Renz Julian aka Playa Renz is a Bay Area rapper/singer, producer, and CEO of Field of Dreamz Ent. LLC, distributed by EMPIRE. A product of an African American father with cuban ancestry, and a Filipino mother in the The east bay area of northern California. Renz made it through a tumultuous upbringing in a household engulfed in drug abuse & domestic violence. He found himself bouncing from home to home, living with different friends & relatives as a youth, and learning to hustle to survive. A native of Oakland, & Antioch Ca founded the record label Street People Ent. in West Oakland CA with former business partner Salim The Uneek. He released a series of underground releases under the name Playa Renz, and built up a solid street following in the bay area thru independent mixtapes, and performances. The former St. Mary’s College football player took a short hiatus from music to pursue a pro football career in mini camps with the Atlanta Falcons, CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, and played a season with Rapid City of the NIFL. After deciding music was his true passion he decided to return to the Bay Area and form a new label Field of Dreamz Ent. LLC. He since has garnered national and international airplay for multiple singles & music videos, and worked with many heavy hitters in the industry. The list includes Twista, E-40, Tom Slick of Colipark Music (Souljah Boy), The Jacka (RIP), Mistah FAB, Clyde Carson, J. Stalin, C-Major (Shady Records), The Hoodstars, Big Rich, Mike Marshall, Traxamillion, & more. An entrepreneur and street activist, Renz also founded T.H.U.G. Scholarship in San Jose, Ca. The program is a fund for Bay Area minority youth enduring hardship and pursuing a higher education. He also released an album & documentary series under the same title, for more info on the project visit thugscholarship.com.
A product of a single-parent household, Renz was forced out to live on his own by the age of 14. Being shuttled from home to home due to domestic violence & drug problems within his household, Renz took to the streets and learned to survive by hustling in various ways. A gifted athlete, Renz went to college on a football scholarship, and had a brief stint as an Arena football player. After injuries, clashes with coaching staffs, & battles with drug & alcohol addictions, Renz found himself back home in West Oakland, Ca. Hustling with ambitions of starting a record label, He and partner Salim formerly of the group "Goldfingaz" formed Field of Dreamz Ent. (formerly Street People Ent.), a record label & recording studio on Sycamore St. of West Oakland, Ca. After an unstable upbringing, & the deaths friends & family members, Renz has been driven to find success in the music industry. His goal is to use music to tell his story and help uplift impoverished, neglected inner-city youth.
The street banger that’s been buzzin’ on the internet “Commando” is now on itunes. With a feature from Oakland legend Keak Da Sneak, this track will for sure be slappin’ in the trunks around the Bay Area. Tune in to 510radio.com to hear this and more heaters. Buy On iTunes
#RENZ510RADIO is the new mixtape series launched by internet radio station 510radio.com. Mixed by coast 2 coast DJ Haki Official, featuring Oakland artist Renz Julian, & various artists, with the focus on pushing hidden talent from the Bay Area worldwide. Renz Julian & DJ Haki Official #RENZ510RADIO Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. I