Denard Timarley Riley was born on February 22nd, 1985. He lived the life of an army brat, moving from place to place, having his twin brother as a confidant.  At the age of 18, he collaborated with some friends to create a “diss” record aimed towards other rappers in his neighborhood, for the sole purpose of amusement.  Through this experience D. Riley discovered that he loved making music and was determined to create a new sound.

When he met Henry Da 9th, a producer from London living in New York, he began taking music more seriously and considered it a major part of his future. Soon the PLEH! Squad, with Denardo (Aceteria!) and his cousin Tristan Parris, was formed and they collaborated to release numerous local mix-tapes that quickly became popular in Westchester, New York. After a two year break from PLEH!, Riley has begun his journey as a solo artist with his project, “Finally Say Finally,” which generated notable buzz within New York City. After reconnecting with Henry Da 9th he moved forward with the Collapse EP. The Collapse EP quickly became a critically acclaimed project with a unique synergy that blends the genres of hip hop and alternative rock. With a large online presence and crowd-pleasing performance skills, Riley has evolved into an artist that stands alone, building a new style and brand of hip hop.

“Nobody’s Perfect” was Riley’s first hip hop LP with English Channel Music Group and allowed him to further his career with songs such as “Hollywood,” “In My Head,” “Dreamer,” and “Enter the Sun.” With such a mixed compilation of sound, the project opened doors for him to perform at larger venues across New York and surrounding states.

Riley is currently working on the next installment of his HipHop/Alternative Rock EP series, “Ruins EP,” produced by Henry Da 9th. The “Ruins EP” will be released in Fall 2011.


Don’t miss out on Riley’s albums…

Nobodys Perfect

Collapse EP

Finally Say Finally









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