I’ve known Stu Bangas since about 2005. Back then he was a producer grinding in the unforgiving Boston/New England Hip Hop scene where dudes front on buying beats but will instead cop a gang of weed thus ensuring that their mixtapes get pushed back more than Nic Cage’s hairline. Even back then, Stu had some heat. We used to build about the scene back on the now defunct BostonRap.com and RepDaBean.com boards.
When I began writing about Hip Hop on AllHipHop.com I made it a point to put people on to his production which would just induce me to make the scrunchface repeatedly. Stu started making moves and getting some eye opening placements as well. When I started Poisonous Paragraphs, I made it a point to showcase Stu Bangas beats in my first Producers You Need To Hear Right Now list back in ’07.
Since then, Stu has made heat for Slaine, J The S, Ras Kass, Devin The Dude, Reef The Lost Cauze, Doap Nixon, Nature, Infamous Mobb, Blaq Poet, Heltah Skeltah and Kool G Rap to spit on. Without any futher ado, I present to you an instrumental mixtape containing pure uncut liquid cocaine brutality for your ears, appropriately entitled “Grime Wave”. Enjoy: