Valentine has been on the come-up ever since he got his start doing shows in 2007. Steadily developing a solid fan base and working with many other talented Canadian artists, he seems to be doing something right. Coming from the small town of Verona, it’s been a struggle every day to be taken seriously until lately. More and more people have been realizing that his style of music isn’t your typical style of hip-hop, but have still been able to relate. Valentine was brought up in a music oriented family and has always had an ear for what sounds good, and what doesn’t. Which has proven to be beneficial for an upcoming artist. He started his hip-hop endeavor in early 2004 when the production of beats sparked his interest during a FL studio demo at his highschool. Valentine began producing beats and learning how to improve them daily, he produced beats for all of the artists at his highschool before trying his hand at the emceeing aspect of it all. in 2005 Valentine and a few other artists from his highschool started a group called “The Four Elements” they released a 6 track demo, before they went their seperate ways. Valentine, still being heavily involved in the production of music decided to branch off and start a solo career. In 2007 he linked up with another of kingston’s upcoming artists, S-Cape Artist who he started producing for and collaborating with, they recorded a 16 track album called “The Split” and began touring it all over Ontario. Many shows and connections later Valentine was being called up weekly being asked to do shows in different cities. He recorded and released his first solo album “Valentine’s Day” in 2008 through the independent label Can-Art Records which his friend Sydnum (former member of The Four Elements) had started. The shows kept coming and the fan-base was steadily rising, the people demanded more music. So in late 2009 Valentine released two back to back mixtapes “No Second Chances” and “Round 2″ which recieved alot of attention from his dedicated fans. He linked up with Trendsetters and Havoc entertainment and began doing bigger and more successful shows in Kingston and earned his place as one of Kingston’s finest. Valentine has done shows with many established artists ranging from DL Incognito, Masia One, Tanya Morgan, Spesh K, Joe Beats & Blak Lungz to Joe Budden, Choclair, Saukrates, Karl Wolf, Peter Jackson, Dj Dames Nellas, and many more. Valentine’s recent collaboration with Canadian Hip-Hop Heavyweight Moka Only, has been gaining national attention from media outlets, newspapers, blogs, and club promoters everywhere. With more collaborations of this caliber in the works. in 2010 Valentine released “The ReMixtape” which included his hit songs “That’s How We Roll” “She Got Me Like” and a list of remixes of popular mainstream songs. The mixtape release only led to more positive attention, and continues to. Summer 2010 has been a big summer for Valentine who has just released over 10+ new singles on youtube. With another full length album in the works, and due for release May 27th 2011 entitled “What It Look Like” Valentine continues to grind hard and get his name out there, and the album is sure to be another solid drop


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