New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ AM Group)
After more than a decade as a member of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, multi-dimensional revolutionary emcee and producer stic.man is releasing his newest solo project, The Workout on April 12, 2011. The Workout is an all ages, health & fitness-themed, hip-hop album celebrating the drive and dedication one undertakes to achieve a health and fitness lifestyle. In an era of rising childhood obesity, high levels of diabetes, and growing interest in keeping fit, "The Workout" accompanies stic.man's new website RBGFitClub.com to provide a soundtrack and online platform to promote holistic health, fitness, and wellness.
Stic.man is well known as a purveyor of social causes thru his music with dead prez and his extensive contributions as a community activist and an entrepreneur in media. He has also been a vegan and martial arts student for many years. His collaborations and dead prez albums have stood at the forefront of interweaving politically charged ideas and healthy lifestyle messages into hip-hop culture. The Workout will be the most recent addition to the litany of credits.
The Workout is hardcore and passionate while connecting to stic.man's spiritual side. "I have found a new voice that is refreshing to me and has reinvigorated my passion for Hip Hop. , I began to put this evolving inner voice to lyrics and beats and The Workout became a reality."
Stic.man discovered the power a health after the typical fast paced rap lifestyle of brews, blunts, and burgers had him headed for self-destruction and struggling with symptoms of gout right before the completion of dead prez's critically acclaimed debut album "Let's Get Free" in 2000. Since healing himself naturally with whole foods, fasting, juices, herbs and a 360degree lifestyle change, stic.man has remained on the path of holistic living and now invites us to join in his inspiration with his latest CD "The Workout.
The Workout is motivational music with multi-relevancy for all levels of sports training as well as personal disciplines such as running, yoga, calisthenics, weight control, diet, self-healing, self-defense, etc. Featuring tracks like "Back on my Regimen", "Runner's High", "Blood Pumpin'", "Yoga Mat", "Baby Fat", and "Warrior Codes," The Workout has something for everyone whether they are Hip Hop heads, health and fitness enthusiasts, young brothers and sisters in the hoods, new mothers, or activists. Affirmation songs are interspersed throughout and there are even honorary tributes to icons Joe Louis and Bruce Lee.
"I wanted to make a record that has the power to motivate me. Something authentic enough so that when I don't feel like running, if I put it on, I will feel like running. Music has that power. My goal is to share my motivation with the most widespread audience; all ages, all different types of people, as many as possible." It's not just music , it's a lifestyle.
The Workout is being released in full conjunction with Stic's newly launched endeavor, The RBG Fit Club, a community campaign to encourage health and wellness through Hip Hop Culture. With the hip-hop demographic as young people of color being at highest risk for most health issues, The Workout, comes at a time when Hip-Hop has recently lost several icons like Big Pun, Big Buff Love, Guru, Nate Dogg, Too Poetic, Old Dirty Bastard and J Dilla to health related illnesses and as the Hip-Hop community is becoming more conscious of its need for more healthy lifestyles and self-preservation. RBGFitClub.com is a new resource in the good fight for those looking for tips, facts, information, events, products and motivation on staying healthy and fit. April 12, 2011 supporters worldwide will be able to purchase The Workout. For more information please visit www.rbgfitclub.com.
Stic.man is an accomplished author, emcee, and music producer. A thriving entrepreneur and a strong proponent of holistic wellness, he is committed to disseminating information and supporting efforts for community empowerment and self-determination through Hip Hop culture. He is one half of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez and the author of "The Art of Emcee-ing". He is also the CEO of Boss Up, Inc, the founder of The RBG Fit Club, recipient of the Betty Shabazz Award for Social Justice, a proud father of one son and a happy husband to Author and Holistic Health Counselor Afya Ibomu of 18 years.