CINCINNATI — A local hip-hop artist worked his way onto "Jeopardy," but he won't have to worry about the daily double.
Santino Corleon’s song “GOAT” was featured on a commercial for "Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" — the prime-time showdown between the top three winners in "Jeopardy" history.
“I was at home watching TV and I’m like, ‘I just heard the song!’ — it made me stop what I was doing," Corleon said. “'Jeopardy' has been around my entire life, so just to hear my voice mixed in with Alex Trebek is crazy. It’s just surreal.”
“GOAT” is just one part of Corleon’s breakout success in 2020.
“If you think this Jeopardy thing is crazy, (it) gets crazier,” Corleon said on Facebook.
Corleon has been signed to Los Angeles-based record company 83 Sound, a small label that includes pop artist Outasight.
Although 2020 has already proved to be a great year for Corleon, his success didn’t happen overnight.
After chasing his dream to New York City and winding up homeless for two months, Corleon moved back home to Finneytown to collect himself.
“I learned over the years that sometimes you can fail and keep going. I was so young and ran out of money and resources, so I just came home and regrouped,” Corleon said.
Ever since, Corleon takes "the 'nati" wherever he goes.
“It’s my hometown!" he said. "The word 'nati is inside of native, so I like to represent the hometown wherever I go.”