Stann Smith is six feet under the ground but very much alive. He’s a Brooklyn-based underground rapper, a member of Every King Has His Bad Day Records with his brother, fellow artist P3. Smith plays the harmonica and the banjo, samples Spongebob, and listens to Bob Dylan and Mos Def. Smith and P3 are not mainstream, and proud of it. Their brand of hip-hop is eccentric, innovative, and most of all, a fresh sound. EKOET is not on the radio, it’s online and on small, sweaty stages. The music is sincere, passionate, and not sponsored by a luxury car or Axe deodorant.
Stann’s EP 2nd @ Race America blends folk, soul, and ‘90s hip-hop into a package that’s neither sterilized nor mashed to a bland pulp. Amidst the revolving door of overnight club sensations who fade as quickly as they rise, Stann Smith hopes to stand the test of time. It can be difficult to hear artists when they’re buried six feet under the ground, but in this case, the music speaks for itself.
You can download Stann’s EP 2nd @ Race America for free on his website.