If you think Stix is poppin’ now, you clearly have been sleep. The rapper/producer/songwriter has been in the game for some time now. The L.A native has linked with some of the best including Tyrese and BJ The Chicago Kid. His music transcends a message of struggle, hustle, love, and hardship. Adversity is soon followed by success and Stix is now on that road and currently opening up for artists like Snoop Dogg and performing on stages like SXSW. It definitely has been a long journey and while we celebrate his triumph, let’s take a look back at some of the music that’s got him where he is today.
“I’m in love/I’m so guilty.” Every gangsta needs love too. We were able to see a different side of Stix in “Arrested” featuring Tyrese and James Flauntleroy.
Stix created a buzz when he collaborated with RnB singer Bobby Valentino for their 2005 album Next Of Both Worlds.
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For his 2009 project Late For Soundcheck, the rapper linked with Chicago’s own, BJ The Chicago Kid for “Eyes of A Broke Man.” The chorus is something serious. “Ever looked into the eyes of a broke man? You see grimey at his best and every problem in his own fam. His eyes didn’t lie.” If this song doesn’t make you sit back and ponder about the street life and the hustler mentality, I don’t know what will.