Entrepreneur and rising artist, Lavell "CityStylez"
“My music dreams are not just about being famous or rich. My dreams are about igniting hope back into the inner city. I really want to help young people see that they can be more than what they see in the hood. I want to be successful enough to build a community center for kids with special needs,” he said. Styles discipline comes from being the big brother to a sibling who has special needs. "My sister Ashley has cerebral palsy so I never really had the freedom that a lot of young kids had because my priority was helping to take care of her. I’m thankful for that experience because it created my work ethic. That’s why I’m able to be a business owner and have my own studio and company while I’m pursuing my goals. I’ve been overlooked for years but I kept pushing myself and I know that everything comes to light in the end. I don’t allow myself to be discouraged by the politic of the music business or the actions of others. I just keep my eyes on the bigger picture. I want St. Louis to be seen as the talented city it is. There are so many people here who are gifted but have no opportunities because this isn’t Atlanta, New York or L.A. but I believe in St. Louis and I think we’ll make it,” said Stylez.
Styles music and videos are reflective of the inner city struggle in St. Louis. “St. Louis has a crime problem and a violence problem and until we start talking about it and finding solutions it’s not going to magically disappear. I hope that my music will open doors for others."
Stylez new mixtape features full length videos that can be found on worldstarhiphop. instagram @stlcitystylez