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Feature: Baltimore’s Hunit Stackz overcomes his rough upbringing to prosper musically

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Hunit Stackz has been making noise for over a decade in his hometown. The Baltimore-born and raised recording artist has been a standout who is well respected in his city. It was his experiences growing up in this town – living in the hood, escaping his childhood reality with anime – that have been as much an influence in his music as his original inspiration: DMX and the LOX.

Stackz found his love for rapping one day when some of his friends were having a cypher in the living room. He jokingly jumped in, but his friends were serious about how good he was. From then on, Stackz’s main goal in life was to be an artist. He released his first project, F**k it – which was later changed to self-titled – in 2011. He quickly garnered attention from some very credible industry names as well as press mentions.

His love for music eventually dimmed when he realized things were becoming repetitive and recording no longer seemed fun. That changed, however, while attending the film release of a new Dragon Ball Super movie. Stackz was excited to see how much the anime community had grown. It was at that moment, surrounded by mobs of people who loved what he loved, he decided to incorporate his first love – anime – into his music. This is how his album/manga series The Black Saiyan Saga was born.

Anime was Stackz’s escape as a kid. From as early as 6 years old, his childhood was fraught with traumatic events. His home was riddled with bullets while he hid under the bed in his mother’s arms. He watched his father appear on America’s Most Wanted before being imprisoned for life, and his wonderful weekends with his grandmother changed when her house was hit by a Molotov cocktail.

Watching anime as a child was a way to block out his reality and live somewhere else in his mind. At one point he was ashamed because it wasn’t cool in his neighborhood to be into anime. Fast forward to today, and Stackz is embracing it and it is adding new wind to his recordings. He found viral success with the Naruto-inspired rap song iTachi with protégé Detox The Kid, which racked up more than 9 million streams and more than 120,000 TikTok videos.

At this point in his career, Hunit Stackz is benefiting from the success of the hit single iTachi and the more recent release Bounce, which is a more New Orleans Bounce type of record. Stackz is a huge fan of the New Orleans sound and created this tune in homage to all the dope artists from N.O. that he feels gets overlooked.

Stackz was intent on working with New Orleans natives for the recently-released dance video, which is a collaborative effort with Anthony ‘AJ Twerks’ Jackson, a choreographer from New Orleans. The video also features New Orleans native dancer Diamond Lynn. Stackz has taken in a wealth of knowledge over the years and turned it into his own independent label, Saiyan Music Regime. Fans can expect a new merch line and several music releases this summer. Hunit Stackz is not letting time judge his music career at all. Just like his latest record, he is always going to bounce back and return stronger than ever!

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D Prime 215 x Hezekiah – Live From Hysteria, Behind the Scenes (Vlog)

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You can’t mention Philly and Hip Hop without including D Prime 215. Consistently releasing music representing 215, the superb lyricist, bestows fans with a behind the scenes look into the creation of his new single “Live from Hysteria” produced by Hezekiah. The single is taken from his critically acclaimed album ‘Forever In A Day.’

Embark on this journey compacted with rhymes and bars depicting the hysteria that surrounds Prime…no hooks needed. “Sonically, it’s a bar heavy record. When I heard the beat from Hezekiah I wanted to create something in the vein of “Making a Murderer” by Black Thought and Styles P.”

The vlog captures the process Hezekiah and Prime go through including recording variations of his vocals. He adds a dynamic twist with adlibs and different voice pitches, which for those familiar with Prime, is a step outside the box for him.

“I speak on a number of my influences from  Big Daddy Kane, Mase, KRS-One & Slick…not name dropping to be portrayed as cool or cultured.” Prime authentically mentions how they coincide with his own style and flow as a lyricist.  I want it known that I didn’t come up out of a hand. I’m influenced by the greats before me, but I’m not here to recreate the wheel. I’m carving my lane, but not afraid to pay homage…”

Watch D Prime 215 x Hezekiah’s “Live From Hysteria” in studio behind the scenes vlog and stream/download the single here on preferred platforms.

 

Connect with D Prime 215

Instagram: http://bit.ly/DPrime215IG

Twitter: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Twitter

Soundcloud:  http://bit.ly/DPrime215SoundCloud

Facebook: http://bit.ly/DPrime215Facebook

Bandcamp: http://dprime215.bandcamp.com/

Credits

“Live From Hysteria” produced by Hezekiah

 https://www.youtube.com/user/hezekiah234

Video by JL Jupiter

http://bit.ly/PlanetaryPYouTube

Additional Editing by Rekkless Life Films

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCli7iNJ_oA8beRyAA2Honaw

Thumbnail Graphic by Tom Hindmarsh

https://www.instagram.com/toms_customs/

 

Vlog Time Stamps

0:000:26 | Intro

0:271:46 | “Live From Hysteria” Song Direction

1:475:41 | Hezekiah Producing “Live From Hysteria”

5:427:37 | Speaking on Influences (Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Slick Rick & Mase)

7:388:30 | Outro

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Quianna Crute – Oh Adonai

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Catch the Vibes WIth Quianna Crute WIth Her New Single “Oh Adonai” From Her Album “Created to Worship”

In her debut album, “Created to Worship,” esteemed praise leader and choreographer Quianna Crute creates a yoke-breaking, deliverance-inducing musical worship experience. The first single, “My Love Letter” is just that… a powerful praise and worship composition that exposes Quianna’s heart for God in its rawest and most intimate state.

Quianna states: “I want my concerts to be the place where people come to get a message through the music that brings life to the dying, hope to the hopeless, and renewed faith to people who are on the brink of giving up on God. I want my concerts to be like a reservoir where people can come, be filled and have an experience with God that will change their lives forever, all over the world. I want to see people on their knees, arms and hands lifted, purging, and crying out to him… everyone on one accord worshiping and praising the true star, Jesus Christ.”

Contact

Quianna Crute Music

Atlanta, GA 30318

P: 404.484.1831

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quiannamusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ6nIE4IhsQ-xWwkbnIgf6g

About Me

“I want to be used by God to create an atmosphere where

people can come get healed,

delivered and be filled”

-Quianna Crute-

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