Today Rocky Mountain based and New York raised rapper Leintz drops off new music for fans. Bouncing back after the birth of his son with a project adorning his son’s “Santana” name, this well travelled rapper/street entrepreneur is on a grind that’s starting to gain recognition across the game.
“The title of my project Santana speaks for itself since it’s a picture of me holding my son’s hands through a walkway of my old neighborhood in Queens. It’s my son’s name and the reason why I named it Santana was because he brought the hustle outta me ten times more and he motivates me to do better. I have a mouth to feed and he’s counting on me,” Leintz explained. “I named my son Santana because I was always fascinated with that name in the hopes that one day if I had a son, I was going to name him that.”
Branching out to the Colorado rap scene which is a lot different than Queens, New York rap scene, Leintz gives fans something that’s got a diverse sound with his Santana effort.
“The Colorado rap scene is dope. The Hip-Hop community in Colorado is very small since it’s more of a hippy/techno/country music kind of state with not much diversity but they got crazy lyricists and some ill producers and DJs.”
When asked how he connected with the rappers on the Colorado scene, Leintz said that he had been working on connecting with these artists featured on the project throughout high school and college.
“I connected with them my senior year in high school and all through college when I saw a couple cyphers/battles, etc. I didn’t know they had this much talent out here, but I’ve seen some of their performances and listened to their music and they really got something to say!”
Going forward Leintz looks to build on the success with continuing to have his records spun at major radio stations across the East Coast on his home turf.
“My plans to promote this project are to continue having my songs spin through Shade45, Hot97 and possibly other radio stations. I’m dropping more visuals to get to these blogs more and I’m building business relationships with these TikTok/Instagram influencers with heavy following and whatever I can get access to overall,” Leintz said.