Stanza

Stanza

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandHip Hop

Described by DJ VooDoo of TJsDJs as "Talib Kweli meets Lupe Fiasco, with Kanye's confidence and Jay-Z's flow."

Biography

A musical combination of Hip Hop, Trip-Hop, Blues and Soul, Atlanta’s own Stanza is a colorful lyricist with a reflection of the streets. "Talib Kweli meets Lupe Fiasco, with Kanye's confidence and Jay-Z's flow" is how DJ VooDoo of TJsDJs described Stanza's sound.

Stanza’s song, “A-Town Love: An Ode To My City" has gained him national recognition, radio play, newspaper & blog features; and his performance on BET where he was winner of 106 & Park’s Wild Out Wednesday. Stanza was later invited back to 106 & Park to perform with their live band Notorious as a “Best of” artist. Stanza has opened for KRS-One, Raekwon, Slaughterhouse, B.o.B., Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother and Colin Munroe.

Fessa J of Thafeedback.com illustrates Stanza as being "a smart rapper who is concerned with the advancement of himself and his people, managing to describe the backward circular logic of the street without being judgmental."

Growing up listening to music to Gospel and R&B, it wasn't until hearing Eightball & MJG's "Coming Out Hard" that Stanza would discover Hip Hop. Initially he would try his hand at production, but quickly discovered his talent for writing. His first recordings were as a member of a group, but after going solo and meeting his future partners years later that Stanza's music would be fully realized.

After releasing his first project The Mixtape, Stanza gained some notoriety with his song "Find A Way", which earned him independent radio spins and press coverage. He immediately began work on his next project, No. 2, which further solidified Stanza's reputation as an artist to watch. His official debut, "Name This Album" received lots of praise from fans and critics. All the hard work is worth it to Stanza because he knows that keeping them listening will be the easy part.

Stanza will continue to make music that speaks to the people. He will create music without boundaries that everyone wants to hear.

Discography

"A.T.L."
"Searching for Bobby Fischer"
"Name This Album"