The term “recording artist” is thrown around very loosely in these times. It seems like everybody raps or sings today. Everyone is looking for that big break, or their 15 minutes of fame. Stephen Michael refuses to use the term “recording artist” because he offers much more.
Stephen Michael can sing, yes. He can also rap, who doesn’t? What sets Stephen apart from almost every other “recording artist” in the industry, is his amazing gift of lyric and melody. Unlike many recording artists today, Stephen can write songs of all genres. His lyrics always hit so close to home, which is why so many people have grown to fall in love with his music. When asked why he felt people were so receptive of his music, he replied by simply saying “People just want to be able to relate. They want to know that they are not going through a certain situation alone, and that someone else has felt like that before”.
As if singing, rapping, and songwriting were not enough, Stephen also mixes, masters, and vocal arranges all of his songs. He was blessed with a ear for “hit records” and hears things that the average “artist” just isn’t capable of hearing. “I don’t know how to explain it” Stephen said. “I feel as if a beat to me, is like a blank canvas to a painter. The average painter may not know where to start, but Picasso knew exactly what needed to be done. He saw it before he did it.”
Stephen’s music is timeless and has no expiration date. It’s not based on an era, fad, or trend. It is music that can be listened to many years from now, and still be interpreted the way it was meant to be interpreted the day it was written.
DOWN BELOW R THE PPL HE HAS WRITTEN FOR OR SHARED STAGE WITH:
Up to this point in his career, Stephen has been fortunate to work on songs which have featured the artists:
T-Pain, Snoop Dog, Bobby Valentino, Yung Joc, Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Mario Winans, Billy Idol, Robbie Williams, Scott Storch, Ya Boy, Donnie Klang and Carmine Gotti.
PPL HE SHARED THE STAGED WITH BELOW:
He has also shared the stage with household names such as Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Jesse McCartney, Gwen Stefani, Akon, Shontelle, Kool and the Gang, Day 26, Simple Plan, Rob Thomas, Gavin Degraw, Wynter Gordon, D.J Class, and Donnie Klang.