WEIGH IN – Should Stunnaman Quit Your Day Job?
The former Pack member steps out on his own as Stunnaman 2800. 1/4 of the group best known for getting kids in the hood to rock the skate shoe brand Vans, Stunnaman is bringing his own voice to the forefront as he begins work on a solo career.
The Bay Area native has been making waves in music since grade school, scoring a major label deal at the ripe age of 16. The cult hit “Vans” was proclaimed as the #5 best song of 2006 by Rolling Stone igniting a bidding war ensued among several labels. The group eventually landed at Jive where they soon learned the hard lesson of the major label game. With the project being stalled for almost 2 years, moral within the group began to fade and members grew apart. Frustrated with the lack of progress, Stunna decided to take matters into his own hands.
After touring with everyone from the likes of Gym Class Heroes to Nas, Stunna soon began working his connections and recording tracks of his own. With production and collaborations from Cobra Starship, Million Dollar Mano and Trouble Andrews, Stunnaman 2800 walks the line between the club and the hood. His music mirrors his lifestyle of grinding with the goons in the day and partying with suburban white girls at night.
Stunna has taken the strong internet following that made The Pack such a popular group in the underground with millions of views on YouTube and tens of millions of plays on MySpace and has been using it to spread the word about his new project. His charismatic personality has made him a fixture on the streetwear/ pop culture uber-site – Karmaloop.com, where he can often be seen interviewing celebs or doing skits. In fact, one of his skits where he poses as a Karmaloop employee for a day has become one of the most popular videos on their site.
Stunnaman is ready for a new beginning. Recently relocated to Los Angeles, he plans to make himself a fixture among the club scene playing as many shows as he can and flooding the internet with a fresh stream of new music. Though just barely old enough to get into a club, he is now a veteran of the rap game giving him an advantage over many other new artists. 2800 is in the building.
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