The singer and songwriter of rap and hip hop known as Stiltz has released his new EP “Written in the Scars.” The EP comprises six original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It has been proudly published as an independent release without support from the corporate music industry. Heavy-hitting, personal, and populated with tales from today’s urban landscape, “Written in the Scars” by Stiltz is the non-fiction result of an artist’s genuine efforts to change the world.
Stiltz (often stylized StiltZ) cites as main musical influences such popular rappers as DMX, Eminem, Tupac, Big L., Xizbit, and the Notorious B.I.G. Many of the best traits of his own “Written in the Scars” record bear similarities to these legends of the mic. Also figuring into Stiltz’s highly imaginative work are some of the greatest rock bands of all time, Led zepplin, Queen, Lynard Skynard, and others. This inclusive nature as a music fan stems from Stiltz’s rocky youth – just as his new EP does also.
“I went through a really rough time at a young age and then I found music and used it as a release,” Stiltz writes. “It’s my therapy.”
Having found succor in the music world for himself, the rap artist seeks to do the same for others in similar predicaments.
Stiltz writes of this, “I would like to think that I’m sending a message of hope [with the “Written in the Scars” EP]. To everyone who has been where I’ve been, and especially to the ones who are there as we speak. I want to let them know they aren’t alone.”
While Stiltz has not signed to a religious record label, he still maintains a steady moral course.
“I do not cuss in my albums,” he notes, “nor do I promote or condone sin.”
Stiltz’s official bio appropriately closes with the following lines: “Help Stiltz accomplish his dream of changing the world, for it’s people like him who can make great change and help people see the good in all the bad.”
“Written in the Scars” by Stiltz is available online worldwide 11 July 2014.
Lead Press Release Writer
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