Stix

Stix

BandHip HopPop

Innovative, Lyrical, Good Music for everyone, Energetic, Live performances!

Biography

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 hip-hop.com, Dubbcnn.com where STIX released 6 mixtapes in 6 weeks, Westcoastrydaz.com, ballerstatus.com, dastreetbuzz.com 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.

Discography

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

STIX
"Fric-X-hen"

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

Set List

20 min or less set list:
1) The Man Girlfriend
2) Get This Money
3) Lust 4 Life Freestyle
4) Im FLy