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My music is something that everybody can relate to, chill back and relax to, and enjoy. It sounds like something from the future. I'm R-Stonze, on behalf of StaKK Money Ent., and I'm what hip-hop needs. I'm that essence of the game that everybody use to love. My musical sound is something rare.


The Passion of Innocence Unspoiled…R-STONZE

So when you’re young…under 21…and you live in the cold environmental and economic climate of North Eastern Ohio, finding a route to the realization of your secret dreams can be tough. Very tough.

But the truly committed persevere.

That’s kind of the story of one Ryan D'Mario Whetstone: AKA: "R-Stonze."

Yeah, he’s young. And, yeah, he’s from a disadvantaged area of the U.S., but that’s never stopped the truly gifted before, and isn’t likely to stop R-STONZE. Born in Harlem, NY, he calls Cleveland home, now, and he calls to the various aspects of life there, in his music.

In 2005 he had the presence of mind to create his own fledgling label, StaKK Money Ent., complete with publishing…something most artists of his age wouldn’t have a clue about…and is represented via ASCAP. No small task. But that reflects his intelligence and sensitivity, as well as his innate business sense.

Perhaps that’s what genuinely sets him apart form the sea of Rap-Star-Wanna-Bes out there. It’s that sensitivity, that observant quality within his personality, that sets his works apart. Yes, he sees and comments on the day-to-day horrors of 21st Century American urban existence: drug dealing, gun play and the gut-wrenching drone of life. But it goes way beyond all of that. R-Stonze’s able to reach out and express for his generation, ALL of the aspects of young urban life. As I said…it’s PASSION that sets him apart, along with his ability to succinctly express that passion for his peers. His lyrical content is for more than just the streets. It’s for life, and its ever-present potential for improvement.

He, despite it all, can still reach out and touch the souls of his listeners, helping them to keep hope in the unspoiled nature of a life improved. That’s the difference. His message is not merely “observance” of existence, but imparts the message that life can “improve,” no matter what the current circumstances may be.

Evidently, his message is reaching its target audience. Since its creation late in 2006, R-Stonze’s MySpace site has reached over 50,000 of them, landing his space in MySpace’s Rap Chart more than once, culminating in the #2 spot for Ohio Rap slots. And all totally “grassroots.”

It’s also caught the attention of those that have come before him. 50 Cent's production team, Midi Mafia ("21 Questions, featuring Nate Dogg."), have snagged the R-STONZE vibe. They’ve assigned Lokken Load Ent., one of their most innovative cosigned production cartels, to work with R-STONZE, shepherding the creation of his much-awaited debut solo CD, "Still That Humble." Be ready…it’s slated for release in April of 2008, and is already generating quite a “buzz” among the Cleveland urban cognoscenti.

Yes, R-Stonze’s “eastcoast” presence reminds you of "The Diplomats," "Fabolous," and "Cassidy," to name a few, but it’s SO much more. He continually shares his vision of a life improved with fans via an endless stream of mixtapes and live performance with local and well known deejays. It’s freaking infectious, and it’s being taken to heart!

But then again…that seems to be the nature of the passion of innocence unspoiled…and the
R-STONZE view.


My Soul Sing

Written By: Ryan D. Whetstone

Verse 1:

I holds it down, I'ma rep till I'm not breathing/ I'm serious, I'm not joking and I'm not cheesing//
Its StaKK Money monthafucka who you think this is/ and my niggas all carry guns if you think you're big//
Dummy, I'm talking bout how I can aim the sig/ click bang, let you lay where the angels is//
Rap's A-Rod, cause I stay making hits/ I'm like a God in the booth, you my witnesses//
Time to flip this shit, back to that different shit/ hold ya head if you locked doing life sentences//
Go to the yard, hit the weights, bench them shits/ so if a nigga fuck with you, you can rip his shit//
Yea I'm militent/ and I can merk you and ya bitch with ease, cause my gun aint discriminent//
And my lawyer real nice, fuck doing bids/ it's case closed, I gives a fuck who the plantiff is//


Everytime I hit the booth I let my soul sing/ everytime I blaze a L I let my soul sing//
Everytime I write a verse I let my soul sing/ fuck a portion of the game, I want the whole thing// X2

Verse 2:

Now a days most niggas say they hustling packs off/ butthey don't have money, yea I come with the facts dog//
Fuck bitches, fuck niggas/ all I need is my mind to get figures//
To get richer, best believe I'ma play both sides of the plate like switch hitters//
Nobody in Cleveland can fuck with me lyrically/ I aint talking breezy, I put that on everything//
In touch with music, spritually and physically/ so I can't resist to rap everytime I hear a beat//
(Huh), Yea my sound is ruthless/ most ya'll hit the booth sounding stupid//
With ya wack beats tryna prove shit/ but once ya track done, all ya lines is truthless//
I'm original, nobody can copy/ StaKK Money Gang and ya bitch call me papi//

Hook X2

Verse 3:

I'm on that merk shit, chrome 5th splat em out/ let my soul sing when it ring so I'm spazzing out//
You'll take it up the ass on a faggot route/ I'm choke you with my hands till you passing out//
It's to the point where I hate to battle/ cause in the process, niggas get shook like rattles//
So I'll rather lay a track down/ don't think it's all rap, I'll get you clapped down//
Stupid, I don't box for a good eason/ you can get ya shit popped while ya fist swinging//
But lately all the hoes on my dick screaming/ cause the way my waves spin and the chains blinging//
Nothing like Mimz, but this is why I'm hot/ hoes looking at my pictures like this is why I bop//
I holds it down for everybody on the block/ family members in the cage, homies laying in a box//

Hook X2

{song fades out}


-Money, Gunz, And Girlz (Hosted By DJ L)
$6.99 via digital download @ my soundclick store (www.soundclick.com/rstonze)

-Still That Humble (Album)
$9.99 via digital download from my Snocap Store (www.myspace.com/stonze)

-Salute Me (Hosted By DJ Young Murda)
Free download @ www.datpiff.com

Set List

My sets are usually 3 to 4 songs. The songs are usually between 3:30 to 4:20 minutes long.