Music Is what I have to give because I eat Sleep and breathe this.
Staci Russell, who hails from Austin,Tx has been singing since the age of 14. She first started out with Carnival Beats led by owner Salih Williams, Then at age 16, she was in a group called "PICK YA POISON" with Y2JJ & Mr. Fitness. They would wind up producing her first hit single "Holla" that opened up everyone’s eyes and made them wonder who the hell is Staci Russell.
With her angelic, raw hitting vocals, it’s sometimes a mystery what kind of track she will drop next. She can sing like a canary while at the same time dropping bars over a beat. She is simply the southern version of Mary J Blige.
Austin Texas’s "Queen Of The South" has been featured on tracks for artist Chalie Boy, Chamillionaire, Zro, Magno and more.
She has opened up for many platinum selling artist like Ice Cube, Crime Mob, & UGK just to name a few. Staci is now part of a non profit foundation called "CAKE" (Creativity, Abundance, Knowledge, Elevation) that is working to empower women and girls through music.
She is also working on her new album at The Beat Kitchen with TP3 which will be dropping soon!!!
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Interview with Staci
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give my clients what they ask for and more.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Coming up with melodies are 1 of the most important parts of a song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What type of mood are you looking for in the song? What is your time restraints? What is your budget? What type of sound are you looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Before you hire me I would advise you to check my background and check out my work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pin and my pad and some whipes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I want to pursue a solo career in music. I've been doing this 10+yrs
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Im a power house vocalist and have range out this world.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Chris Brown because we have similar musical styles.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Know your sound weaknesses and strengths.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have experience in all genres. Rnb, Pop, Gospel, Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Coming up with the melodies once I hear the musical composition the melodies come fluently.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to work mid day or night, I focus on 1 project at a time because I like to give it my all. The process I take for creating a song is building a solid melodic foundation and from there I come up with the lyrics and create your song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Betty Wright, Whitney Houston, Gladis Knight, Anita Baker, Areatha Franklin, Toni Braxton
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Featured, Main and Background Vocals