I’ve been working in the Music Industry, mainly in the Promotions department since 2001 and came across so many local and some well known artists from different genres. I have an eclectic taste in music, but if you really know me, I grew up on Hip Hop and my playlist is flooded with music by local hip hop artists to mainstream. I used to be a lyricist back when I was 16 years old and I remember spending hours in the studio writing a verse on the back of a piece of scratch paper. After years of working in the independent music industry and being a musician myself, I’ve learned to appreciate all the hard work, dedication, and time that these upcoming artists put in.
With that said, I wanted to feature a new music artist at least once a month to show you there is so much talent in the world other than what we hear on the radio.
The first artist I wanted to feature is an upcoming rapper from Anaheim, California – STUPID BARS.
Originally from Ashtabula, Ohio, now residing in Anaheim, California, Darice “Stupid Bars” Holley first started writing music in the 5th grade then started recording and performing at the age of 16.
“What got me doing music is my family”
This Southern California rap artist came from a family with a huge musical background. His mother is a singer, his uncle is also a singer/producer, he has another uncle who also raps, and on top of that, he has a cousin who produces and engineers. Now I see where he gets his talent from!
I was happy to get in contact with Darice through Social Media to do a quick Q&A. He talked about his admiration for artists such as, J Cole, Nipsey Hussle, Tupac, and Biggie.
CRYS: If you could open up a show for any artist who would it be?
SB: Opening up for any artist would be amazing but if I could choose who I opened up for, it would be J Cole, B.o.B, Cap 1, or Tech9
CRYS: Who would you most like to collaborate with on a track?
SB: If I could collab with any artist, it would be J Cole, NAS, or B.o.B
CRYS: Which famous musicians do you admire?
SB: I admire J Cole, NAS, DMX, Tech9, E-40, Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Kevin Gates, Nipsey Hussle, Tupac, Biggie, Master P, and Jay-Z.
CRYS: What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music career?
SB: If I wasn’t doing music right now, I would be working a 9 to 5 in Aerospace and going to school to further my education.
CRYS: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
SB: The best advice that I’ve ever been given is don’t ever give up no matter how hard it gets. When you feel like you want to quit, push through, find the motivation, and keep going.
In 2019, Stupid Bars released “Sex, Love, & Heartbreak” featuring the single, Another One. You can download this track and many other songs on all music platforms.
Darice currently has a compilation in the works which will be dropping in late March 2020. He is also working on a solo project that will be released later this year. So make sure to keep your eyes and ears open everyone cause STUPID BARS is about to drop some heat! 🔥
Don’t forget to follow Stupid Bars on Social Media:
SoundCloud: Stupid Bars Official
YouTube: Stupid Bars Official