Luciano Andrew Maltosantos is a hip-hop recording artist known simply as Luciano (pronounced Loo-SEE-ahn-o), or at times, by the alter-ego "Paulie Donatelli".
Maltosantos was born the youngest of three children to Flor Estela Abrego at the infamous Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on August 2, 1985.
When he was four-years-old, his mother died of ovarian cancer. She was 37.
Maltosantos was raised by aunt Guadalupe Abrego in the notorious Oak Cliff section of Dallas.
He has never known his father.
Sadly, by the age of thirteen Maltosantos had dealt with the death of his mother and both grandparents.
His first attempt at songwriting was at the age of ten. At fifteen, he decided that he would pursue a career in music. Upon discovering his lyrical ability, he began rapping at age nineteen.
After recording numerous homemade records in 2005, Maltosantos vanished from the music scene.
In January 2010, he reappeared to be featured on DJ Gemstarr's 'Pyrex Vision: Cocaine Winter' (an underground New York City mixtape) which also featured 50 Cent, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Lil' Wayne.
Expected to be a heavyweight in the underground hip-hop scene, Maltosantos disappeared again.
On January 1, 2013, Maltosantos resurfaced to release a demo version of 'Kill 'Em (With The Mic)'.
Now, at 28-years-old, his first EP, 'The Conception of an Enigma' is finally under production. It will be released on September 30, 2014.
With contributions from various musical producers, Maltosantos will be the Executive Producer of the project.
Listen to the demo version of "Kill 'Em (With The Mic)" here: