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Life & Work with Pharaoh Santana

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pharaoh Santana.

Hi Pharaoh, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I’m a musician and actor based out LA, Westchester to be specific. I come from a creative, driven family and have been involved with the arts since I was eight. Around 17, I got more serious on the music side and developed my stage name and all those kind of things. Since then the ride has been pretty wild, I went off to New York for school for a few years and really honed in on my craft. Through amazing connections with my friends, I’ve had crazy opportunities to perform on some of the most historic stages in US history.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
There’s been more struggles than I can count! Hahaha.

When they say you have to put blood, sweat and tears into this thing, they weren’t lying. I’ve been in plenty of label meetings, got one meeting away from a green lit show on CBS, etc. But that’s just part of the journey. For me, it’s all about the art and always has been. I love this. So it’s easy to keep weathering the storm.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m a rapper and actor.

Describing my sound can be kind of difficult, all I can really say is I RAP. Hahaha. The lyricism comes first over here for sure. I’ve been a student of the game my whole life.

Acting-wise I’ve done two shows so far, both comedies. “Nuke City” on Amazon Prime and “Fake News @ Night” on Facebook Watch. This year though, I want to do more serious dramatic style acting.

Someone tell HBO holla at me for Euphoria season 3!

What matters most to you? Why?
I’d say just staying true, being authentic. I’ve never told a lie in a rap and I take pride in that. I’ve stuck with my team, stuck with the evolution of my sound. Maybe that made things take a little longer. But it’s starting to pay off in a much realer way.

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