Carleone or “Carle” as his friends call him, is a charismatic Indie Hip Hop artist, rapper, song writer, producer from St. Louis, MO. The oldest son, he grew up on the Northside where lessons of survival were taught each day. His experiences have hardened him, and even his tattoos tell some of his complex story! As he says, "he listened and he learned"!
Carleone is a complicated man. Fun-loving but serious. An accomplished athlete (he is still remembered for his intensity and skill on the football field), who fell in love with music. Carleone Carle is the man that everyone in the neighborhood wants to "make it". They see the talent, the desire and they believe and are supporting him as he works to achieve his dream!. He says that's why he reps St. Louis and and the Northside so much. It's a tough place, but they love him and he loves them back!
Carleone Carle's latest project, a mixtape entitled “SAINT_LA” has been a true labor of love. Though he calls it a "mixtape", if you listen to all 14 tracks, it feels more like an album! His sound is unlike any other. Hip Hop, rap and his strong tenor voice, combine with his real life tales and experiences in a way we can all relate to.
What you can clearly hear in the lyrics he so artfully crafts, is that he has lots of love for his family, and his city. His club hits "Bed Wet", See me Baby" and "Stopping Traffic" caught our attention, but his sound has matured on SAINT_LA, and you will walk away a die hard fan!
Music motivates and drives Carleone Carle. He has been writing and performing for as long as he can remember. He is known for breaking out in song, his animated laughter, and for sudden, explosive sounds or actions to highlight a thought or shatter the silence. When Carleone Carle takes the stage, dread locks whipping the air and tattoos popping, you will see him transformed into a flurry of energy and motion, intent on sharing with you how he feels about life in the Lou!
Listen closely and you will hear him shouting, "You know me! I'm Carleone!", and, the the ladies will go crazy! Known for his fast paced delivery and lyrical rhymes, he tells tales of the streets, with each word sitting comfortably on top of beats with a "dirty south feel" and a distinctive St. Louis bounce. He sings his own background vocals and makes many of the "special sounds", so it is fun to hear what he "adds" to each song!
Take a listen to all of the tracks on SAINT_LA, but pay special attention to "Foes", "Be Yourself" and "Hate Town". These three songs sum up where this artist's head and heart are at this moment. A late addition to the album, "You Already Know" will seal the deal with music and beats from the talented Fresco Kane!
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