Romeo Antonio

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Romeo Antonio
Birth name Ray Romeo Antonio
Origin Queens, New York, United States
Genres R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, filmmaker, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1995–present

Ray Romeo Antonio is an American filmmaker, musician, and author.


Early career

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.[1] A Piece of Love Society was released in 1996 on Festival Records/BMG.

RomenMpire Records

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.[2]

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.[3]

In 2007 Antonio produced the TV pilot The Man written by Anthony Zuiker and directed by Simon West, starring LL Cool J.[citation needed][4]

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 produced the 2007 short film Lucifer. In 2008, he was the Executive Producer of Trophy, a TV drama distributed by Home Box Office and Peccadillo Pictures.[citation needed][5]

In 2015 it was reported that Antonio had reached an agreement with the family of Sam Cooke to make a biopic of the soul singer.[6]

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.[7]



  • 1997: Romeo's Gys/ Still Waters [Explicit][8]
  • 2000: Swear Not By The Mood[9]
  • 2001: Romeo's 245/ Aggravated Assault Explicit[10]
  • 2010: Romeo's Backroom Story[11]
  • 2012 Romeo's Unique [Explicit][12]

Appearances on albums by other artists

Year Album Artist Credit
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 Moodring Mýa Guitar
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
2010 Tri-Pack Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Producer


  1. ^ Adams, Cameron (May 3, 1992). "The Backdoor Tour". Herald-Sun.
  2. ^ Antonio, Romeo. "RomenMpire Records". Checks, Thugs and Rock N Roll. All Music by Rovi. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. ^ "CBS Sunday Morning". Just Like Me: My Adoption Journey. CBS Sunday Morning. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ "The Man". IMDB. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Trophy". IMDB. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
  6. ^ Eames, Tom (18 March 2015). "Sam Cooke biopic in the works from filmmaker Romeo Antonio". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  7. ^ Gee, Brandon (August 8, 2010). "NashVegas". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Romeo's Gys/ Still Waters [Explicit]". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Swear Not By The Mood". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Romeo's 245/ Aggravated Assault [Explicit]". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Romeo's Backroom Story". RomenMpire Records. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Romeo's Unique". RomenMpire. Retrieved 12 October 2012.

External links

  • Romeo Antonio on IMDb
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