Who Is Stupendous?
I'm an independent rap artist in Portland, OR.
I rap as a creative outlet. To me, it's a form of self-expression, storytelling, and escapism all rolled into one. It's something that has been part of my identity from a young age, and brought to life over years of practice. Even when I wasn't making music, the nickname "Stupendous" stuck with me.
What's Your Sound?
I've got a sound that you're probably not used to. Without a defined style for the region, there is less expectation and more opportunity for creativity and experimentation. I gravitate toward westcoast rap that drips with confidence and bravado.
You'll find that I tackle different types of songs - from bass-heavy bangers to introspective and melodic tracks. Every song is aimed to transport you to a specific vibe or feeling. I'm inspired by beats that I connect with emotionally, and in turn the music benefits from a personal touch.
Check the Resumé
After heading to the University of Oregon in 2002, I used my dorm room as a make-shift studio where I put together my first full-length album, Underestimated.
By 2006, I had finished my second-full length album, Missing. This release was a dramatic improvement from the first album, both in delivery and content, but also in quality of the production and recording. I performed in over fifty shows during my time in Eugene, including venues such as the McDonald Theatre and the WOW Hall.
On May, 26 2015, I released a five-song EP called Paid Time Off featuring production from Alexander Devine and Sapient.
Have More Questions?
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