Stylo Tha Don is a Rap Artist from Omaha, Nebraska. Both raw and diverse in his approach, Stylo is unapologetic. From his traditional Mexican upbringing to his experiences in the streets, Stylo brings you into the realities of the world that’s often glamorized in movies and music from a first generation Mexican-American point of view.
Stylo says, “I always knew I was meant for something bigger than what was shown to me. I knew since a kid I wanted to be involved in music. If it wasn’t for my brother putting me onto rap music, I’d probably be dead or in prison. It was that real at the time. We were youngsters surrounded by banging and dealing. We were out here doing dirt trying to get paid. Our homes were raided and shootings and fights were normal. Rap was my outlet...it became my way out. That’s how it all began.”
Stylo Tha Don is a Rap Artist from the Midwest; specifically, Omaha, Nebraska. He had an initial spark of creativity enter his life early on and has stayed with him ever since. It was Stylo’s older brother who first introduced him to the realm of music—particularly Rap Music from back in the late 90's. He was exposed along the way to the likes of Big Pun, Mobb Deep, Terror Squad, Nas, Scarface, Bone Thugs N Harmony, and Twista to name a few.
Both raw and diverse in his approach, Stylo is unapologetic. From his traditional Mexican upbringing to his experiences coming up in South Omaha, Stylo brings you into the realities of the world that’s often glamorized in movies and music, but from the Latino point of view. He has a knack for shifting between English and Spanish with ease. Needless to say, this Rap Artist knows no limitations and always strives to improve and evolve in his music.
Starting in the local Hip-Hop scene under local label “Vive Grande Entertainment” as a solo artist, Stylo was given his first opportunity at pursuing what he calls his destiny. He released a series of mixtapes regionally back to back showcasing his relentless work ethic in the studio. During this time Stylo and former business associate Latin Threat, formed Block Movement as a duo picking up where Stylo left off by flooding the city with music. Shortly after, the duo created “Block Movement Music” where currently, Stylo Tha Don is both Owner and CEO. Bay Area OG/Thizz Latin own’s Julio “Goldtoes” Sanchez briefly helped the young latinos in reaching the Bay Area market after watching their live performance in Omaha, Nebraska. Stylo and his Thizz Latin relationship, while short-lived, was a blessing in disguise and one that has always been appreciated.
The ambition, drive, and hustler’s mentality that Stylo possesses then caught the attention of Mastered Trax CEO Jose Acevedo, who would eventually take Stylo on his first international tour with Labelmate C-Kan throughout all of Mexico not once, but twice. Exposing him to what could be his reality and not just a passion or dream gave Stylo the added fuel to go harder than ever before. It was that relationship that helped move Stylo up a notch. Patiently waiting, the chains have been broken by Mastered Trax and have let the beast loose.
Stylo says “I always knew I was meant for something bigger than what was shown to me. I just knew since a young kid I was gonna be involved in music or entertainment. If it wasn’t for my brother putting me onto rap music and certain individuals supporting my decisions, I’d probably be dead or locked up. It was that real at the time. We were kids coming up surrounded by gang banging and drug dealing. My homies were getting killed or locked up. We were out here doing dirt..doing what these so called rappers rap about. Our homes were being raided and every weekend was a fight or shooting. Rap was my outlet...it became my plan for my future. So I picked up every album I could find from the best rappers from every location and studied their craft. That’s how it all began.”
Stylo released numerous albums such as "Slump My Shit" and "Serving Em Up" through Block Movement Music alongside Mastered Trax which received much acclaim. Additionally, he has collaborated with a multitude of talented artists—to name a few: Latin Rap sensation C-Kan, AK47 Boyz artist Young Drummer Boy, Goldtoes (Thizz Latin), Dopehouse affiliates Rasheed, Low G, and Juan Gotti. In 2012, Stylo won Best Latin Group/Artist at the Omaha Hip Hop Awards. He was featured at the DCXSW Showcase (SXSW 2015) in Austin, TX. He held the first SnapFest 2015 in Omaha which featured some of today's up and coming Latin rap artists in the game. Not to mention being the opening act for a large amount of national rap acts such as Pitbull, Berner, D12, Twista, Freeway and much more. Most recently he returned back to Austin, TX for his second year in a row for an Official SXSW showcase that featured some of Latin America’s top acts. Seems like the come up has begun.
An all-Spanish EP titled, “A Toda Madre o Un Desmadre” is Stylo’s most recent release which has Latin Rap fans talking as well as Stylo’s official solo album "This Thing of Ours" which was released by Mastered Trax on all digital platforms.
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