Chicago has been the city to watch in Hip Hop for the last 5 years, and this has caused somewhat of a renaissance in the city. With that being said many artists working behind the scenes have been responsible for the major happenings around Chicago. Other artists are slowly, but surely creating their own path where art forms and genre bending collide. Either way, we here at Lyrical Lemonade love to be able to give recognition to the hard workers of the scene. DJ Stain has consistently been one of those hard workers and is an artist you need to be accustomed to. Blending both the arts of disc jockeying and street wear, Stain has created his own path to success, in a feat similar to that of Joe Freshgoods and Vic Lloyd. I caught up with DJ Stain for Q+A session discussing his path, his artistry, and his future. He also dropped off his debut mix as a Lyrical Lemonade exclusive, which features sounds from Vela Seff, 808 Mafia, and CBBeatz, that flow seamlessly from one track to the next. Check out the Q+A session and bump that new DJ Stain below, don’t forget to let us know what you think.
LL & DJ Stain Q+A
DS: I’m Stan Rogers, aka DJ Stain from Chicago, born and bred. I’m 19 years old. That’s why i’ve been working so hard. The scene is such a young movement now and i feel that I have to stand my ground against younger artists and older artists.
LL: Is there a meaning behind the name?
LL: We understand that you travel a bit and you’re in college down at Mizzou. How do you feel about Chicago and its art scene?
LL: What are some of your favorite spots to hang out in Chicago? Where can your fans find you?
LL: How do you handle pressure from both the music ventures and clothing goals?
LL: We know you have something cooking with Warhol SS? How did that relationship come about? What about other collaborators??
LL: Why should I, or our readers, listen to DJ Stain and support his clothing?
DS: I’m the only one doing what I’m doing. I am an innovator. I’m not hitting the fashion or music world. I’m attempting to take both to the next level. I’m a creator.