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Recording artist STIX came out of hiding this weekend to attend the 51st Grammy Award festivities. The Sum Genius/Universal Records recording artist was spotted Saturday evening at Grammy Award Winner Lil Wayne’s pre Grammy celebration at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The Watts City native has successfully built a worldwide following for his music. STIX has performed with Grammy Award nominated artist Tyrese, on two world tours. He was the host and headline performer on the Burger King Kings of the Court tour around the country. STIX has ripped the stages of some of Hollywood's most renowned clubs and headlined at a number of Los Angeles County middle school and high school tours.
STIX's musical ingenuity has warranted him accreditation in magazines like The Source, True magazine, All-Hood, and Song Buzz. He has had multiple mentions on Hip-Hop websites such as:, (noting STIX release of 6 mix tapes in 6 weeks),,, and; among others. Due to unrelenting grassroots marketing and promotions, STIX has received worldwide airplay on radio stations such as: Power 106, 93.5 KDAY, 100.3 The Beat, L.A.'s 102.3, Philadelphia's WLVR and WXAC 91.3, Las Vegas 1230AM, Japan's Joint One Radio, XM radio and other stations across the nation.
Additionally, STIX, has been featured as the exclusive artist for the Akademik's Clothing Mixtape for the 2004 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Ca. Spearheading the Creation of The Pit, this annual event has been created by STIX as a gateway for undiscovered artist to be seen and heard while battling each other. The Pit is attend by a host of celebrities who support STIX's movement including Young Jeezy, Teairra Mari, Redman, Nas, Tyrese, Glasses Malone, along with other top label A&R's and more.
Additionally, STIX has worked with and written for such notable artist as Will Smith, Tank, Busta Rhymes, Jay Rock, Ginuwine Method Man and R. Kelly, just to name a few. Currently, STIX has an album on iTunes with Def Jam recording artist Bobby Valentino titled, The Next of Both Worlds, which to date has received over 10,000 downloads worldwide.
STIX, plans to produce a mixtape a month until the release of his debut album, Late for Sound Check, on Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2009.
If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with STIX, please call Sherise Ford at 213/944-4547 or e-mail Sherise at - Lady Stallion PRoductions


Recording artist STIX attends the Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival in hometown of Los Angeles, California Watts, California native and Universal/Sum Genius recording artist STIX attended the Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival at the Los Angeles Sports Arena this weekend in celebration of Black History Month. Hosted by multi-platinum selling artists Common and Ludacris, the event was undoubtedly one of the most unique tributes to Black History Month the West Coast has ever seen.

With LA’s top dance schools break dancing, DJ Sleeper on the ones and twos, a live graffiti art exhibit and a stellar lineup of Grammy winning artists on one stage, the four elements of hip hop were in full effect. Entertainers including Common, Janelle Monae, Ludacris, Xzibit, DJ Muggs LeToya Luckett and John Salley were amongst the other famed talent who attended the festival of culture and unity.
Keeping with the theme of Hip Hop as a respect to Black History month, STIX has released 2Notorious, his expression of homage to two of the most influential talents in hip hop, 2Pac and The Notorious BIG. STIX has compiled 2Notorious, to include his lyrical content on the legends most popular tracks. Additionally, this month STIX has also released The Obama Act: Change In Progress, a tribute artists and producers on the West Coast.

2Notorious and The Obama Act: Change In Progress, are merely two mixtapes in a series of six scheduled to be released in the months preceding the debut of STIX’s much anticipated solo album Late For Registration due out, Aug 18th, 2009. The latest single for the album Shining Star and sneak peeks of the mixtapes can be heard on his official MySpace page at

### For more information on STIX and for interview requests please contact Sherise Ford at Lady Stallion PRoductions (213) 944-4547 or - Lady Stalion Productions

"ITTY BITTY BITS: Sparks CD; Maino's single; Tyrese's Stix; JD's 'Ocean's 7'; Darc vs. R. Kelly."

