Atlanta Born and Bred STP Los holds the pedigree of a street bred Bay Area artist, and for that reason is a artist to be celebrated. STP Los shares with All Bay Music his hometown roots and what it means to be from the Nawf Side of Atlanta. Give him a read and listen, he’s the truth!
ABM: What is your Hip Hop name? Tell us the story behind your hip-hop name?
STP Los. Story behind the name, my name was really to highlight my team and where we are from. STP stands for the STRIP which is Peachtree Corners Circle a street full of Neighborhoods. Ie, our hood. Where I’m from representing your hood is very important, on top of the fact that when I was growing up your reputation meant everything. So if you are from a reputable “team” or “crew” you wear the name as a badge of honor. Flying the flag STP means everything to me and my team.
ABM: What happened in your life that led to the decision of you becoming a musician?
STP Los: Honestly I’ve always been a music head, but within the past few years I actually started to take my craft serious and now I’ve become the voice for my team and my side of town. My uncles used to have a band so I was exposed to all types of music growing up. From Tupac to groups like Journey, music was always apart of my life. So it was seemingly faith that the dudes I hung around were only interested in a few things, getting money (hustling), sports, and music. Growing up like I did, in the mindset that I was in, I literally only idolized athletes and dope boys. Not musicians, but the streets were changing dope boys were now becoming artist (rappers) and were getting a chance to tell their story. My patnas were rapping, hustling, when I received a small scholarship to school for playing football. We would freestyle all the time but I was hell on the field so I pursued that love initially. Once football was snatched from me (a story for another time), I returned to what I knew best, hustling. With the hustling came music cause thats what we would do to past time, freestyle. After a while it really became my vehicle to express the way I saw things.
ABM: Where are you from, and what was it like growing up there?
STP Los: Born in Atlanta (real ATLien), but I represent the Nawfside of town. The Nawf is like the wild wild west. Growing up on this side of town is unique because it is actually a very diverse side of Georgia that you don’t get anywhere else in the STATE. The Nawf as we call it, is actually a pretty confusing side of town. It was once known as the side of town where all the white people lived, which I thought myself until I actually moved there. Once you get on the Nawf you actually see what it really is, which is people coming from all circumstances looking for better but finding the same thing that they were running from. For example they move to the Nawf to get away but Gentrification has pushed everyone out of the city to the Nawf so your essentially getting the same environment that you’re running from, ironically.
ABM: How long ago did you start rapping, and what are some of the changes you have went through as an artist coming up?
STP Los: I actually started rapping in as early as 2010, but as of 2017 I started to actually take my solo career serious. All of the changes Ive gone through and are still going through have all been Mental. Ive had to change the way I approach music in all aspects. I had to start to take music as a business.
ABM: What are your last full length releases people can go check out right now?
ABM: What are you currently working on?
STP Los: With the release of Peachtree Corners Shit ft. YRN Murk that has been my main focus, besides that the focus is constant visuals! The record PTC Shit featuring Murk is literally both of us going in about how we feel and about our side of town. Really more about Peachtree Corners!
ABM: What’s your last visual release people can check out, tell us about it.
STP Los: “Isha Wit Da Asha” a track that I am actually featured on, but one that has taken the streets by storm. Currently sitting at over 25K organic YouTube views, this track that highlights my peer BlackBoi Prince Akeem and features myself has really taken on a life of its own. The Video highlights a typical Nawf Atlanta day. My very last visual released was “Malicious Intent” which is over 23K YouTube views is literally a movie. Won’t go into too much detail just check that one out for yourself!
ABM: Where have you toured at in your career?
STP Los: I did a tour with Quality Control DJ’s where I really got to sit back and watch how a tour is supposed to be correctly ran..(an eye opening experience)
ABM: Any business ventures you wanna tell the public about?
STP Los: Big Nawf Apparel available everywhere at www.bignawf.com. Premium Hair Boutique a staple of Virgin Hair in the Atlanta area premiumhairboutique.com. And also CBD Trap, a new vibrant business venture that offers answers to all of your CBD questions. www.cbdtrap.com.
ABM: What is your ultimate goal at the end of your career?
STP Los: Is generational wealth and to also be the catalyst to my community in helping my peers find different ways to be successful. The goal also which should be in all of us is to show the people around us how important it is for us to build one another up. To show everyone from my hood that there are plenty ways to get a bag, more than just show them to actually be the catalyst to help catapult them into a position to take advantage of opportunities.
ABM: How can people reach you?
STP Los: Contact me at all social media outlets using @stp_los or by email email@example.com
ABM: Any last words?
STP Los: Big Love! Big Nawf!