Black Stax’s New EP ILL-US-TRAIT and Lead Single “Vintage” Impact National College Radio Charts, Video Release

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Vintage has been impacting college and internet radio charts since released earlier this month. It reached the number one spot on the national Rap Attack Chart and has shown strong performance on college radio stations, spending weeks as the number one song on DJ Chill Will’s station (WCBN) at the University of Michigan and sitting above more commercial artist such as Eminem, Drake and 2 Chainz on the North American College and Community Radio Chart (NACC).

Black Stax releases “STAXIN CONTINUES… Live Renditions” EP the latest in their “ILL-US-TRAIT” series, along with video for lead single “Vintage.”

Vintage has been impacting college and internet radio charts since released earlier this month. It reached the number one spot on the national Rap Attack Chart and has shown strong performance on college radio stations, spending weeks as the number one song on DJ Chill Will’s station (WCBN) at the University of Michigan and sitting above more commercial artist such as Eminem, Drake and 2 Chainz on the North American College and Community Radio Chart (NACC).

The music video for “Vintage,” released this week, is directed and edited by Grxtty, and gives a nod to the duo’s appreciation for the legacy of Black culture and celebrates Black Stax’s Seattle roots. The EP features live renditions recorded earlier this year in Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago and Charlotte.

About Black Stax

Black Stax was formed in 2009 with a mission to honor the legacy of Black Arts & Culture by ‘stacking’ all forms of Black music & art. A performance group with two celebrated veteran artists at its core, Black Stax blends the forces of cultural expression with community building and activism (with life lyrics and soulful tones) a commitment which recently earned them a Community 4Culture grant to advance their work.

MC, Jace ECAj and vocalist/actress Felicia Loud bring over 25 Years of professional history in the field of arts performance and community work. As teaching artists, they work with youth in multiple schools and library programs.

Felicia Loud has worked extensively in Theater. Her recent work includes, ‘Rock of Ages’ at the 5th Avenue Theater, a Gregory Award nomination for her portrayal of Billie Holiday at ArtsWest’s ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,’ as well as one woman show ‘Simply Me: Say It Loud.’

Jace is a veteran Seattle MC who has helped define the scene. He is an instructor for The Residency, has helped put on panel discussions that range from the accountability and responsibility of artists, and was the Co-Founder of Seattle’s Dope Emporium in (2005- 2013).

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