From Oakland CA , with a style, flare that embodies greats who charted a Similar path before him. (Mc Hammer, 2pac, Too Short, Keyshia Cole) Statz represents a generation unknown to NORMAL guidelines. He doesn't conform to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Aligning himself with top names and brands has only further set him apart from the rest. Ericstatz has been featured on top Hip Hop websites AllHipHop, itsbizkit, jackthiller, boi-1da and The Source Magazine just to name a few.