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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1998 | INDIE | AFTRA

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 1998
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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SANTORIO HECTOR , founder of ILLYVILLE RECORDS and groups THE BLUNT SK-WOD & THE HARD TIME HUSTLAS. said to be the next act after BONE. With a presence on 89.3 WCSB Radio stations Friday Freestyle hour with MECCA SUNSHINE, live concert type practice shows in the neighborhoods of 93rd St. Clair & 79th Superior & around the City. In 1995 the group performed it's first show at THE ARAGON BALLROOM a Premier concert venue on March 27th,performing also PHATTY BANKS, CLOCKWERK, MONEY LOC. Three days later March 30th they did private Stage security for SCARFACE & THE 5TH WARD BOYS also at the ARAGON SANTORIO persuaded FACE to interview with IT'S A RAP MAGAZINE. That same year because SANTORIO dated BIZZY BONES sister, he contacted RUTHLESS. He says  " JERRY HELLER was fond of BONE and was interested in hearing our music." At that time known as BLOODY BLACK from HARD TIME HUSTLAS , in 1995 Kim Spikes, A&R REP for ELEKTRA listened to their first release HARD TIME HUSTLAS THE HOOK UP over the phone. Their peers and Elders embraced the Music, the group obtained local notoriety, Kim Spikes said she had never done that. The music was raw to hardcore for ELEKTRA she advised him to shop the demo at PRIORITY or PROFILE RECORDS. Dave Weiner of PRIORITY & PROFILE gave SANTORIO the go ahead to submit, He dreamed of signing his group to RUTHLESS to be Label mates of BONE,  feeling his tie to BIZZY BONE would get him in the door of RUTHLESS. Speaking with JERRY HELLER several times a month; things were looking promising then EAZY E died. SANTORIO continued to produce projects all around Cleveland and other places. In 1998 he released SANTORIO HECTOR PRESENTS MOB LINKS with tracks from THE HOOK UP and newer tracks, on their Label ILLYVILLE. Manufactured by DISC MAKERS the release earned SANTORIO an invite to the 2001 LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS of Spanish Native American descent, the show was cancelled because of 911. That year the manufacturing package for the release provided the group with a WEBPAGE and song stream from the album on the IUMA. This was after NAPSTA the first digital platform provider the web page was $50 for the site and each year after. the site administrators loved the music so much they never paid the $50 again, the IUMA kept streaming their music until the IUMA ended it's services in 2011 or 2012. In 2000  The LEGENDARY Bobby Farrell, SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINER executive at VANDOR MUSIC GROUP, division of WARNER BROS trying to get back into the HIPHOP music genre bailing out  because of the ICE T COP KILLER song incident, offered SANTORIO a MILLION dollar advance for ILLYVILLE RECORDS. SANTORIO turned the deal down, believing a better offer would come from SONY, it never happened. From that point SANTORIO lost focus ended up back in the street life, gang activity his Godfather none other than T. Rodgers PH.G a Co Founder of the BLOODS AND PIRUS in CALIFORNIA. and the JUNGLES where DENZEL WASHINGTON was in the HOLLYWOOD FILM TRAINING DAY. SANTORIO continued to record as a solo artist with a new roster of artist on ILLYVILLE RECORDS; a throw off on the GLENVILLE ward 8 neighborhood he grew up in. Leaving the original BLOODY BLACK HEART identity and taking on SANTORIO HECTORS his Godfather T. Rodgers changed his life and told SANTORIO '' LOVE TRUTH PEACE FREEDOM & JUSTICE , the best revenge is to live right. While in and out the LIFE and recording and promoting between the 2001 LATIN GRAMMY nomination in 2002 SANTORIO relocated to ASHSTABULA OHIO and became involved with the LIFE again. He went to Prison in march of 2009 for high level drug trafficking, and firearms possession by a convicted felon. Upon his release in February of 2013 SANTORIO who says while in prison, he was enlightened by what his GODFATHER had said so many years earlier the best revenge is to live right. SANTORIO immediately began working on his new Solo album TRAPPING AIN'T SAFE and promoting himself with a FURY. Before he went to prison he was talking with CHINK SANTANA, brother of DIPSET star JUELZ at their lounge spot THE DIPSHACK in New Jersey. Talks were going well and he was establishing a relationship when he caught his case. While incarcerated THE DIPSET began to have internal problems. SANTORIO came home to a totally different music industry. When asked what his goals are, SANTORIO says a message in his music, dope beats and lyrics. Getting back to the music while putting BLEVELAND on, the term BLOOD and PIRU MEMBERS USE FOR CLEVELAND. SANTORIO delivers, allowing His fans hear the raw unmixed mastered versions of his tracks and his City is loving how he's representing.

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