A 26-year-old producer who resides in the city of San Francisco, STINJ-E was born in the former Soviet Union in a country now known as Belarus. After the fatal Chernobyl disaster of 1986, his family fled to San Francisco in the summer of 1989, when he was 8 years old, to escape the contamination. Several years later, in 1996, he began learning how to make music on a Yamaha keyboard with the help of his father, who was a talented musician. Over the years STINJ-E kept progressing and slowly building his in house studio, while working with local rappers from his neighborhood, who gave him the name because he never gave away his beats for free. In 2003 he started getting placements on local Bay Area Rap Compilations, and started making a name for himself locally.
STINJ-E’s sound is quite unique but yet you can hear his influences through his music. His beats sound like a cross between Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, and Kanye West after 10 cups of coffee. His beats have intriguing sounds, catchy melodies, and a lot of breakdowns, that keeps people with ADD from getting bored. His achieves are filled with over a thousand beats, and with many different genres, such as gangsta, mob, soulful, hyphy, crunk, r&b, club, hit singles, and many other beats that can’t even be classified in any one genre. His arsenal of equipment includes the MPC 2500, Roland Fantom, Korg Triton Le, and the Access Virus TI.
By now he has made a name for himself and is mentioned amongst some of Bay Area’s top producers. In 2008 STINJ-E played the role of Producer and Project Manager of “The Drought Season” album by The Jacka and Berner, and as a result the album made billboard charts 4 weeks in a row with a peek position at 25 on “Top Rap Albums” and a peek position of 55 on “Top Hip-Hop/R&B Albums”, in the month of May. Songs that he’s produced have been played on the Bay Area’s top Hip-Hop/R&B station, 106 KMEL. He has worked with some of the Bay Area’s finest rappers, such as Yukmouth of The Luniz, B-Legit, Keak Da Sneak, San Quinn, Messy Marv, The Jacka , Hussalah, and Rydah J. Klyde of The Mob Figaz, Dru Down, Guce, Cellski, Berner, Matt Blaque, Equipto, Ya Boy, Don Toriano, Big Rich, Bailey, Devo, and many more.
STINJ-E has managed to become quite popular through the Internet over the past few years, with over 67,000 fans on myspace (www.myspace.com/stinje); his page receives heavy traffic daily. He has received over 4,000,000 profile views since he launched his page in 2005. With nothing but positive feedback, the fans simply can’t get enough of his raw beats. Thanks to myspace and paypal STINJ-E was able to sell beats to rappers in Italy, The UK, The Netherlands, Canada, and all across The U.S, all on his own. STINJ-E beats have been block tested, and hood approved, and with the right lyricists there’s no telling how far he can go.