Tottenham based rapper, STICKZN15 is London born and bred. Born in Westminster, having lived in Hackney but settling in Tottenham his journey into music has seen him rub shoulders with the likes of Stormzy, STICKZN15 has firmly solidified himself as a one to watch on London’s vibrant grime scene.
The new double single ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘This Is My Life’ see’s STICKZN15 once again demonstrate his astounding ability to put hard-hitting true stories over a grime backdrop to great effect. Joined by vocalist Rosie Webb on the infectious ‘Peter Pan’, STICKZN15 talent and originality shines bright. Often using rapid-fire flow to break down the situation in his own life or the grime landscape of Tottenham, STICKZN15 tells tales of personal turmoil, injustice, development and growth.
Suffering with Bipolar, STICKZN15 pulls on his own experiences to articulate the many perils he has overcome in order to stand in the booth and give an inner city portrayal of life in his shoes. From the ages 16-21 STICKZN15 was in and out of prison and having trouble maintaining a normal life, let alone progressing as an artist. At 21 STICKZN15 was stabbed four times which resulted in a collapsed lung resulting in him reconsidering the path he was taking and refocus on his music.
Having had regular appearances on Heat FM along with the likes of Bundem Crew, Gizmo and Skitz 9, STICKZN15 has now truly made a name for himself appearing on the likes of GRM Daily and freestyling for No Hats, No Hoods.
STICKZN15 has helped many people understand the pitfalls and roads to recovery of mental health issues and is an advocate of helping people who are in similar situations to where he has been. Having had appearances on ITV News, The One Show and BBC News talking about mental health and key changes work as well as appearing in a number of BBC documentaries, STICKZN15 is a huge inspiration to everyone around him, showing what can be achieved regardless of where you’re coming from.
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Key Changes is a charity and record label aimed at ‘promoting positive mental health through music’. Supporting musicians during their recovery from mental illnesses through music industry mentoring, the charity provides: studio time, artist development, industry advice and everything else they need to produce and release a record, including the opportunity to work with some of London’s best producers. The process of creative collaboration develops expression and identity, boosting confidence and wellbeing, and opening pathways to new opportunities.
Whether they are rappers, singers, DJs, producers or songwriters, Key Changes has had a massively positive impact on so many people’s journey towards recovery. Find out more here.