Featured on MTV.com, opening for Grammy award winning artist Layzie Bone, and hitting the stage at SXSW (South By Southwest), EstaBoN is focused. He has been quietly conquering the game for years and is ready to take center stage and claim what he has been working towards his entire life.
EstaBoN aka Stephen Speights escaped a life of poverty and abuse in Detroit, MI when he was shipped to live with his aunt in the South Suburbs of Chicago. From youth, he displayed a high level of creativity, especially through the avenues of poetry, songwriting and drawing. His artistic skills led him to form a singing/rapping/gospel rap group with his two best friends. The group eventually disbanded and EstaBoN embarked on a solo rap career at the age of 15. He abandoned the Gospel genre in pursuit of a mature subject matter to document his growing pains. Through the years he honed his skills and generated national buzz while studying Psychology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
His buzz spread further following the release of his 2013 mixtape Perfect Timing. The album showcased his range as an artist, as he delved in and out of different genres of music, and the follow-up is just as promising. Always one to experiment, EstaBoN will try his hand at the high energy Chicago based Drill movement with his newest release ‘Chasin,’ ft. J.R. Donato set to drop on May 20th of 2014.