Stockz Gives an Introduction to Skateboard Cane in New Freestyle
Skateboard Cane is in the building. Houston rapper Stockz, who recently released Skateboard Cane, his debut EP inspired by his nickname, has been repping for the Lonestar State in his music since releasing his 2011 mixtape, Breathing Room.
The 26-year-old rapper flexes his trusty cane while delivering a new freestyle for XXL's What I Do series. "Time so precious, this fast life hectic/It's no code or ethics, all the love is prosthetic/Skateboard Cane, I'm a walking aesthetic/I touch more cheeks than Kylie's cosmetics/Skeptics die slow when I stroll by/I fry souls of those with high hopes that I won't fly," he spits.
In August, Stockz dropped the 10-track EP Skateboard Cane featuring Guapdad 4000 and Corbin Dallas. “Skateboard Cane came about because I was really searching for a way to promote myself,” he tells XXL. “One day I just stumbled upon a cane and I just started carrying it. It was around Halloween I was dressing out in full pimp and nobody thought I was wearing a costume and I had the cane and everybody was saying, 'That's tight.' And I just kept carrying it for a week and more and more conversations were happening and I was like, ‘OK,’ and I just kept it a little bit longer.”
“[One of my friends]... was talking to me and he just randomly said, ‘Your name is Skateboard Cane now.’ And I was like, that's kinda tight, and it stuck and then we just named the project like that. It came organically.”
Stockz, the CEO of his own imprint, InvestmentStockz LLC, is set to release his next single “Hate Meeting New People” featuring his good friend Guapdad 4000. “That’s my brother,” Stockz of the Bay Area rhymer. “I’ve known him before music. [Guapdad's] god brother is his best friend from Texas. So that’s how I met them on some Oakland-Houston connection. We always are vibing together.”
Although Stockz just released Skateboard Cane, the rapper stays busy in the studio and has more music in the vault. “I have a single with Too $hort that I’m going to drop probably in November,” he reveals. “I got the next nine projects ready, so I will probably drop the next one in March.”
When it comes to making music, Stockz likes to stay ready. “I stack up before I start rolling out."
Check out Stockz's XXL freestyle below.
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