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Santino is the newest innovator of Hip Hop Rock. Bringing the edge of metal in to the world of rap and hip hop. Santino's "Hip Hop Rock" combines catchy hip hop beats, articulated flows, melodies worthy of a rock song, and captivating lyrics! Hip hop will never be the same!


The beat stops and the audience goes quiet, but a voice is still blairing over the speakers. The lyrics pour through the sound system at an unyielding rate, putting its listeners in to a trance. The words and the flow force you to stop what your doing and concentrate on every carefully written rhyme. Suddenly, everything else becomes less important than right here and now, even if only for a moment. Because every word being said is in direct relation to you, because you can feel the exact emotions being expressed, and because its real and its human. Singer and Songwriter Santino, the new face in the New Jersey hip hop scene at the young age of 18 sets his goals to reach the aforementioned and nothing less. To connect on a level beyond envy and jealousy like so many other arists in this genre seem to do. To connect with his listener on more familiar grounds, by singing about things we all know, things we all live through, and things we all think about at one point or another. Emotion is the strongest physical feeling known to man, and no emotion is left untouched by this talented young artist.

The summer of 2005 was one of the most important moments of Santino's life/career. The summer in which he left his first mark on the hip hop scene with his debut release "The Brilliance". A 10 track album, showcasing the young artists diversity, lyrically and vocally. With the energetic and verbally entertaining first single "Between 2 Worlds", Santino allows us some insight as to where he stands on many hot topics, and general everyday situations. "The Brilliance" also feautres a guest appearance by up and coming female vocalist AmandaChrys on the mellow track "Let it Go", on which our young artist finds himself at a low point, but wont allow it to get the best of him. Other tracks such as "Break Me Down", "Ignite", and "Sleepwalking", reveal Santino's heavy rock background as ex-frontman for multiple NJ metal bands. Currently, promoting the release of his album "The Brilliance" through many underground marketing methods. Santino is rapidly making a name for himself in New Jersey and with the on-line community throughout the country, having sold copies of his album on the day of its release to fans as far as Texas and California!

With out hesitation, Santino has already begun writing brand new material for his follow-up album to “The Brilliance”. And as his career grows and matures in to whats sure to be a long and very successful future, this artist is riddled with fresh topics and content for many albums to come. With much hard work, dedication, practice, patience, and the continuous support from his fans, Santino will take the hip hop genre to an entirely new level. Not a level higher or lower than ever before, but to a level that no artist has yet ventured. And thats what makes stars in this industry. Unique, talented, determined, prepared, and fresh out the gate, it seems nothing can stop Santino's rise to success. With Santino on the scene, Hip Hop will be never be the same.


Between 2 Worlds

Written By: Santino Campanelli

Well I'm coming to getcha', ya better watch out
Gunning down the president just running my mouth
He's been aiming at us since he took Ohio
And its shoot or be shot or shocked into denial
Denying the fact that he's screwing things up
Or lying to the public while we're suckin our thumbs
We need a pacifier to remove the liar and
Extinguish the fire of the oil fields growing higher
Scorch the sky and turn the sun into ashes
Smashing through buildings im faster than The Flash is
Deconstructive criticsm freedom of speech
I'll strut the big boy pants while im speaking my peace
So please listen or I'll strap you in to a seat
Then I'll send ya a hundred thousand volts, each for free
Surging through your body and disrupting your pulse
Right before I threw the swtich I whispered these words

Tell the devil - I'm a Godd between two worlds.
I'm accepeted in his, so now i gotta conquer yours.

Causing avalanches, earthquakes, and tidal waves
Flip to CNN and you'll see me everyday
Taking over radio waves today is my day
Don't matter where your running it's still the wrong way
Cause I'm everyone and no one all at the same time
Morpheus explained it near the red dressed blonde
But the world moves on with their all important lives
The lies they live even god cheated on his wives
Big business man cheats on everything he can
A game of golf, his clients, his wife Roxanne
She had on a red dress and put on a red light
Came to visit me talking bout' murder all night
She was crying she was angry hell she was confused
She screaming his secrets and she told me what to do
Gave me her list of reasons and her husbands picture
Right before I pulled the trigger I lightly whispered

Times is forever, Life's a challenge, and death is imminent
Ignorance aint bliss just a state we raise kids in
Twisted and turned, crooked and bent, taking us for a spin
Turned and twisted, bent and crooked comes back full circle again
Reverse to go forward so we take two steps back
Once you're there its hard to take those two steps back
Back ahead, fast forward, two steps now rewind
Rewind back to forward ahead fast your running out of time

I am the balance that sustains this purgatory
Murdered the justice system for telling stories
Murdered the judges causing much panic and worry
And there's no convicting me cause I hung the jury
Gathered up certain lawyers, killers, crooks, and theives
Sentence them to death cuz they're all the same to me
Lined em all up all wearin hand cuffs infront of a mini gun
Droppin one by one while I'm screaming the hook cmon!

