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Artist - Staxx

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Last update: 03/17/17 18:25:38
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Location: AMERICA NORTH: USA: Massachusetts (MA)
Signed up: 21 Jun 2010 02:22 PM
Members: Staxx (of Silver City Ent/ Bronx Bridge Ent.)
Genre: Hip-Hop
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Website: http://www.everythingstaxx.com/

Biography

Taunton, MA

Hip-Hop was built around lyrics: the art of storytelling and the power of rhyme. Fierce, aggressive and from the street, hip-hop is often filled with bravado and fronting. It's rare to find an artist who walks it like he talks it. Staxx is that artist.

Born into a tumultuous life in Taunton, Mass., and blessed with innate talent, Staxx was on his way to becoming a statistic: broken home, high school dropout, determined to be a rapper but lacking direction and focus. Despite difficult times, a hardened past and a life of struggle, music always brought him back to center. Now he's ready to share his experiences with the world.

Staxx wrote his debut album, "Writin' My Mind". It was produced, recorded and mixed by respected up and coming industry producer Lu Balz, whose many credits include, but are not limited to, tracks for Juvenile, Rachel Loy, Tyga, Sugar Ray and Speech from Arrested Development, television commercials, and songs placements in major motion pictures and television series. His partnership with Staxx kicks off with first single "Turn You On," featuring Brian Angel of Day26 (Bronx Bridge Entertainment, Inc./ Fontana), launching a powerful new team and a step forward in hip-hop's positive resurgence.

"Hip-hop has changed dramatically," says Staxx. "It has received an increasing amount of criticism over the past decade because of the downward spiral of lyrical content and the upward spiral of an electronic sound that hip-hop experts claim is NOT hip-hop. I can't deny the fact that music has changed immensely since the emergence of hip-hop as a globally recognized genre of music. But just because the music is evolving doesn't mean the message has to evolve with it."

What makes this young man so special is his talent for creating radio-friendly music without compromising his personal message. Staxx writes from the heart. Staxx is the best of both worlds.

Staxx has been recording professionally since his late teens, working diligently to find the right producers, learn his way around a studio, and surround himself with people who could grow with him and support his vision. At 23, he met Lu Balz. "He had everything I was missing," says Staxx. "I knew he could take me to the next level." He also met his manager, Tony Spears. With all of the pieces in place, Staxx was ready to conquer the music industry - until one mistake brought his world to a crashing halt.

Serving time, he says, was a wakeup call and a cold lesson in reality: his career was likely over, his record deal was gone, his girlfriend broke up with him and his manager wanted nothing to do with him. Released after doing his term, "I was on the verge of suicide," he says candidly. "I was heartbroken. I drank a lot and I felt I had no purpose in my life." Despondent and convinced that he'd lost everything, Staxx ran away with the carnival - literally. Oddly enough, it was there that he regained his drive for music, motivated by a supervisor who learned of his talent and couldn't bear to see it wasted. He began writing again, applying himself and convincing Lu Balz and Tony Spears that he was a new Staxx. "They thought I was nothing but trouble," he admits, "a kid with no direction in my life. I got them back onboard with my work ethic. I never stopped. They saw my drive and that I was willing to do anything to make it. I knew I was accountable for my actions and it was up to me to prove myself to them."

With a new single, upcoming debut album and new outlook, Staxx is ready to take the music world by storm. Most importantly, he says, the past has made the present stronger, and he's looking forward to the future.

"No matter where I go, because of the difficult circumstances I went through, I've convinced myself that I can make it through anything," he says. "No challenge is too difficult or great for me. I recognized that over time. Some people fold and can't take it. I deflect and deal with it because the worst thing could happen and hurt me, but it's not going to stop me like it did before. There's a quote I heard as a kid that has always stayed with me: "Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it." I want to be inspirational and let people know that no matter how difficult the circumstances, it's up to you to change and make something of yourself. I wrote lyrics about how if I make it or if I fail, it's mine.

"I've been blessed with a lot of great people in my life, friends and family who stood by me, have been hurt by me, who were there for me when all I had to offer was myself. I can't imagine what they went through, seeing me destroying myself. I hated myself. I killed myself without killing myself and I don't live like that today. My glass is half full now and am looking to fill it instead of seeing it half empty and draining it."

