Diamond District Entertainment Presents


Robert Joyner, born August 27 1982, Charleston, South Carolina but raised in Harlem. Straight out of Harlem, home of P Diddy, Big L (R.I.P.), The Cotton Club and the Mecca of style, emerges a “Gift To The Streets” RIZ aka Young RIZ. Just like the title of one of his many songs blazing the streets, RIZ and his crew, The Self Made Riders, comes at a time when NY is on the verge of reclaiming her crown again. “This kid is very talented, he has great song and hook writing capabilities” -50 Cent

RIZ has already recorded collaborations with Killer Mike, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Papoose, Remy Martin, and many more. Together with Will “DaBoss” and David “Da” Jeweler, Diamond District Entertainment was founded, signing RIZ as their premier featured artist. “RIZ has the talent of some of the greatest hip hop icons dead or alive rolled up into one, I had to sign him.” –David “Da” Jeweler. Diamond District Entertainment has since released their first project “The Re-Up /Self Made City” hosted by Hot 97’s very own, DJ Envy, selling over 7500 copies locally in 3 weeks. “RIZ is definitely going to be a problem for the music industry” –DJ Envy

The Re-Up showcases an array of styles in a signature that is definitely reminiscent of Biggie/ 2 Pac/ 50 Cent, while intermingling his own sound, bringing his insight from the streets of NYC (Harlem). On any given day, RIZ can be heard on Hot 97’s or Power 105.1 radio station. Songs currently spinning and picking up BDS spins are the smash single “Put Em Up”, “Money Makes The World Go Round” Feat Prodigy, several freestyles, promos and many more hits off of The Re-Up/ Self Made City mixtape.

Along with several mixtape appearances from DJ’s such as DJ Envy, Big Mike, DJ Kay Slay and even on the southern scene with Evil Empire. RIZ has also done several interviews and magazine appearances with Sirius Satellite Radio like Mixtape Kings, Mixtape Chronicles, Shade 45, and major publications such as Floss, Laced, and Blow, just to name a few.

RIZ has also captivated and captured music fans with his high impact live performances. He can be seen at many venues throughout NYC and the Regional area such as Club City, The Remote Lounge, and Club Temple just to name a few. RIZ just recently won first place in “The Faces in the Crowd Showcase” Hosted by J-Hatch which is the biggest Hip-Hop showcase in NYC.

“I have not heard anybody in NY sound as good as RIZ in a long time” -Kay Kay Rosemond (Universal Motown Records A & R)

With The Re-Up Mixtape being one of a kind featuring all original songs and RIZ opening up for some of hip hop’s elite such as Juelz Santana, Tony Yayo, Dipset and Mobb Deep just to name a few; stay tuned as he becomes one of hip hop’s young bright emerging star. View myspace profile