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|Birth name||Ray Romeo Antonio|
|Origin||Queens, New York, United States|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, filmmaker, author|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
Ray Romeo Antonio is an American filmmaker, musician, and author.
Romeo Antonio's early music career started in Sydney, Australia.[clarification needed] His debut album, The Real Romeo, was released in 1992 on A&M Records, with Antonio playing all instruments on the album. A Piece of Love Society was released in 1996 on Festival Records/BMG.
Steve Lobel introduced Antonio to Darryl McDaniels, one of the founding members of Run-DMC, which led to Antonio producing McDaniels' solo album, Checks Thugs and Rock n Roll, which was released on Romeo Antonio's RomenMpire Records on 28 March 2006.
As a film-maker
In 2006, Antonio executive produced the Emmy-award-winning VH1 documentary, DMC: My Adoption Journey, following Darryl McDaniels search for information about his early life and his birth parents. The Emmy Award was shared by Antonio, McDaniels, Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Papazian, and Michael DeLorenzo. It aired on CBS Sunday Morning.
In 2010 Antonio directed and co-wrote "Rollers" which won best drama at NYIFF. Antonio also produced "Pizza with Bullets" which won 7 film festival awards. Antonio also produced "Just Peck" starring Keir Gilchrist, Marcia Cross, Adam Arkin, and Brie Larson who went on to win the Academy Award for best actress in "Room".
Antonio also directed and produced a pilot for NashVegas, a scripted reality show following five people in different stages of their music industry careers, combined with a public-vote songwriting competition.
- 1997: Romeo's Gys/ Still Waters [Explicit]
- 2000: Swear Not By The Mood
- 2001: Romeo's 245/ Aggravated Assault Explicit
- 2010: Romeo's Backroom Story
- 2012 Romeo's Unique [Explicit]
Appearances on albums by other artists
|1997||Southwest Riders||Guitar, Piano Producer|
|1997||Trials & Tribulations||Poetic Hustla'z||Guitar (Acoustic), Piano, Producer|
|1998||Chapter II: Family Reunion||Mo Thugs Family||Assistant Engineer, Bass, Composer, Guitar, Mixing Assistant, Producer|
|1998||Don Cartagena||Fat Joe||Mixing|
|1998||Small Soldiers War 2 Tracks||Bone Thugs-N-Harmony||Guitar (Rhythm)|
|1998||Small Soldiers War 5 Tracks||Bone Thugs-N-Harmony||Guitar (Rhythm)|
|1999||Thug Mentality 1999||Krayzie Bone||Bass, Composer, Mixing Assistant, Producer|
|2000||The Collection, Vol. 2||Bone Thugs-N-Harmony||Producer|
|2001||'||Stone Rivers||Composer, Producer|
|2002||Simply Deep||Kelly Rowland||Guitar, Writer "Beyond Imagination"|
|2003||In This Skin||Jessica Simpson||Composer, Guitar, Main Personnel|
|2003||The Fighting Temptations||Movie Score||Guitar|
|2004||Greatest Hits||Bone Thugs-N-Harmony||Producer|
|2004||Greatest Video Hits||Bone Thugs-N-Harmony||Producer|
|2004||Reality Tour||Jessica Simpson||Composer|
|2005||The Rose, Vol. 2||2Pac||Producer|
|2006||Checks Thugs and Rock N Roll||DMC||Audio Production, Bass, Drum Programming, Executive Producer, Guitar, Mixing,
Multi Instruments, Orchestra Director, Orchestration, Producer, Vocals, Background.
|2009||Triple Feature||Jessica Simpson||Composer|
- Adams, Cameron (May 3, 1992). "The Backdoor Tour". Herald-Sun.
- Lobel, Steve. "Thug Mentality 1999". Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- Antonio, Romeo. "RomenMpire Records". Checks, Thugs and Rock N Roll. All Music by Rovi. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "CBS Sunday Morning". Just Like Me: My Adoption Journey. CBS Sunday Morning. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
- "The Man". IMDB. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- "Trophy". IMDB. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- Eames, Tom (18 March 2015). "Sam Cooke biopic in the works from filmmaker Romeo Antonio". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
- Gee, Brandon (August 8, 2010). "NashVegas". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "Romeo's Gys/ Still Waters [Explicit]". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Swear Not By The Mood". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Romeo's 245/ Aggravated Assault [Explicit]". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Romeo's Backroom Story". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Romeo's Unique". RomenMpire. Retrieved 12 October 2012.