Tag Archives: Howie Stackz

Howie Stackz “Food Chain”

In order to survive in the wild world of hip-hop, one must fight their way to the top of the “Food Chain”; it’s a fight that rising Chicago emcee Howie Stackz shows us how to start on the new GoWhereHipHop premiered music video for his new street banger! Directed by frequent collaborator Whit DuBois of Fillmore Harvard TV, the visual finds the artist agreessively navigating his environment, and embracing his inner animal. Fans of this track and video can not only expect it to be one of the top records coming out of Chicago this year, but more quality content and shows as Howie preps for a new project that is coming soon…


Dom Lumero f/ Howie Stackz & Paris Clark “Rubberband”

Dom Lumero delivers a great follow up record to his debut release. For his second go, the Chicagoland MC gets assist from Howie Stackz (of ILLcentral) and Paris Clark, all of who drop hard bars over some killer production from C-Sick. Check yourself if you aren’t in tune with Dom yet. It’s only been two release but shit, I didn’t even need one to know homie is the truth. #Potential

Howie Stackz ‘Catfish Aquarium’

IllCentral’s Howie Stackz unleashes this brand new collection of songs featuring the MC over production from the likes of Harry Fraud, Ski Beats, XXYYXX, Chinza//Fly, and more! “IDRGAF” and “The Second Coming” with singer Chris LeSage are two records you want to keep an ear out for. Both these tracks feature great verses from Stackz as well as amazing vocals from LeSage. Cover art provided by yours truly.

“Who is Howie $tackz? Only the dopest you’ve never heard. Welcome to his debut mixtape, THE FIRST solo mixtape EVER since Stadium Status disbanded in 2013. You’ve seen him, you’ve heard him, you might have even experienced an opening performance, but now here is an intimate look at the man you will come to know as “Howie”.

On Catfish Aquarium you will soak in eclectic sounds from the soul meshed with southern hats, midwestern practicality, and a flawless delivery that is matched by few independent artists today.

Howie covers life during and after college, his sentiments on personal loss, and the irony of existence in America in our current times. His dark sense of humor magically brings light to otherwise bleak situations, and his fearlessness & creativity blend forcefully to create a truly astonishing sonic blend.

How does it feel to yearn for greatness while tormented by mediocrity? How does it feel to maintain dignity at a table of scavengers? How can you feel peace without feeling turmoil? How can you escape the everyday pain of life without reality, and reality without meaning?

Catfish Aquarium.



EJP f/ Howie Stackz “Resilient”

Illcentral’s EJP connects with fellow IC member Howie Stackz on this new release entitled “Resilient.” A cool vibe on which EJP delivers a fast and choppy flow added with a smooth chorus and verse from Howie Stackz. In my opinion “Resilient” is a good track to cruise or fly to if you get my drift. Stream and download with us below.

Cover Art by yours truly.