The 30-year-old Adrian, Minnesota, native grew up loving Michael Jackson, Motown and 2000s era Boy Bands such as the Backstreet Boys and N*Sync; however, when he arrived at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, hip-hop became his primary musical love.
During his college years, Stovetop wrote raps and experimented with production, but never really felt comfortable publicly displaying his skills until he started making music catered directly to his dorm mates at Northwestern.
After graduating from Northwestern in 2010 with a degree in public relations, Stovetop decided to take his desire to rap a little more seriously and began investing himself financially and by consistently writing rhymes in his downtime, something he still does today.
In 2011, he released his first project, “The Experiment Mixtape,” followed by “The Prequel” (2011), “Tunes (2013), and “It’s All True: The h* Tracks” (2013), and he is in the final stage of releasing his debut album, “Work in Progress” (2018).
“Work in Progress” is the culmination of five years of effort and the title serves as a reminder to people that you should never stop trying to improve yourself or finding ways to things do better.<br>