Jonathán Pérez, better known as Serio, is a Chicano Rap artist from Los Angeles, CA. His grandmother nicknamed him "Serio", which in Spanish means serious, because as a child he always had a serious look on his face. Serio has loved rap since childhood and started writing & rapping when he was a teenager. Serio made his professional debut as a rap artist in 2005 shortly before the release of his first album, Nightmares Turned Into Reality (2006). His single from that album, "I Got To Have You" gained rotation on select radio stations throughout the United States. Serio has had a great deal of success with his independent label, Serio Controla Records. To date, his label has released 4 solo albums and 4 DVDs, moving over a million units worldwide.