Stazamillion: “I like the idea of being independent”
Get into the world of San Diego’s rapper Stazamillion, while he give us an insight of his perspectives on life and the music industry.
GWI- Who are your influences?
My strongest influences came from my neighborhood. Whether they where the gang members, pimps or the neighborhood hustlers on the corners, each one of them showed me a different view of their version of life. They say book smarts can be taught, but street smarts are learned, and perfected.
GWI- If you could compare yourself to an already established artist, who would that be and why?
I mean, I respect all the other artists in the entertainment industry, but to be honest I don’t compare myself to any other artists. I feel as soon as I start comparing myself to any other artists I limit my potential as an artist.
GWI- Who are your hero?
My grandmother would be my hero. My grandmother is a strong force in my life she doesn’t sugar coat anything. That taught me how life really is. To always expect the worst, but know that you can achieve anything.
GWI- What do you think your listeners will get out of your music?
To never be scared of adversity, never run from it, to run to it. Never be afraid to risk it all, and always know loyalty is greater then any amount of money.
GWI- What made you want to get into the business?
It gave me the opportunity to speak my mind freely, with no sensor or filters. I’m able to tell my people how life is from my perspective.
GWI- What is the most difficult thing you had to endure in life?
I would say straight up the justice system. I mean being that the justice system has been a revolving door for me in the past. Every time I would try to take one step forward certain choices, and decesions in my life would take me two steps back. I’ve learned to grow, and deal with those situations differently. I’m ambitiously moving forward chasing my dreams with my music, different companies, God given gifts, and talents.
GWI- What is the most difficult thing you had to endure in the music industry?
I would say so far, losing friendships, and trying to get people to come together on a larger scale it’s been difficult. I’ve seen progress in those areas lately I still have hope. Everyone needs to align their pockets with alliances, and stop trying to be a one man show.
GWI- How does it feel to be finally getting your break?
I still have a lot of work ahead of me, but finally all this hard work & dedication paid off. I knew that I had to let divine timing take it’s place. I just want to make my music, and endeavors count for all of the things I had to endure to get to this point.
GWI- What do you hope to do with your music?
Through my music, and philanthropy I hope to give inspiration to others. I hope to empower individuals to be self-made. To be their own boss, and choose their own paths.
GWI- what are you planning to do when you sign a deal?
If I sign a major record label deal. I like the idea of being independent, but if a good deal comes along I might consider. If that day comes to Fruition First and foremost! I’m going to thank God, and then start my campaign of giving back. Ultimately one of my inspiring goals is to help set the path of success for other aspiring artists.
GWI- When you were coming up which artist did you listen to for inspiration?
Coming up I would listened to a whole gamut of music I still listen to all genres of music. To name a few that come to mind I would say Pharrell, Jay Z, 50 Cent, James Brown, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, E40, D‑Shot, Celly Cel, B-Legit, Suga-T, The Click, Aaliyah, T.I., Diddy, Brotha Lynch Hung, C-BO, Richie Rich, Memphis Bleek, T-Pain, Petey Pablo, Lil Jon, Lil Boosie, Young Jeezy, Twista, Trick-Trick, Trick Daddy, 2 Live Crew, Mac Mall, Yukmouth, Spice 1, Dru Down, Mac Dre, Too Short, Big L, Biggie, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, EAZY-E, KRS‑One, Queen Latifah, Ghostface Killah, Rakim, Kool G Rap, NAS, AZ, Marley Marl, Cold Chillin’ Juice Crew, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Kool and The Gang, Heatwave, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac just to name a few.
Social Media Info:
Stakzamillion – N.A.G. – Official Video https://youtu.be/UKt-GIMGi8U
STAKZAMILLION “GOOD SH*T” (OFFICIAL VIDEO) https://youtu.be/LOIvDzWkGQI
Stakzamillion and Adonis DaHottest – WHOOP (OFFICAL VIDEO) https://youtu.be/b50NzB9XNA4
StakzAMillion – Kush & Gucci https://youtu.be/PaL1zYO1_I8
Stakzamillion Hittaz(Explicit) https://youtu.be/M_HfsGgsER0
Stakzamillion – Don’t Play (Explicit) https://youtu.be/AYqKWYLEFFs