We all enjoy spending time with people who are spirited, fun-loving, compassionate and easy on the ears. Their energy is so infectiously contagious that we just can’t get enough. Such a person will usually leave us wanting more. Many young people have found themselves caught in this very place after spending some time with Picclo. They were hooked.
Gary Stomaun, also known as Picclo was born on September 22. 1988 in Los Angeles, California. Picclo was raised in a Christian home and reared in the family church. He began singing in the choir soon after he could speak and by age 11 he was the drummer for the church playing alongside his musically inclined family. Since then, he’s referred to the drums as his first love.
With deep roots in the religious community Picclo worshiped the comfort of gospel music but gravitated towards the edgy rise of Hip Hop at the age of thirteen.His interest were peeked by such artist as Snoop Dogg, 2 Pac, and DJ Quik. He also appreciated other genres of music with melodic sounds such as R&B, Jazz, andOldies. Because of such great influences, Picclo was inspired to put his own rhymes together infusing them with rhythmic beats that complimented the soulful presence of his voice.
To complete the package, Picclo needed a name that would embody the message of the man and his music. He found the answer in the drums while at church one Sunday morning. He’d always felt the Piccolo Snare Drum stood out amongst the rest of the drums and cymbals that made up the set. Piccolo considers his style of rap similar to thisparticular drum – crisp, distinctive, polished and tasteful; standing out from most other rap artist. He flows with compassion. Although there might be bits of expressive profanity in some of his songs, one would not mistake his easy-listening flavor for hard-core rap. His lyrics are compassionate and non-violent. He never comes across as vulgar or offensive.
Picclo decided to pursue music seriously in 2009 with the release of his debut project “Freshman but – Destined”. The following year Picclo blessed his supporters with his sophomore EP, “I Got Next”. The release of this project successfully gained him recognition as an artist not, limited to his friends in his hometown and neighboring cities, but amongst new ears nationwide.
In his brief yet advancing independent career, Lo has worked with Willie B of Top Dawg Entertainment, AD of All Out Bosses (AOB) and Ghrimm of Topnotch. He’sinterviewed with All Gas no Brakes (AGNB), KLBCradio and Homegrown radio. He’s performed many of his records all over Los Angeles with his live band.
Now 23, and with much anticipated success for his next body of work entitled “Thanks for Nothing”, Picclo is headed in the direction of his established influences backed by his rapid momentum. Picclo has doubtlessly prepared to impact the game with timeless music and theascending creativity of his writings.
With God on his side, he can’t fail.