breaks down Stix’s journey through music

Brandon “Stix” Salaam-Bailey (born July 13, 1983) is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur who was born and raised in Watts, Ca. Having started off as a full-time dancer in 2002, Salaam-Bailey created one of the most popular dance movements in the world called “KRUMP.” The new dance craze eventually went mainstream after it hit the big screens from world renown director David La’Chapelle’s “Rize”. After ending his dance career in 2004, he began helping aspiring rapper, Krystal Johnson, who would be later called Ak’Sent. Her first single “This One,” which Stix wrote, made it to the Coach Carter soundtrack and movie. Eventually, Ak’Sent secured a recording contract with Capitol Records.

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