( ENSPIRE Music ) Shade Valintino is a Star on the Rise Rising star rapper/singer Shade Valintino is truly a star on the rise. The Queens/Long Island NY native has been honing his craft since the age of 8, so it only makes sense why his name is on everyone’s radar. The singer/songwriter who sites LL Cool J, R.Kelly, Mase & Nelly as some of his earlier influences has quickly made a name for himself in this business along with his team the Vali Boyz. This father of two has made it clear that his kids are the reason why he continues to grind so hard, which is how he created this whole movement. With the release of his earlier music & debut album “Small Budget Big Dreams”, Shade has generated a nice fanbase which has allowed him to travel the states to promote his music.