RavO, born Raven McGriff on June 18, 1990, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While growing up, her parents realized that she was a peculiar child and creative in many areas.
Excelling through arts and music, RavO began playing the piano at the age of 5. Every since then, she developed an ear for music and practiced as much as time would allow. By age 9, the producer was writing and composing songs, recording them on cassette tapes.
In November 2007, a fellow producer introduced RavO to music software. "All I needed was the tools to be put in my lap and the rest was history." RavO has pretty much taught herself everything she knows about music production through experience and trial and error (also YouTube of course; you can learn anything on YouTube!). Starting out (formerly known as Mz. Silhouette), she loved to produce mostly R&B, in which she later became the personal producer for her childhood friend since grade school, Jae Ali. They made a great team and RavO became well known for her R&B slow jams and was often called "The Next Missy Elliot" and/or "The Female Timbaland." However, deep down, there was always conviction because she knew the Lord wanted her to make music for His kingdom.
RavO unexpectedly gave her life to Christ in April 2012. However, it wasn't until about 2014 where she began to produce Gospel and Christian Hip Hop. She has been blessed to work with artist Gemstones and produce for his latest album, Blind Elephant. RavO's production on this album included, "Quick Go In," "Lyrical Miracle," and co-production of "Temple." She will also be producing his next entire project "The Little Dash In Between" so stay tuned!
She has also produced single "Words You Don't Say" by God Over Money artist, Datin ft. Bizzle. Recently, RavO began working with artist, Gabriel Day, and ended up producing his entire third album "Church" released January 11, 2019. It debuted on seven different Billboard charts. Singles from this album includes "Love Never Fails" and "I Am."
Music production may be her top passion, but RavO loves to create in many other areas. She is also a singer, lyricist, songwriter (for herself and other artists), mixing engineer, piano composer, drawing artist, painter, graphic designer, web designer, and more. She looks to give God reverence and acknowledgement in every thing that she creates and in everything she does. "He gave me all of these gifts so it's only right that I use them to glorify His name and bring souls to the kingdom!"