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Santino Noir's spent his early teens as an awkward 300lb misfit trying to find his voice in a scattered and constantly evolving music industry. Having tried his hand in metal and hip hop, in his early 20's he formed hard rock act Scarlet Carson, which released 3 albums and toured for 6 nears. This allowed him the grueling privilege of cutting his teeth on the gritty rock n roll circuit, an unlikely background to which few rappers can lay claim. His lyrically charged and unique flavor of hip hop combined with high energy performances and his powerful vocal presence have allowed him to carve out an untapped niche somewhere in the middle of the hip hop, pop, and rock genres. With chameleon like diversity, Santino has performed for tens of thousands of fans in venues big and small across the country, sharing the stage with acts such as Redman, MGK, Drake, Travis Porter, Papa Roach, Motley Crue, Ke$ha, Buckcherry, The Jonas Brothers, Adam Gontier (of Three Days Grace), Saliva, Melissa Gorga, and many more.
While Santino's leap in to the world of hip hop was not a sudden one, it was many years before he would find his voice as a hip hop artist. In early 2003, only a Freshman in high school, Santino learned of the untimely death of his best friend and cousin, Luke. While attending the services with family, Santino came across the last lyrics ever written by his late aspiring rapper cousin. He decided to lay down those final lyrics to tape in memoriam, and would continue to rap for many years behind closed doors while focusing on his more rock and roll oriented projects.
In the summer of 2012 Santino began to come in to his own as an emcee, honing his lyrical abilities and perfecting his flow. He spent the summer releasing tracks featuring close friends and fellow artists, testing the waters, including a dance-driven pop/hip-hop track featuring Melissa Gorga of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” The track “I Just Wanna” features Gorga’s upbeat energy while Santino backs her up with his rapid rap-rock vocal style. "I Just Wanna" was also accompanied by a Scott Hansen helmed music video, produced in full by Santino and released via Vevo, tallying over 500,000 views to date. This was followed by numerous live performances & media appearances (including 2 spots on Entertainment Tonight) in support of the single. On the heels of the success of "I Just Wanna", Noir released his first full-length solo album in the winter of 2012 entitled "They'll Never See It Coming". The first single off of the album, "Feelin' Good" followed by "Break Me Down" which both saw great success, fully shifted Santinos focus in to becoming Santino Noir.
Through 2013 in to 2015, Noir has been in the studio tracking his follow up records and perfecting his sound. Spring 2014 saw the release of the lead off single "Mainstream Misfits" accompanied by the Santino Noir directed music video. In April 2015, Noir announced that he will be forgoing the traditional LP album release and instead will be releasing 3 connected EP's entitled See No Evil, Hear No Evil, and Speak No Evil, the first of which is schedule to drop June 23rd, 2015. Expect updates on supporting show dates and music videos to follow.