Antonio Hawkins, professionally know as H3RO, was born August 18, 1991 was born in Evanston, IL to Calla Lopez and Antoine Hawkins. His father was incarcerated shortly after his birth. For the majority of his childhood he was raised by his mother and his Aunts on the north side of Chicago. His mothers married and he later had two additions to the family. Years later his mother and her husband divorced. In 2001, Antonio and his family moved to Waukegan, IL due to him mothers engagement to another man. She wanted to get him away from the streets of Chicago to give him a better chance at life. After all the ups and downs, moving to Texas and back to Chicago, Antonio finally graduated from Prospect High School, in Mount Prospect, IL in 2009.
Two weeks after his high school graduation, Antonio joined the U.S. Army starting his service July 1st, 2009. He completed Basic Training, Advanced Training and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. In 2010, Antonio deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months living in the middle of a valley on a hilltop where the only shelter he had was a parachute to keep the sun off of him and the rest of his Platoon. The first night he was there he had met a guy name Kevin. The first words out of Kevin’s mouth to him were, “hey, do you rap?” From that day on he started rapping with his R&B style.
Countless firefights later, he made it home safe. He started a family and began buckling down with putting this dream of the stage life into play. Connecting and driving relationships with individuals in order to learn the ropes. He is currently working on his first complete body of work, and EP titled “Losing Myself”. He will be taking part in many shows to come and will never stop gunning for the top spot.