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“Gritty and raw, with an overdose of confidence.” This is the quick way to describe songwriter and lyricist Stixx, however there is much more to this Brooklyn, New York native than meets the eye.
This Fall, Stixx will unveil his second full-length project entitled Dom P & Cubans. The original street album is a stimulating collection of songs that Stixx has worked tirelessly on for months with Platinum beat crafter Crownbeatz (Young Buck, Collie Budz, Maino) and fresh-faced producers WillSwagger (Soulja Boy) and Belize Da Hype (Lil Cease).
Raised in Brownsville and Flatbush, Stixx grew up with a passion for music. His family played everything from pop, reggae, r&b and rock & roll, but it was Hip Hop that struck a chord with him. By age 12, Stixx (nicknamed for his slight frame at the time) was kicking freestyles around the neighborhood, but it wasn’t until he got reaction from friends on his first real song that he knew he could take his gift to greater heights.
In 2010, Stixx released Road to Success, an album that painted lyrical pictures of the ups and downs he faced on his path to achieving his dreams. An underground success, the project displayed the out-of-the-box thinking Stixx had become know for, with noteworthy songs like “Getting Paper”, “Take You to Heaven” and the title track “Road to Success.”
Always pushing to create his own lane, Stixx debuted the experimental music video “Jungle”, where he stood still in a variety of locations, each backdrop aesthetically decaying with gritty character. The avant-garde video shows a young man discovering the nature of his existence, and has been praised by critics. Stixx followed with the more mainstream music video “New York Love”, an ode to the Big Apple.
There is no doubt that Stixx looks to his hometown as a source of inspiration on the regular. “Brooklyn inspires me artistically a lot,” he asserts. “It’s a melting pot for style, swag, music and creativity. If you’re from Brooklyn you know everyone has a story. Growing up in Brownsville and Flatbush, there’s a certain level of toughness and coolness we all share. Brooklyn cats know how to adapt. I’ll bring it everywhere I visit, and always add on to it.”
For the past year, Stixx has been preparing his sophomore effort, Dom P & Cubans. With experiences that stem from personal situations and his jet-setting lifestyle, all is incorporated into his songwriting. Stixx plans on giving listeners another perspective on his style of music. He sees the new album as the next phase of evolving.
“Since Road to Success, my style and sound has grown,” Stixx explains. “I find it crucially important to travel, and I make it a point to do so every time the opportunity presents itself. New places, cultures and people bring a fresh perspective to my music. Inspiration comes from everything I am in contact with.”
On Dom P & Cubans, Stixx collaborated with contributing producers to create an album with direction – a project that articulates the feel he envisioned for his second serving.
“This is a different side I’m introducing musically,” says Stixx. “I took my time in the studio, from writing to delivery. Each producer brings their own unique sound and every song has its own feel and purpose. For instance, there’s title track ‘Dom P & Cubans’, a cool, introspective track celebrating hard work finally paying off. ‘I’m Good’ deals with self-worth and strength. Then ‘M.C.H.’, (Money, Cash Hoes), deals with chasing the opposite sex. We should all have fun, but at the same time, fun should not stop people from getting things done that are important, I say ‘Me chasing these girls got me out of breath / Got me closer to girls but further from success’ - I think a lot of people can relate to that.”
As people listen to Dom P & Cubans, Stixx is confident that everyone will take away something personal from the music.
“There are different sounds, feels and textures, so if someone connects with one song that’s good enough for me. If more than one… even better. I have accomplished a lot thus far, and I still have more to do. I want people to take this journey with me. Every day is a day to improve, and everything is possible through hard work and dedication.”
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