local talent

by Brian Clarey

René Rodriguez



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Originally Rene Rodriguez was here on Page Three to plug his upcoming events, but it’s fitting top keep him here at the front of our Meaning of Life Issue. Rene is a cancer survivor, diagnosed at Stage 4, after it had moved from his tonsils to his neck. After 38 radiation treatments, six rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries, he went into remission and has passed his five-year mark. “I was in a fight for my life,” he says, “and I not only survived but thrived.” Now he does what he likes best: the music business. He’s got a promotion company; he DJs for a rock band; and he’s started a record label, Riff-Raff Entertainment, that is currently seeking hip-hop and rock acts. Check it out for yourself at