©2005 Santino Campanelli. All Rights Reserved.

Break Me Down

Written By: Santino Campanelli

I'm killin and spillin the illest and realest the sickest the fastest and nicest ryhmes ever heard
I'm lightning I'm thunder past present and future I'm too much to handle you're hangin on every word
And sickened you may be so sorry I'm crazy yet brilliant I told you I'll tell you speaking in the third
G - O with Two D's and an L with two E's step back face facts Godd Lee's a whole new rap

I'm slayin' and playin' I'm too good to argue can't deny my talent I will always outsmart you
Defire is long gone the fire's still burning I'm making my come back it's my time I'm not through
I'm craving attention I'm craving redemption a restart a fresh sound every song is brand new
I'm rap with no bling. Rock with no band. Country with no hat. And Pop with talent.

And no, no you cant, make me quit.
And no, no you cant, you can't stop me.
And no, no you cant, make me give.
And no, no you cant, break me down.
Can't break me down.

I'm swingin' and landin' you're swingin' and missin' I'm swimmin' and loungin' you're swimmin' and drowning
Climb upwards fly sky high jump higher I'll sky dive a jet plane or jet pack I will be pronounced king
The top to the bottom I've got it all covered set them up I shot em they never stood back up
I'll go in on my own with no help and no one to tell me what to do where to go no back up

I'll progress and prosper, I'll grow up and make it, I won't quit I wont stop, just wait you'll see kid,
I'm destined I'm programmed, I'm preset I'm premade, in preschool I prospered, from then on to be great,
I'm yellin I'm screamin, I'm pourin my heart out, I'm feelin this record I'm feelin this no doubt,
I'll progress and prosper, I'll grow up and make it I won't quit!

Just like a magician leaving you speechless and wondering "How did he?" my secrets never uncovered
No force of god or man can stop or slow me down recording can make me immortal to my last word
Just like a magician leaving you speechless and wondering "How did he?" my secrets never uncovered
No force of god or man can stop or slow me down recording can make me immortal to my last word

Yeah, I'm yellin, I'm screamin, I'm pourin my heart out, I'm feelin this record, I'm feelin this,
no, no, can't break me down!

©2005 Santino Campanelli. All Rights Reserved.


Written By: Santino Campanelli

With weary eyes I rest my head
Exhausted but I can't get to bed
And i cant sleep and I cant close my eyes
Behind them lies the answers I can't find
An answer to my question im frustrated
Aggrevated this world is so complicated
Wore out my welcome and fear I over stayed it
No place here just as I had anticipated
But it's cool I came prepared for this
Stop thinking lay down and get some rest
I'm tired of this, these restless nights
These endless fights, these flashing lights
The horrible sights, beneath streetlights
Violence and accidents involving little kids
A thin line dividing wrongs from rights
When having a kite in flight can get you killed it isn't right
Morally wrong this world's forgetting what's morally right

When will the world open its eyes?
When will the world just awaken?
When does the world plan to arise?
Why does the world not tell me when?
Why does the world keep me outside?
Why wont the world just let me in?

Trying to not collapse from the inside out.
I feel as if im looking from the outside in.
This place in spherical rotation houses doubt.
I'm wide awake the while whole world is sleep walking.

I'm watching from the outside in
While the whole world's sleepwalking.

All ages die, all colors of skin, and hair, and eyes
All religons, all nationalities
Every last individual human being
And yet we seem to be killin eachother
Less afraid of death more fear of one another
In a world where a son kills his own mother
And then his little brother shoots his school up
And commits suicide with his significant other
Leavin nothing behind accept a handwritten letter
Stating that this was for the better
Because now with access to cruel hearts and cruel tools
It takes two fools to move right through you
Snap, click, one, two, bullets in your chest
Falling back like you runnin' out of breath
If you see this through you know that your blessed
Got a brand new view in cardiac arrest

Watching from outside in while the worlds sleepwalking.

©2005 Santino Campanelli. All Rights Reserved.


"Sweet Redemption" - Speak to Be Heard [DEMO] -
"The Brilliance" : Full Length [July 2005]
"Help Me Out" : Demo [Mar 2005]