Stephen Hero

Hip-Hop, Indie

In 1997 a young New Brunswick country kid named Matt heard Puff Daddy & The Family’s 'No Way Out,' and that pretty much explains it. Stephen Hero provides comedic relief throughout as he relays the everyday struggles of the citizens of Saint John like a hip hop Alden Nowlan. His style is heavily influenced by alt rap artists like Kool Keith, El-P and MF DOOM but with a strong penchant for the relaxed and joyous energy of groups like De La Soul and Beastie Boys, and a sharp lyricism reminiscent of LL Cool J and Cam'Ron. His taste in production is eclectic and unique, working with artists in and out of the Hip Hop genre. Combined with his vocal sensibilities, this creates a very specific artistic voice, always obsessively respectful of Hip Hop history and tradition.

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