Jonathán Pérez, better known as Serio, is a Mexican American Rap Artist from Los Angeles, California, United States. He has worked with other chicano rap artists such as Kid Frost, Lighter Shade of Brown, Proper Dos, and MC Magic.
When Pérez was a child, his grandmother said that he always had a serious look on his face. It was for that reason she gave him the nickname, Serio, which in Spanish, means serious. Serio claims he loved rap since childhood and started writing and rapping when he was a teenager. He made his professional debut as a rap artist in 2005.
In 2006, Serio released his first album, Nightmares Turned Into Reality.
His single, "I Got To Have You" gained rotation on select radio stations throughout the United States. In 2008, Serio released the single, “Serio Controla” from his then upcoming sophomore album, N.T.I.R. Part 2 The Revenge Of Serio, subsequently released in 2009. This time, his track, “In L.A.” included a guest appearance by Kid Frost.
In 2011, his third album, Gansterism Part 3, was released featuring MC Magic on 2 tracks, “Serio Come Back” and “I’ll Never Forget”. Also featured on the album are Lighter Shade of Brown, Conejo, and Mr. Midget Loco. In 2011 Pérez trademarked his pseudonym, Serio.
In 2012 Serio released his newest single “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Mexican” featuring Proper Dos and Conejo. It is a song that challenges the new law in the state of Arizona. As well as all racism towards all Mexicans. Since many politicians including President Barack Obama seem to target Mexicans. Serios message in this song is, it is time for La Raza to stand up and tell all people “Serio This Is Our Land” and we should be treated fairly and equal as anyone in the United States. In addition, he continues to work with his peers in Chicano Rap and plans to release his fourth album and a book in the near future.
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