In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Santino Rose and his brand new single titled “Gently”.
Discovered by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Harold Lilly, Jr. on YouTube after hearing that there were teen girls in D.C. going online to see Santino Rose every day. Once Harold Lilly saw the video of Santino singing, he flew him out to Los Angeles to work with Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Elvis “Blac Elvis” Williams where they started writing and recording with Santino.
Santino has had the opportunity to work with some heavy hitters including acclaimed music gurus like Sean “The Penn” Garrett (Beyoncé, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Mario) Jarod ‘King Beatz’ Barnes (Aaliyah, Ron Isley, Sisqo), Nelson Frank (Latoya Luckett, Tank, Ginuwine), Leonard Huggins, Sr. (Melanie Fiona, Keyshia Coles, Jennifer Lopez) among others.
In 2015 he wrote “Scoot Ova” produced by super-producer Zaytoven (Usher, Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert) on male R&B group 4EY The Future’s album which quickly became a viral dance hit.
His passion is raw, edgy and emotional music. His musical influences are Michael Jackson, Usher, Tupac, Chris Brown and Stevie Wonder.