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Victor Valente

nitially 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 versitile 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.

Inspired to take musicianship more seriously, Victor became more dedicaited to playing the Saxophone, releasing his first independent release entitled "Off the Canvas" in 2005. Turning heads with his debut singles "Blue Funk", "Surviving with the time" and his saxophone rendition of MC Lyte's "Cappuccino" Victor Valente quickly began developing an almost instant fan base with his new style of Hip hop instrumental jazz.

In 2007 Victor released his sophmore independent release "New Life", a break beat / chamber jazz like album which sprung a world wide range of listeners with songs like "Message From heaven", Different Circles" and "So Far Away".

Along with his passion for collecting good music, in 2008 under his own label "Great moon records" (known today as Takeluma records) Victor Produced "My Jazzy Soul", a various artist compilation introducing talented vocalists & musicians like Anthony Dixon, Bryan Steele, Curtis Jones (from the 80's group Slave), Brown Baby Girl, Candida Rose, Demetrius Ford, Melvin Smith, sharron Brooks and more.

In 2009 Victor Valente launched his own music licensing company (Victor Valente Publishing) licensing music for radio broadcasting & television commercials,
along with becoming the first self-managed independent artist in the underground hip hop jazz genre to seal a deal with one of the top hybrid jukebox companies in the U.S. (AMI)

With a new album currently in the works, on May 10th 2010 Victor released his latest single entitled "Save Our Ship" featuring Brooklyn rapper Mega Millz on vocals and Victor Valente on vibes and keyboards.
Keeping him in a rising loop, Victor's music is constantly catching the attention of music fan of all ages and genres with his versetile musicianship and his dedicaition to the art of hip hop's organic past & present.