Today we’d like to introduce you to Geno Pacino.
Geno, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
It’s actually a funny story of how my career got started. It’s one that is the true definition of the fact that whatever is meant to be yours or God has for you is yours. I have always been fascinated with music and it’s been my dream since I was a child. I didn’t actually have the confidence to pursue it until High School. Like any other school people used to have lunchroom cyphers, battles, etc., and when people heard me they were impressed. I had a friend who actually had a record deal and when he heard me he start introducing me to all his industry friends far too many for me to name. The intention was to help me land a record deal. Not long after that, I had a child and to be honest pretty much gave up on my dream and focused all my energy entirely on raising my son. It’s truly a life-altering event when you have a child.
Two years ago, I went to a Game Night which is basically a kickback for adults. There were people from all walks of life there sitting around playing cards, uno, jenga and having drinks. Similar situation to High School again which is a funny coincidence people started a cypher and when they heard me were blown away. Major difference between this and High School is a lot of the people there were producers, engineers, lawyers just people from different walks of life that can help in the entertainment industry. They encouraged me to get back to work and in this short span of time, I have been featured twice in Buzz Music LA and in countless other publications and playlist. I have done maybe 15 or 20 full music video’s and put out three projects It Started At Game Night, Any Given Sunday, & my current Pacino Season. I got a sponsorship with Swisher Sweets last year and performed during SXSW. I’m doing all I can to ramp it up to another level this year but it’s funny how it all started from me going to that one event.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Music is always a challenging road because it’s tiers to it no matter how far you go unless you have broken through mainstream you know there is so much more to accomplish. And once you make it to the mainstream you have to always be working to stay there and relevant. No part of music is an easy road. But if you love it there is joy in that and living your dream as a reality.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m more an every man. I know and believe there are more people like me than not and am really relatable. I have some really cool Merch and a logo and plan to make Geno Pacino worldwide. My specialty would be duality I don’t make one particular style of music although I consider myself more a hardcore hip hop guy. I touch on a multitude of emotions and subjects. My music as well as my brand is what you would call well rounded.
What were you like growing up?
I have actually been able to maintain a lot of the same characteristics I had as a child into my adult years. I’m like a good bad guy if that makes any sense. My mom will tell you I was a mess I ran with some rough crowds at times. But at my core, I’m really just a nice guy by nature. In my adulthood I’m the same, I can be really quiet but If I know you me I get really wild and loosen up. I’m not somebody you want to mess with or bother because I respond with aggression but for the most part nobody ever does and I stay out of the way. Personality-wise I’m really upbeat and want the most out of life. I try to speak with my actions more than words because I’m more of an introvert.
- Website: http://genopacino.com/
- Phone: 773-934-8003
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Pain707/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geno.green
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAMGenoGreen
- Other: www.youtube.com/user/ILPAIN