Who Is Savant?


Savant (Crash Course Leaked Series)


By:Suzanne Biello

  With everybody under the sun these days claiming to be a rapper/emcee, few actually live up to the expectation. One individual who does however, is Savant aka Stanstro. This Chicago native, who now resides in Tucson, Arizona is nothing less than breathtaking when he blesses mic.  Gregory “Savant” Daggett has always possessed a passion for music and literary arts. Involved in general music since age 7, and a trumpet player since age 10, he wasn’t officially exposed to hip hop until age 12. Although no particular emcee caught his ear right away, he was intrigued with the entire concept of an individual or a group of people speaking over instrumentation in an intensely rhythmic lyrical form, oftentimes telling semi-autobiographic tales relating to a fictionalized counterpart. He became inspired to write and partake of the art of emceeing after hearing the 1999 classic “Black on Both Sides” by Dante Smith (Mos Def) and honed his emceeing chops at the lunch room ciphers of Chicago high schools Whitney M. Young Magnet and George Washington Carver. He has since dedicated every verse, every bar and every word to achieving the ever elusive sense of balance in this hallowed art form. Follow the flow…

Savant has 2 shows coming up in the Tri-State area in March: 3/13/11 at The Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Showtime is 9pm, admission $10. 3/15/11 at The Spot Lounge in Newark, NJ. Showtime is 9pm and admission is $10.

To hear some tracks from this astounding lyricist, visit http://savantrarebreed.bandcamp.com/album/crash-course-leak-series

Coming to a city near you!








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