Stahlen is an American rapper, storyteller and scholar. The son of a single mother of five, he was born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts. Although he dropped out of college, he managed to attain a high degree of literacy which is prominent in his lyrics. His debut mixtape Throw Away Rhymes, was released in 2009 and hosted by DJ Flash (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justus_League). A wide variety of hardships has molded Stahlen into the dominate lyricist he is today.