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6/13/2005 8:34:33 AM
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"A lot of people know the name and some of the music, but they don't have the actual face to go with it. We gon' put a face to the music," rapper Stat Quo explained to BallerStatus.
There's a new kid on the Shady block, and Stat Quo is his name. With his buzz continuing to grow, the Atlanta native is preparing to shoot a video for his latest street banger "Like Dat."
The song, which was inspired by the strippers across the country, will serve as a launching pad to help expose the rapper to more fans across the nation.
"Like Dat" will be shot on Wednesday (June 15) in the rapper's hometown of Atlanta with a majority of it being filmed in the infamous Thomasville Heights projects, aka ZONE 3. Like most rappers coming up, the young emcee wanted to shine some light on the hood he grew up in.
"It's the beginning of my career, so I wanted to start where I began life," Stat Quo told BallerStatus.net. "Plus, [the city of Atlanta] is supposed to be tearing the projects down, so I wanted to showcase the area I grew up in and capture it before it was gone forever."
Although "Like Dat" will not be the official first single for his upcoming Shady Records debut (Statlanta), the single's buzz is gaining so much momentum in the Midwest and South, it was only right to take the opportunity to give fans a visual look at Stat Quo.
Taking the reins of the video's direction is Mike Taylor (younger brother of famed video director Chris Robinson), who most recent work includes the Boyz N Da Hood "Dem Boyz" video.
When Stat Quo finishes up his first video, fans will be able to catch him on the Anger Management Tour, where he will perform alongside his label mates (Eminem, D12, Obie Trice) as well as the G-Unit family and Lil Jon.
"I feel blessed to be beside such great artists," says Stat. "Everyone on the tour -- Eminem, D12, Obie, G-Unit, Lil Jon -- have sold millions of records; I haven't sold a record yet. It's a beautiful look. I can't wait to perform my music before thousands of people."
That's not all. True to the grind mode of being a new artist, Stat has been in the lab cooking up bangers for two mixtapes that he's doing with heavy hitters, DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Drama, which are sure be a very hot commodity to hip-hop fans. Both tapes are expected to drop very soon.
As for Stat Quo's major label debut, Statlanta, he is close to finishing it, and is expected to hit sometime next year.
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