When the world was struck with the COVID-19 pandemic, nobody knew all the lives that would be lost, including one of New York City’s most respected and talented emcees, Fred The Godson.
“Me and Fred had a very good connection. I contacted his manager then he gave me Fred’s number and history was made from there. We shared laughs, and he told me about himself, schooled me on how the industry worked and even met my son through FaceTime,” Leintz explained. “When he was hospitalized I held back on the release of my single just to make sure he was doing well. When his wife posted that he was getting better, I was excited. Shortly two weeks later and three days after my single’s release, he tragically passed away. I didn’t know how to handle that. Even though it was business, I believe in longevity and we could’ve ended up as good friends.”
But while Fred the Godson is gone in the physical form, Leintz is still carry the torch in his spirit, expanding on his lifelong passion to make music and write poetry.
Born and raised in Jamaica Queens, Leintz has spent the last 10 years going back and forth from Colorado and New York as he was deciding where he wanted to settle.
“I started off writing poetry at the age of nine on my elementary school boards, but due to depression and other tribulations at the age of 12, my poetry gradually came off aggressive. Then I discovered I had to add a flow to it and it was all fun and games from there throughout high school. Once I got to college I started taking music more seriously,” Leintz explained.
After taking time for several years to understand the music industry, this is the first official single by Leintz which has already gotten some major support after finding its way onto HOT97 radio in NYC and with Shade45’s DJ Kay Slay.
Combined with the efforts and work of well-known manager and music businessman Smit BDM CEO, Leintz is creating timeless music that will reach the masses.
Set to be featured on his upcoming project named after his son, The Santana Album, Leintz plans to spend the next few months promoting his “Whoa” single with subsequent album releases.
“No shows for now since we are dealing with a pandemic worldwide but once everything is back to normal, I’ll be back to rocking stages again,” Leintz concluded. “Expect great content. I’m making music that everybody can relate to. My goal is to touch the people because I figured if I can tell my story, I’m probably telling their stories and that way I can give everybody good music”