Music by The Passion HiFi of Evil Twin Records (UK)
Chicago bred emcee, Savant aka Stanstro, has always possessed a passion for music and the literary arts. Involved in general music since age 7, and a trumpet player since age 10, he wasn't officially exposed to hip hop until age 12. Although no particular emcee caught his ear right away, he was intrigued with the entire concept of people speaking over instrumentation in an intensely rhythmic lyrical form, oftentimes telling semi-autobiographical tales relating to a fictionalized counterpart. He became inspired to write and partake of the art of emceeing after hearing the 1999 classic "Black on Both Sides" by Dante Smith and honed his emceeing chops at the lunch room ciphers of Chicago high schools. He's since dedicated every verse, every bar and every word to achieving the ever elusive sense of balance in this hallowed art form.