Richie Valentino rose to prominence in Long Island, New York as a successful nightclub and concert producer. He is best known for executive producing the Jones Beach “Latin Nights” Concert Series and recording several voice overs for Grand Theft Auto the video game. His long track record of successful events earned him the nickname “king of Long island” from his concert patrons.
Now, Valentino begins his journey into the hip hop world. He recently released his debut album, ‘Multiple Personality’ and became well recognized for his live performances at events all over Queens and Long Island. Hot97’s Dj Drewski compared his first song “Blah Blah” to Eminem’s rhyme scheme.
“Personally I don’t think I sound like anyone, I think my voice and my music style is real unique besides my slang of course, it’s very obviously from New York,” Richie Valentino said in an interview.
“When I go through my creative process, I hear multiple voices in my head when writing my lyrics,” he continued. “I can literally write 2 songs to the same beat easily almost every time.”
In addition to making music, Valentino hosts his own show from “Studio Square Recordings” based in L.I.C Queens. He’s interviewed artists, DJs and most recently music executive Irv Gotti –( CEO and co-founder of Murder Inc) and Gotti’s new artist SNF JT watch the full interview on YouTube.
Valentino has a lot on his plate, but has just released a new album called Multiple Personality. Look out for the first video from this project called “Blow My High” featuring Obasi Jackson coming soon.
Be sure to stream Multiple Personality below and follow him on social media @kingoflongisland_.
Album Link: Multiple Personality