What’s up everybody?!
My name is Larry Ryan Schmidt you may also know me as Wheelz the rapper. I was born in Austin, Texas also known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”. At the age of 4 years old I was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. At the time I had no clue what was happening to my body.
3 years later I was confined to a power wheelchair. So remember I’m only 7 years old, no one taught me how to operate a wheelchair. I was a dangerous driver running into walls, I was pretty much destroying my house but I finally mastered how to drive the darn chair.
10 years later I started to write music & record in my dad’s home studio, a few months later I went to buy some Michael Jordan shoes & they didn’t have the shoe’s I wanted. So I went to another store, they ended up having the shoe’s. Before I left I start talking to this guy, to find out he’s a DJ. I started talking to him, I told him I rap so I asked him, hey do know where a good studio is to record? He said he knew of one. He gave me a phone number & told me to call Nathan AKA Lil black. I gave him a call & he gave me Tim Bailey’s number. Long story short he is now my producer, friend, & brother from another mother.
My music is very inspirational, uplifting, positive, motivating. Will give you Goosebumps, every song has a message in it. I poured my heart out in these tracks. I also rap to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 1 out of 3,600 boys worldwide are born with DMD. There is no cure at this time, so I put a non-profit together called Inspiration on Wheelz to help boy’s with Muscular Dystrophy.
I would like to thank God for blessing me with these musical talents. I’d like to thank all my fans my friends & my family for supporting me. A special thanks to Dremana Productions.