The Black Stax are well-known on the Seattle hip-hop scene. These purveyors of avante garde hip-hop make music that appeals to hip-hop fans who also happen to be grown folks. The Black Stax evoke memories of the best of 70s soul. Their sound is bluesy and soulful – punctuated by trumpet and drums. Their raw, meaningful lyrics are laid over a tight beat enhanced by rich, lush vocals. The result is a winning combination that is music to our ears. Meet the Black Stax.
Introduce us to Black Stax. Tell us a little about each of your backgrounds.
BS: BlackStax is a group of three distinct voices that come together to build on the tradition of Black Music. In honor of the Stax record label in Memphis, Tennessee and the artists who recorded with the label we found our sound similar in the essence of raw meaningful soul music. In using the word Black, we identify with the positive nature of the word, we are black people with an understanding of our ancestral contributions to the world and our own communal contribution to art, families, youth, friends, and our culture.
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