IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – CARLITO – ARKANSAS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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Chris Hunter, better known by the stage name “Carlito” is an American rapper hailing from Little Rock Arkansas. At a young age he developed a strong passion for music. Over the years, Carlito honed his skills and began to pursue music full time. Armed with raw talent, stage presence and sheer determination, Carlito is ready to show the music industry what it has been missing.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What city and state are you from?

CARLITO:  I was born in Pulaski County, Little Rock, Arkansas . I spent most of my life growing up in a small town in Arkansas called Forrest I eventually moved from Arkansas to Texas.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your musical background?

CARLITO:  During the early 90’s whenever we had a family reunion or block party, my aunts and uncles would always have their oldies records playing loud. They would get an extension cord and just put the entire sound system outside and party to the music all night. So whenever my family hosted a talent night, I would act out one of my favor artists from the early 90’s.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?

CARLITO:  My songs are about real life situations. For example with my hit single “Oh Lord” I was feeling like my time was coming to an end. I had been shot at three times. It was time for me to get on the right path. Where I’m from people die young on the road I was heading on. I needed God to show me better days and better ways.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who are your musical influences?

CARLITO:  My musical influences are Yo Gotti, 2 Chains, T.I, Boosie, Jezzy, 2pac and more. My music gives off confidence. I write about situations that many young to middle-aged people have experienced in their lives. I write music that people can relate to like how people could relate to Tupac’s song “Dear Momma.” People could relate to Tupac’s “Dear Momma” because in today’s world so many youth are growing up without a father figure and most turn to the streets to learn how to be a man. Like Tupac, I hope my music can touch their mind and soul and lead them down the right path.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people?

CARLITO:  .    I’m able to write, record, and perform. I bring a great amount of energy while performing. I love to interact with the audience and I love to work with other artists who have a great passion for music. I have been through a very complex past. I have had to deal with broken promises hard times, and tough love. It all has summoned itself into my head and my outlet is music

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

CARLITO: With me being from Forrest City, Arkansas there is not much of a musical outlet here. Being from the bottom and having to work myself from coast to coast while fresh out of high school was hard. I lost my grandmother and grandfather in the same year. I was staying with them on and off , and I thought I lost everything. I felt a lot of pressure and my career was challenging, but I never gave up. I stepped up to the plate and like a batter on his last strike I tied on two outs. I gave it all I got.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Tell us about one of the hardest challenges that you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

CARLITO:  There was a time when I thought my music wouldn’t catch a lot of people’s ears and I felt like giving up. I kept working hard, mapping out my tracks and trying to be a better artist.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?

CARLITO: At the moment I’m working on a mixtape  entitled “Young Nigga’s Running Thangs.” I can’t wait for people to hear it. I also have new music videos in the work on www.youtube.com. Please look me up under Lito Strong on www. YouTube.com for few new music and videos . I also have my clothing line trying to take off as well.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

CARLITO:  You can check my music out and contact me via

www.reverbnation.com  Page Name: Carlito

www.facebook.com Page Name: Carlito Hunter

ewhunter@sbcglobal.net Email Address

www.twitter.com Page Name: Carlito

Booking # (870) 633-9419

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Chris,I’m so proud of you! You are very passionate, committed and determined with those qualities you will NOT fail. Go Get It!!!

  2. Keep striving for the stars nephew! Hard work and dedication will get you far in life. Always do things the right way!!!!

  3. Keep workin hard Chris! Your doin good, keep grinding hard and making music! You got a lot of people behind you, and I know your gonna make em proud!

  4. I can’t wait to see the day you’re on tv! & on the radio! You’re doing good Chris!! Keep doin what you’re doin and you’ll make it further than you think! Proud of you!!

  5. Wishing you nothing but the best!!! Determination and faith is the key! Don’t forget to keep God first, for he is your strength and refuge then the rest will fall in line. MUCH LOVE!!!

  6. Keep working hard nephew and never let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Use the negativity and criticism as motivation. Matthew6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Make God your first priority and he will bless and keep you.

  7. What it do my nig!! It’s yo boy Y_A Yung Ark just stopping through to show my love.. You already know what it is Gwala Gang/RocYaHeadHardEnt!!! #Turn_Up

  8. Congratulations Chris!! Continue to keep God first and you’ll go far. Show these folks what talent hails in Arkansas 🙂

  9. I love and admire your drive to follow your dreams! This is just the beginning and I believe success is in your future never quit, don’t give up, keep God 1st and to the top u go!
    Be blessed,
    Bridgette

  10. I c ya my boy out here n this cruel world tryna make something after nothing keep doing yo thang n keep yo head up u got my support 100% much love;)

  11. #Litoooooo I See You My Boy; Doing Ya Thang! You Know The City Gone Support You In Erryhang You Do! Take It To The Top & Whatever You Do….#DONTSTOP!!!!!

  12. Mane this young man go hard, I salute this MAN on trying to make some of himself fuck the haters RT

    #fca
    #HomeTeam

  13. Way to go Carlito!!!! It’s always great seeing a youngster froem your city moving on to bigger and better things. I see great things in your future. oh what part of Texas are you in?

  14. Hey Carlito I am A Big Fan Or your Music I Stay In NY, And I wake Up just About Every Morning Listening To Your Mixtape I Love It Man Keep Up The Good Work Cant Wait To See you On B.E.T Or M.T.V You deserve it Much Love….James

  15. Hey Carlito Congrats I stay in Dallas Tx, Just the Other Day I Was Sitting In Class And My Home Girl Had Got A Text And Your Song “She Know” Was Playing And We All Was Singing it We Had A Carlito Moment There LOL… But U Are A Star Dont Let Nobody Tell You.. That Your Not WE LOVE YOU & YOUR MUISC GO CARLITO U ROCK….

  16. Im Counting threw the money got my fingers hurting what you no about that my dude Haha but FR Doe I Love That Song As Soon As It Come on even if you not trying to dance to it u will keep up the good work…

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