Stēzo - The Last Dance (Album)
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New Music From the Fallen Icon Who Put Connecticut on the Hip-Hop Map

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - eMusicWire -- With its upbeat production, feel-good rhymes, and sincere love of the culture, The Last Dance is a tribute to hip-hop as much as it is to the life and legacy of Stēzo. The rap icon tragically passed away in 2020 at the young age of 51, but his love for the culture lives on through this new project. It was produced and compiled by his best friend, Chris Lowe, who's also a deejay, producer, and integral part of Connecticut's hip-hop scene.

From his come-up as a dancer to working with EPMD to doing his thing on the solo tip, Stēzo embodied the spirit of the culture—and the same goes for this album. It features five tracks that he completed before his passing as well as some unfinished songs and miscellaneous recordings, which provided Lowe with plenty of material to create, The Last Dance. And in doing so, he called upon fellow hip-hop legends including LL Cool J, Pete Rock, Edo G, Special Ed, Just Blaze, and Chubb Rock for guest features and vocal tributes.

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The result is a piece of hip-hop history with a variety of sounds and styles. There are straight-up slappers like "Check One Two…" (feat. Grand Puba, Chubb Rock & Kia Jeffries) and "Keep The Groove" (feat. Johnny Famous), but also introspective lyrical moments like "Homeless Stevie" and "Lucky Me." These tracks help to further showcase Stēzo's versatility as an artist, while making the album feel like a strong addition to his body of work.

The Last Dance is available now via DSPs, as well as on CD and vinyl in either classic black or translucent red through Blacklife Records in partnership with Fat Beats. Please note the translucent red vinyl is available exclusively through Fat Beats' online store.

Tracklist:
01. Main Event (Intro)
02. Keep the Groove (feat. Johnny Famous, Chris Lowe)
03. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. Big Daddy Kane)
04. Where the Funk At? (Chris Lowe Remix)

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05. Opera House
06. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. LL Cool J)
07. Psychopathic Maniac (feat. Edo. G, Craig G, Masta Ace)
08. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. Kangol Kid)
09. Check One, Two (feat. Grand Puba, Chris Lowe, Chubb Rock, Kia Jefferies)
10. Rapzone (feat. Special Ed, Tash)
11. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. Pete Rock)
12. Lucky Me
13. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. DJ Cool V)
14. Steve N The Biz (feat. Biz Markie)
15. Homeless Stevie
16. Its My Turn 2021 (feat. Chris Lowe)
17. Bring the Horns (feat. Chris Lowe, Tall T, Hakim Green)
18. Hip-Hop Eulogy (feat. Just Blaze)
19. Ruff N Rugged
20. 4 STEZO (feat. Shomari)

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