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Also known asMr Guantalo Ahi
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Songwriter, Executive Producer, Filmmaker
Years active2001 – present
Associated actsAngie Martinez

Sacario is an American rapper and songwriter best known for writing the song If I Could Go for Angie Martinez.[1] Billboard (magazine) named the song among the biggest songs of the year in 2002.[2][3] It was featured on Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits which is Certified Platinum by the RIAA with sales of over 1,000,000 copies.[4]

His first record release "Live Big (Car Keys)" (2002) and "If I Could Go" were both included on The Transporter movie soundtrack.[5] In the first ever deal of its kind EA Trax packaged "If I Could Go" with NBA Live 2003 Video Game Soundtrack.[6] The soundtrack sold 1.3 Million copies worldwide and is inducted into the Guinness World Records as the "first officially-released video game soundtrack to be RIAA certified platinum".[7][8] According to Guinness World Records, NBA Live 2003 Soundtrack went Platinum in 6 months.[7][8] In 2004 MTV announced his nomination in the Mixtape Artist of the Year category at The Annual Mixtape Awards.[9]

In 2012 he founded his own production company, Quiet Ink productions.[10] He is the screenwriter of a new documentary about the rise and fall of the music industry titled The Owners, set for release in 2016.[11][12]

Animal House | Elektra Records[edit]

On September 28, 2001 Sacario signed a production deal with Angie Martinez's Animal House Productions. In addition, 3 months later he signed a Record deal with Elektra Records.[13] The two joint venture labels first Sacario release was Live Big Car Keys remix. The remix included Angie Martinez & rapper Fat Joe. The remix was featured on The Transporter Movie Soundtrack.[14] Sacario birthed a successful career as a ghostwriter, even as he was signed as an Artist.[15] He wrote Angie Martinez entire Animal House (album)[16]

Animal House by Angie Martinez debut with the Rick Rock produced single "If I Could Go" featuring Sacario & singer Lil Mo. The hit record remained on numerous Billboard charts including The Billboard Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs & Top 40 Mainstream Charts for 36 consecutive weeks.[17] The song won two Nielsen BDS Spin Awards for 50,000 radio spins and 100,000 radio spins.[18] His success continued with a special invitation to perform If I Could Go at Disneyland Park (Anaheim).

A cover of "If I Could Go" was recorded by the Kidz Bop Kids and was released on Kidz Bop 3 children's album.[19] The album debuted #1 on Billboard Kid Albums chart, #17 on Billboard 200 Album chart[20] "marking the highest chart debut ever for a non soundtrack children's album in the history of Billboard 200".[21] The album is Certified Gold by the RIAA selling over 500,000 copies.[4]

On August 20, 2002 Animal House (album) debuted #11 on Billboard 200 Album charts, and #6 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively[22] selling 92,000 copies its first week.[23] Rolling Stone gave the album a favorable 3 out of 5 star review.[24] Sacario is also listed as one of the Album's Executive producer's.[25] He is the first recording artist in history to be named Executive Producer of his label bosses album.

Elektra Entertainment President Sylvia Rhone was offered an EVP position at Universal Records.[26] and Elektra closed its Urban Department in 2004.

Additional credits[edit]

Sacario wrote the songs Break Yourself & Harder on Man vs. Machine album by west coast rapper Xzibit.[27] Man vs. Machine is Certified Gold by the RIAA for selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S.,[4] Certified Canadian Gold by the CRIA for selling over 50,000 copies[28] and Certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling 35,000 copies.[29]

Televised performances[edit]

Good Day Live.[30] BET's 106 & Park.[31] He spit a freestyle in the "Booth" on Rap City (BET program) followed by a brief interview by Big Tigger.[32]Last Call with Carson Daly.[33] He was a special guest on Canada's Much Music Show alongside Angie Martinez. He performed with singer Lil Mo and Angie Martinez on Showtime at the Apollo. He also performed on Soul Train alongside Tank (American singer).


Sacario is featured in Issue 36 of XXL (magazine).[34] His Sacario the Boss mixtapes are heavily bootlegged on many Hip-Hop websites throughout Asia.[35] He was featured on the Jade Jagger disc of Renaissance Presents Pacha Ibiza Album.[36] Canadian recording artist Promise (rapper) requested Sacario to feature alongside rapper Drake (entertainer) on the record titled You Got Me.[37] Sacario has a two-page spread interview in Bloque Urbano, a magazine based in Dominican Republic.[38] He recorded the theme song for the NBA Washington Wizards girls 2012/13 season.[39][40]


Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B Pop Songs
2002 "Live Big Remix" (featuring Fat Joe and Angie Martinez) -- -- --
2002 "If I Could Go" with Angie Martinez (featuring Sacario) 15 26 11 Animal House

