Santiago x The Natural is an original hip-hop duo comprised of Native American singer/songwriter/producer Santiago and rapper/songwriter The Natural. They were recently listed as Top Unsigned Artists of 2012 by The Chicago Tribune, and kicked off 2013 with their music featured on ESPN, including Unite, Friday Night Fights, and the BCS National Championship.
Prior to making their duo official in 2011, Santiago worked as an architect and The Natural, an attorney at law. Santiago is indigenous to Guam and Louisiana, where he spent most of his life. The Natural grew up on the southside of Chicago, in the Ida B. Wells housing projects.
Their combined efforts has catapulted them to shared stages with Akon, Pusha T, Wyclef Jean, Mya, Cake and other notable artists. Their single, “Warriors,” was adopted by professional and collegiate sports teams, including Notre Dame Football, and the Minnesota Swarm. They were recently chosen as an opening act by Talib Kweli, for his upcoming concert in Chicago.