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Victor Valente

Initially regarded as a promising east coast underground hip hop dj, Mc and aerosol artist in the early 80’s Victor Valente (known in the 80’s to Mid 90’s as Super V.) has expanded his reach in the years, establishing himself as a profound musician, becoming one of the most versatile hip hop jazz artists today.

Victor’s Career began in 1983, beat boxing for Duane “Darock” Ramos (currently an established hip hop producer in L.A) as a duo called A.N.C. (Another Nasty Crew) Based out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Performing at local block parties and talent shows. After A.N.C. dis-banded in 1985 Victor went on to form a new duo called the Breakdown Bros. Consisting of Victor Valente (Super V.) As the dj and rapper L.D. On vocals. The Breakdown Bros. became popular for producing underground mixed tapes and circulating them through-out the Boston & tri state area before disbanding in 1991.

Shortly after Victor Valente re-establish himself in New York City, becoming a member of Afrika Bambaatta’s Universal Zulu Nation, working out of the legendary I.N.S. Recording Studio in lower Manhattan. Victor became more involved in producing, engineering and doing scratch work for many known artist such as Dj Jazzy Jay, Chino XL, Shine Head, metaphysical, Franky Cutless, Rock Logic, Rick Ruben’s Def America label and Afrika Bambaatta.

Through out the 90’s Victor Continued DJing, becoming partners with his first saxophone teacher Richard Lee Sisco (one of Kool Herc’s Mc’s best known for his cameo in the motion picture Beat Street) Spinning records at venues through out New York City.

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Saxophonist Victor Valente’s NEW LIFE, followup to his debut, OFF THE CANVAS. For those who had opportunity to hear that album, I cannot express enough that this is no sequel. Appropriately titled, OFF THE CANVAS played at times like a brief, Jazz Opera version of ROCKY, with all its’ grit and rough edges; a man fighting to bounce back, to conquer both love and the world, with the element of Valente’s Hip Hop- influenced past figuring prominently.

On NEW LIFE, Valente fashions a more polished landscape, without dispensing of the raw appeal that made OFF THE CANVAS an enjoyable listen. The artist is still evolving, but life experience has handed a greater sense of depth, of knowing

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Album New Life by Victor Valente

New Life

Victor Valente Publishing




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