Official mixtapes[edit]

  • Invincible (2001)
  • Best of Sacario Hosted by Angie Martinez (2002)
  • Sacario The Boss Part 1 (2003)
  • Sacario The Boss Part 2 (2004)
  • Sacario The Boss Part 3 (2004)
  • Sacario The Boss Part 4 (2005)
  • Sacario The Boss Part 5 (2006)
  • My Movie (2008)
  • Sneak Attack (2010)

Studio albums (Collaborative)[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S.
2002 Animal House (album) 11 6 --
Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S.
2002 Man vs. Machine 3 1 -- Gold

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US R&B Kid Albums
2002 Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits 21 -- -- Platinum
2003 Kidz Bop 3 17 -- 1 Gold


Year Album Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US US R&B Kid Albums
2003 NBA Live 2003 -- -- -- Platinum
2003 The Transporter -- -- -- --

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BMI songwriter/producer Sacario stops by the New". BMI. Retrieved June 30, 2002.
  2. ^ The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (Billboard Book of Top Forty Hits) 8th Edition (Paperback). Billboard. ISBN 0823074994.
  3. ^ "The year in music 2002". Billboard. Retrieved December 28, 2002.
  4. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved October 29, 2002.
  5. ^ "Track Listings". Amazon. Retrieved September 10, 2002.
  6. ^ "The Sounds of NBA Live 2003". EA Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2003.
  7. ^ a b "First Ever Videogame Soundtrack to go Platinum!". GameZone. Retrieved March 14, 2003.
  8. ^ a b "The first officially-released video games soundtrack to sell over 1 million copies according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is NBA Live 2003, which was confirmed as having platinum status in March 2003, only six months after its launch in October 2002". Guinness World records. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31.
  9. ^ "Peedi Crakk, Lloyd Banks, Whoo Kid Up For Mixtape Awards But strangely, Snoop Dogg got zero nominations this year". MTV. Retrieved Jan 7, 2004.
  10. ^ "Quiet Ink Productions". Quiet Ink. Retrieved September 22, 2009.
  11. ^ "Rise and fall of the music industry". Quiet Ink.
  12. ^ "The Owners - IMDb". IMDB.
  13. ^ "All Artists". Elektra. Retrieved December 15, 2001.
  14. ^ "Transporter". Amazon. Retrieved September 10, 2002.
  15. ^ "lyrics Animal House". Answers. Retrieved August 20, 2002.
  16. ^ "Sacario". BMI. Retrieved June 30, 2002.
  17. ^ "Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2002.
  18. ^ "Radio". Nielsen. Archived from the original on 2010-06-29.
  19. ^ "Music for young children! 30 more of your favorite hit songs performed by the Kids Bop Kids!". As seen on TV. Retrieved 2003-03-04.
  20. ^ "Kids Album". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2003.
  21. ^ "Chart listing". Billboard. Retrieved March 27, 2003.
  22. ^ "Chart listing". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2002.
  23. ^ "Sales". Nielsen. Archived from the original on June 29, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2002.
  24. ^ ""This New York radio DJ's single "If I Could Go!" turns out to be muy caliente; "". Rolling Stone. Retrieved Sep 19, 2002.
  25. ^ "Artist Direct". WEA. Retrieved August 20, 2002.
  26. ^ "IT'S A NEW BEAT Sylvia Rhone set to juice up Motown". Daily News. New York. October 4, 2004. Retrieved October 4, 2004.
  27. ^ "Man Vs Machine". BMI. Retrieved October 9, 2002.
  28. ^ "Gold and platinum certification". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2010-11-22.
  29. ^ "Man vs Machine". ARIA.
  30. ^ "Performance". FOX 5. Retrieved August 29, 2003.
  31. ^ "Angie Martinez 106&Park Episode". BET. Retrieved February 16, 2003.
  32. ^ "Rap City The Basement". BET. Retrieved June 10, 2002.
  33. ^ "Ashleigh Banfield, Angie Martinez 01x114:". RIAA. Retrieved Sep 18, 2002.
  34. ^ "Show and Prove". Harris Publications.
  35. ^ "The Boss". 9 Sky. Retrieved December 18, 2003.
  36. ^ "Renaissance Presents Pacha Ibiza". Renaissance Dance UK. Retrieved July 11, 2005.
  37. ^ "You got me". Okay Player. Retrieved July 22, 2008.
  38. ^ "Sacario". Bloque Urbano.
  39. ^ "Wizard tryouts". NBA. Retrieved December 15, 2001.
  40. ^ "Wizard girls in china". NBA. Retrieved April 25, 2012.

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