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"Cleveland's next big hip-hop star is here"


"Cleveland's next big hip-hop star is here"

The young, bright, up and coming hip-hop artist from Cleveland, Ohio known as R-Stonze has been working on his single debut album "Still That Humble" and now its finally here. "Still That Humble" contains 17 commercially recorded tracks, and is something that gives hip-hop fans a breath of fresh air. Yes, the album is here, and you can go listen to the entire album right now and purchase it via digital download. You can listen to the entire "Still That Humble" album on R-Stonze's Snocap Music Store on his official myspace page, which is www.myspace.com/stonze. This album is here to take all of the true hip-hop fans back to that raw essence of hearing well thoughtout lyrics and song concepts placed over banging production. All of this information is intended for true hip-hop and music fans. So If that's not you, then you should stop reading this now.

R-Stonze recently finished his debut album "Still That Humble" which is set for release under his label StaKK Money Ent. The young writer has been working on this debut release for almost a year and five months, and now its finally finished. You can catch R-Stonze showing off his lyrical skills on every track, and take the listener on a trip to whatever he centers each and every track about. This album also features top notch production from Lokken Load Ent's Lawdy & Warlokk. This album is basically fit from top to bottom, start to end.

The first single that you'll be hearing on the radio from off this album would be "Myspace Fantasy" which currently has over 140,000K plays on his myspace page right now. That track is buzzing over the net and in the streets as well, and what do you know...It was produced by Lokken Load Ent. Stonze keeps everything smooth and laied back on the track and hits listeners with lines like :
(Myspace Fantasy) "One chick wanna know where I'm living at/ Leaving me a message, and its all glitter text//" (Myspace Fantasy)
This goes to show that the young 21 year old is aware of what type of lyrics to put onto certain tracks, and even how to keep a radio friendly song, radio friendly.

You can listen to the entire album right now from R-Stonze's Snocap Music store. Every track is a 30 second preview but if you get hooked on his crack samples, then you can buy a full hit for only 0.99 cents. If you want the entire album, you can purchase it right from his Snocap Store for $9.99. Once again, you can visit R-Stonze's myspace page to access his Snocap Store www.myspace.com/stonze. You can look for this album in stores March, 2008 all around Cleveland, Ohio and also on iTunes, Rhapsody, Emusic, Napster, and other top digital retailers. Its now wonder R-Stonze was #3 in Ohio and #1 in his area on the myspace hip-hop charts.

R-Stonze is following a dream that he knows will be a reality for him, and keeps putting out quality songs. His ability to take a song, and paint a picture over it is amazing. In Cleveland, you really don't have a lot of artist who can even compare with the young StaKK Money repper on a lyrical level. Look out for live performances by R-Stonze this year around March, and leading into the summer. This album is something that artists here in Cleveland should use as an example, because everything was done the right way. He stayed on subject on every song, and you can tell that each track was very well written.
- StaKK Money Ent.


-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



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.