was born in Mayfield Heights OH, and grew up in Warrensville Hieghts. When he was 12, his family moved to Bedford Heights, then to Twinsburg. Upon graduation from Twinsburg High School, he made several moves to Akron, Kent, Then Niles. He is currently finishing a BBA in Business Management and Finance at Kent State University. With many of lifes ups and downs, Robb has always faced his adversity right in the face and smiled. He feels blessed to have great friends who he considers family. Ric, Johnny, Ben, My lil brother Terence, Jax, Tone, Corey, Greg, B.G., Robillion, his girl Amber, and my mom and dad, are only some of people who have contributed to his success, as a person and as an artist. He holds only the highest regard for hip-hop. He is influenced by everyone who has ever contributed to the hip hop culture. His biggest influence include Tupac, Nas, The Lox, Outkast, Lil Flip, Ludacris, Twista, Krs-1, Eminem, and Redman. He has overcame many obstacles in his life including both social injustice and some family matters which instilled his drive. Now, his plan is to focus all energies, on creating platinum packages for D.B. Media Group, to help catapult them above all and dominate the music industry. In the near future he plans to help charitable organizations raise money and support for worthy causes. His long term goal is to obtain a PHD in Business Administration, and teach at the collegiate level, to help others with the same dream that he had to achieve their goals. He iscurrently working on a new album scheduled for release in 2004 entitled Bel0e Zer 0. John Vasenda Senior V.P./Chief of Media Production John is currently a senior Communications (Media) Major at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. After graduation, he will attend Ohio University to study Film and Television Production at the graduate level. Experience: Cable 9 Television: Camera man, editing, director of weekley show, producer of weekley show, cast member of weekley show. EB Video: Hired as freelance cameraman and grip (audio and lighting) to assist a production crew in the production of over ten, state level, political commercials for the Republican Party in Indiana. WHEI Television: Heidelberg College's Television Station. Experience: cameraman, director, editing, producing, writing, lighting...all aspects of semi-professional video production. WHEI Radio: Disc Jockey for three years at Heidelberg College. Private Work: -Shot a local commercial and three half hour shows for the Tiffin (Ohio) Fire Station dealing with fire awareness. -Various experimental short films and commercials. -Shot a pilot for a local boxing show in Twinsburg Ohio...the show never aired due to lack of advertising. -Assisted in design of Rob Insane's 'Absolute Negative' album cover. -Currently producing a short documentary on the Halocaust for educational purposes.