POORSTACY’s Debut Album Out Now
POORSTACY has released his debut album, The Breakfast Club, out now on 10K Projects. The collection includes the previously released single, “Darkness”, produced by Salem Vex, one of POORSTACY’s bandmates. Earlier this year, POORSTACY opened for fellow 10K Projects label mate, iann dior’s, North American tour; the two released the hit single and video, “i can’t sleep,” in January. Listen to The Breakfast Club HERE.
The Breakfast Club is the follow up to POORSTACY’S 2019 EP, i don’t care, which has garnered over 30 million global streams. The album features production from Nick Mira, Taz Taylor, and others from Internet Money, including Pharaoh Vice, KC Supreme, Jared Scharff, Repko, and OKTanner.
South Florida-bred artist POORSTACY lives outside the bounds of genre or style, relentlessly following his instincts to create a sound all his own. Working with producers like Nick Mira (Juice WRLD, Post Malone), the 20-year-old rapper and longtime guitarist infuses his infectious melodies and captivating beats with the energy of live instrumentation, mining inspiration from hip-hop, punk and heavy metal. POORSTACY’s lyricist delivers a raw outpouring of feeling, bravely revealing his struggles with anxiety and isolation and steadily building an unbreakable bond with his audience
Born Carlito Milfort, Jr., POORSTACY grew up in Palm Beach and learned to play guitar from his father from an early age; by age 12, he began to immerse himself in writing and recording his material, eventually forming a band and playing local shows. As he built up his body of work, POORSTACY soon gained an internet fanbase, thanks in part to tracks like “make up”—a March 2019 release that accumulated over 35k SoundCloud plays in 24 hours. With his artist name referencing legendary skater Stacy Peralta (who found fame as a member of the iconic Z-Boys in the mid-1970s), POORSTACY draws inspiration from eras and art forms ranging from art-house horror films to the study of biological philosophy.
POORSTACY has reinforced the free-form spontaneity he’s long brought to his creative output; “everything I do is very in-the-moment—it’s all based on the frequencies and the emotions I’m feeling at the time,” he says. “I’m just trying to let things breathe and be as free as possible.” POORSTACY’s ultimate goal is to leave a powerful and positive impact on his listeners – “when people listen to these songs, I want them to come to a better understanding of their own emotions, but I also just want them just to feel: feel the vibration, feel the frequencies, feel the tone—just sit back and let themselves feel everything.”