After a year-long stretch of monthly mixtapes in 2012, Sha Stimuli took a break from the booth to handle some real life situations — becoming a father for the first time being at the top of the list. Now, after a four year hiatus, the talented lyricist is back on his pen game and will be releasing his new album, Lazarus, later this year.
Along with the announcement, Sha has also shared a new song that won’t be featured on the album called “Sticks And Stones.”
Revisiting “Baby’s First Word” from four years ago, Sha continues his message of the power of words — namely b*tch and the n-bomb — detailing situations like a daughter’s first word being “bitch,” interracial relationships reacting over racially-charged movies, racism and the strength of a single string of letters.
Produced by Reddlettaz, “Sticks And Stones” is available through all digital outlets. Check it out below and peep Sha’s breakdown of the song in the clip that follows.
On top of “Sticks And Stones,” Sha also recently dropped a quickstrike EP called O.P.T.I.O.N.S. that featured a few previously-vaulted tracks.
And, considering the current stage of unrest in our country, I’ve also included The March from 2012 — which features “Baby’s First Word,” “Kill the Babies,” I’m Not A God,” and a cover by yours truly.