Carlito Valentine hails from the smalltown of Macon, GA an hour south from Atlanta. He's different flavor in the mix of southern artist that are now emerging.
An artist of Vice-City Records, Inc.
A premiere artist has emerged from a small town in middle Georgia known as Macon. After a stunning debut on the P.I.T.T.S. La Familia LP in 2001 and a year long hiatus, he has returned to offer his sound to Georgias mix of hot, up and coming hip hop creations. He is as confident as he is gifted for good reasons. A producer with focus, a tenacious businessman, and for many a lyrical genius; he has become more than a one-dimensional threat. Influences from artists such as Jay Z, Nas, OutKast, GooDie MoB GHPP, the PITTS, Southern Set, Breyz and many more have shaped him into a prominent force in the music industry.
As an outlet to release the pressure from ongoing pandemonium in his life, Valentine has developed a flair for painting three-dimensional landscapes via incomparable rhyme schemes. His desire for greatness has lead to numerous underground endeavors, such as Animal Grounds Project Birth and Street Heat that have spawned a loyal following. Thus; a progressing talent has flourished into a musical workhorse with unimaginable potential.
His first recordings, alongside other members of the PITTS, were recorded at the legendary Phoenix Recording Studio, a name synonymous with such greats as James Brown, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, and Lena Horne. The first radio single Macon It Hottt scored a relatively moderate success on local radio, and lead to Valentine lending his writing abilities to some of Georgias new artist.
He has performed as an opening act for Pastor Troy, graced the stage at Macons own Douglas Theater, rocked shows for the Urban Spotlight as a guest for comrade Don Ghotti, and delivered for a broad range of mixtapes. Carlito has also been on stage with the late great Roger Troutman and GooDie Mob.
Carlito Valentine is currently creating musical compositions for numerous albums such as: Don Ghottis solo effort Amera Costra Nostra, Don Vegas first solo Lp, and his own album Out of the Belly Came Him for which a film of connected musical videos is in the making. Valentine is not just another rap artist; he is and will be a necessity to the hip hop movement in the South.
two turntables and a mic