Review by Keita Wheats
I recently had the opportunity to attend St. Louis’ artist Stackz album listening party at Phat Buddah Productions. A fresh 27 year old with a lot of heart, anxiously shared his 10 track EP with an intimate group of friends and supporters. As we all sat around thrilled to hear his body of work, we couldn’t help but groove to track after track. An enjoyable compilation of riding music, and radio hits, it was apparent that this mixtape was going to be a hit. Just in time for summer.
As we listened, Stackz guided us through tracks on his mixtape, explaining the inspiration behind each song. With singles such as “Mary Jane” which had a cool sound that you could play for the ladies, and “60 Bandz” which was a more upbeat track for the club, Stackz managed to pull together his experiences as a young man growing up in St.Louis, with an eclectic mix of music artistry. I was able to sneak in a quick conversation with Stackz, to try and get a better understanding of how he wants his music to reach his listeners:
“I only started doing music six months ago. I started because I thought it was time to elevate the game. I felt t like I had done all I wanted to do, and it was time to put something new out there. “ -Stackz
Although brief, my time spent in the studio with Stackz as well as his friends, proved his passion for his craft. You could really tell that his lyrics came from an honest place, and that he doesn’t want to be a one hit wonder, but is looking to change music locally and on a national scale. I give his mixtape double thumbs up. It was a job well done. I look forward to following Stackz, as well as his progress as he grows as an artist, and I wish him nothing but the best.
Stackz’ Mixtape “Street Smartz” will be available April 6, 2013. Be sure to check him out at http://www.stackzmusic.com/ and follow him on twitter @Stackzsmm
Mixtape Release Party is Tuesday, April 9 at Club 15 – 1900 Locust – Doors@10pm
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