- Bronx Bridge Entertainment
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"WRITIN' MY MIND"
(the album)
by STAXX
Buy It Now On iTunes:
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Buy It Now At Best Buy:
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Buy It Now On Amazon:
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Recent Artist Reviews for Staxx

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By Daddy Staxx (unregistered) 12 Aug 2013 11:39 PM Reply

Your show with Coolio was the balls. Can't wait to see you again

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By Stephanie 06 Jan 2013 10:07 PM Reply

go with the flow this is what i like

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By Tam 04 Jan 2013 08:54 AM Reply

i ride i ride yup

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By Gina 21 Dec 2012 07:26 PM Reply

Have a artist that would like to work with u email us @ weallinent@gmail.com

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By Loving Vermont 18 Dec 2012 04:31 PM Reply

Not bad at all

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By Zoey3 18 Dec 2012 03:18 AM Reply

For u ill ride i love it

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By DaddyStaxx 14 Dec 2012 06:04 PM Reply

@dan. Why are you such a hatter.
Staxx is as real as real can be.
He lays tracks, Just as he acts.
None of his spit, has any ****.
As his Dad, I know, his life was sad,
But he did the best, with what he had.
He blows away the rest, with one hand in his vest.
The time will come, When Staxx is number ONE!!!

Merry Christmas
I love you son
Love Dad

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By Paulette (unregistered) 03 Oct 2012 12:47 PM Reply

WOW!
There was a tribute to a local guy who was killed in a fight and your music "can't take you"was being played. The newsfeed came to me on FB, and I clicked on. I have never liked hip-hop much but have to say you have made me a fan. I did mucho search to find out who the artist was. You are FANTASTIC! Seriously I am wicked critical and your music and lyrics well you are a poet! My music is Neil Young, but you have made a fan of me. Much good fortune to you. THANK YOU!

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By Paulette (unregistered) 03 Oct 2012 12:45 PM Reply

WOW!
There was a tribute to a local guy who was killed in a fight and your music was being played. The newsfeed came to me on FB, and I clicked on. I have never liked hip-hop much but have to say you have made me a fan. I did mucho search to find out who the artist was. You are FANTASTIC! Seriously I am wicked critical and your musiccan lyrics, well you are a poet...I am a lot older than you guys and basically my music is Neil Young, but you have made a fan of me. THANK YOU!

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By Vanellaqt (unregistered) 06 Feb 2012 03:20 PM Reply

Fucking Amazing!!!! Your so much better than most of the rappers out there! Keep up the great work! Cant wait to hear more from you :)

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By batgirl 09 Aug 2011 04:58 PM Reply

Staxx, you're incredible. How can I buy your music? I see it on Amazon, but don't know if that's the best option (to benefit you). Let me know--I have "My Style" when I met you years ago and still listen to it. I need everything you've done--you're my fave.

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By banned 13 May 2011 06:54 PM Reply

:)

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By Staxx508 09 Dec 2010 03:48 PM Reply

it will be in stores in 2011. for now you can hear it on www.myspace.com/staxx

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By Lisaaa (unregistered) 08 Dec 2010 03:32 PM Reply

why did you take the song "can't take you" out of the list? I wanna listen to it.!

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By LeeRoy (unregistered) 22 Nov 2010 04:54 PM Reply

@dan508 - hey look, STAXX is on the front page of the site right now. looks like you were WRONG!! HAHA. Actions speak louder than words.

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By Staxx508 21 Nov 2010 01:24 PM Reply

@ Dan 508. good lookin out, i'll quit now since i know you're a psychic. i appreciate the free reading!!

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By Dan 508 (unregistered) 03 Nov 2010 10:19 AM Reply

This is fucking joke they will neva front page this ****

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By Lisaa (unregistered) 01 Nov 2010 08:18 PM Reply

the song "can't take You" is soo amazing and it made me shed so many tears. :) But I loved it. Keep up the good work ;)

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By Lisa (unregistered) 01 Nov 2010 09:48 AM Reply

i love the song "cant take you" its amazing. Good Job.! :)

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By LG (unregistered) 18 Oct 2010 09:12 PM Reply

your incredibly sexy n i love your music!!

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By mama dukes 07 Sep 2010 06:46 AM Reply

AMAZING

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By April (unregistered) 04 Sep 2010 10:21 PM Reply

Yo, that **** "Can't take u" brought tears to my eyes...I remember listening to u and my brothers first set of ryhmes...Im real happy for u and I really want to see my brother go far also...Keep up all the great work and Congrats and Good luck..I look forward to seing u live someday in bright lights

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