One of the rising young entertainers in the business today is a teenager named DiVinci SanTana. A child prodigy, he has already made a name for himself in Hollywood as he prepares to take the next step in his career by launching new music to further diversify his entertainment career.
Born in Los Angeles, DiVinci started in theater at merely seven years old. He did numerous plays and eventually auditioned for America’s Got Talent. Opportunities continued to present themselves, and he was able to land acting roles on “Judge Hatchett” and Jeneen Robinson’s “I’m 13 Yo!” In the midst of those acting jobs, he began to realize that though he loved acting, his first true love was music. In 2018, he was introduced to the CEO of BTMR Entertainment Group, that’s when he knew he wanted to pursue music in a major way.
In the year-and-a-half since that meeting, DiVinci has worked closely with super producer Mal G on an album that is tentatively slated to drop in May of 2020. The first single from that project is already completed called “OK” and it features DiVinci’s unique sound and style in ways that will make people sit up and pay attention.
“It’s crazy how that song came together,” he said. “We were in the studio for so many hours and it was like 4 a.m. and it just kind of came together out of nowhere. The vibe is something different and new – not like anything else out there right now. We knew what we wanted to do and we accomplished that … and that feeling is very satisfying. Basically, it’s a song that says I was always OK and money will never change me. It’s a very upbeat, radio-ready song that I’m anxious for people to check out.”
DiVinci said one of the things that sets him apart from others in the music industry today is that his music is all clean. He’s also able to incorporate sounds and styles from multiple different genres. He said his influences come from people like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Jimmy Hendrix and XXXTentacion.
“I just want to make music for everyone,” he said. “Whether you’re sitting in the car with your mom, or your grandma, or your auntie, or whomever – they all can listen to it with you. I’m just trying to make music for everyone.”
DiVinci said while he’s working toward completing the album that will drop in 2020, he’s also continuing to act and will take the lead as Josh in the Emmy-nominated Christina Cooper feature film “South Central Love.” He’s also working on a music video for “OK” which he said he hopes to drop in early 2020.
Listen to “Ok” below and stay connected with DiVinci Santana here.
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