*Tyrese's new protégé, Watts native Stix, releases his solo project "Late for Soundcheck" on July 7 via iTunes, and in Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. The album's sound "is reminiscent of Kanye West’s release '808’s & Heartbreak' mixed with a touch of 50 Cent's 'Get Rich or Die Trying,'" according to a press release. The first single is titled “Shining Star” and the follow up is called, "I'm Fly." Stix, aka Brandon Salaam-Bailey, is a founding member of the rock band Life Nine, who recently inked a production deal with Tyrese's Headquarter Entertainment. For more information on Stix, go to or


Released Albums:
STIX & Bobby Valentino
"The Next of Both Worlds"


(Current Singles)
1) Shinning Star
2) Im Fly



Police sirens and helicopters keep him awake at night. In the heart of Watts, CA, STIX is too familiar with the mishaps of the ‘hood. Red, white and blue lights shine through his curtains as he scribbles lyrics on a pad and nods to beats in his head, writing and dreaming of a life outside of the ghetto and shooting to stardom. Coming from meager beginnings, day-to-day life in Watts serves as the driving force behind one of L.A.’s most promising talents, Brandon Salaam-Bailey a.k.a. STIX.

STIX is definitely a force to be recognized. He successfully put together a rock band which consist of a 5 piece including a lead singer, drummer, lead guitar, bassist, and DJ called LIFE NINE. LIFE NINE recently nailed a production deal with superstar artist Tyrese Gibson’s company Headquarter Entertainment. As far as STIX’s independent reputation, STIX has already built a worldwide audience and following for his music. He’s been on 3 major national tours, 2 of them as a opening act and hype man on superstar artist Tyrese “Alter Ego” tour. He’s performed at MTV’s TRL Summer On the Run (Long Beach, CA). STIX was the host and headline performer on the Burger King Kings of the Court tour which shutdown performances on college campuses in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, New York, D.C., Norfolk, Raleigh, Columbia, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and several more. STIX has also ripped the stages of some of Hollywood’s most renowned clubs, such as the Roxy, House of Blues, Knitting Factory and the Key Club. He headlined once again on a L.A based middle and high school tour. He has also received write-up articles in magazines such as The Source, TRUE magazine, All-Hood magazine, and Song buzz magazine. He has had multiple mentions on top hip hop sites such as All, where STIX released 6 mixtapes in 6 weeks,,, and many more elite hip-hop websites. Due to unrelenting grassroots marketing and promotions, STIX has already received worldwide airplay on radio stations such as: Power 106, 93.5 KDAY and 100.3 The Beat, and 102.3 in Los Angeles, WLVR and WXAC 91.3 in Philadelphia, 1230AM in Las Vegas, Joint One Radio in Japan XM radio and other stations across the nation. We cant forget that Stix has a album on Itunes with Def Jam recording artist Bobby Valentino titled “The Next Of Both Worlds”. The album has already received over 10,000 downloads worldwide.

An additional credit for STIX was being featured as the exclusive artist for the Akademiks Clothing Mixtape for All-Star Weekend 2004. Stix has created a annual event called ‘THE PIT” where he has created a gateway for undiscovered artist to be heard and seen on a major scale by battling one another. At these event s have been a Host of celebrity artist that has stop through to show their support for STIX’s movement such as Young Jeezy, Teairra Mari, Redman, Nas, Tyrese, Glasses Malone and major label A&R’s. A certified champion of hip-hop, STIX has competed and won several acclaimed rap battles, making him a repeated crowd favorite. Stix is slated to star in his first major movie role titled “RIDER 1” which drops in theaters Late 2008. His professional experience and hustle has placed him in studios, working, and/or writing with famous artists like Will Smith, Tyrese, Tank, Glasses Malone, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Bobby Valentino, Kurupt, R.Kelly, Method Man, Jay Rock, and Ginuwine.
STIX is the executive producer of the new chidrens cartoon scheduled to debut on networks worldwide in 2008 titled “The Adventures Of Stix” along with being the Creator of childrens clothing line “Q&A” Clothing. Stix also thinks about the needy by giving 20% of sales to 3 different foundations. 6.5% to Africas Health Care, 6.5% to Unfortunate children and 7% to a investment bank to build a new boys & girls Music club. He’s in process of being a young author as well writing a book titled “Hello’ is anyone home”
A book for parents understanding the minds of a child, written from a teenage childs perspective. T.D. Jakes said himself after STIX sat at a dinner table with him, “this is a must need to be exposed book”.
Is STIX the new change for the west? You be the judge the stats speak for themselves.