New Studio EP From Joe Ryan III
Lyricist and rapper Joe Ryan III celebrates his faith with the release of a new 5 track EP, P.O.P. (Purpose Over Perfection), his inaugural studio release for Essential Sound/Sony Music Entertainment.
Joe Ryan lives by his two credos: “100% Faith, 0% Doubt” and “My backup plan is to never back down.” That determination and faith led him to leave his college basketball scholarship to focus on his music career, where he was rewarded by winning Milwaukee’s 103.7 FM “Kiss Icon Contest” while homeless and living out of his car. He parlayed that success into composing work for BET., soundtracking the shows “Toya: A Family Affair” and “Hip Hop Sisters.”
Ryan took another leap of faith when he drove cross country to Hollywood, California to work with industry giants like Heavy D, The Yin Yang Twins, and MC Lyte. While acquiring placements, Ryan wrote, produced, recorded, & mixed his debut independent album 1-7-8-9 – a symbol of the amount of miles he drove to reach Hollywood. The release went to #28 on the US iTunes R&B charts and earned him an exclusive licensing deal in Japan.
While enjoying his newfound success as his Japan-charting single “All I Want Is You” currently features on the Cartoon Network show “Teen Titans Go!,” Joe Ryan III released his 3rd Service Mixtape on Soundcloud earlier this year before starting on his first studio release. With P.O.P. (Purpose Over Perfection), Ryan III focuses his talents on helping save souls and make disciples and changing music through God’s grace, truth, and authenticity.