Stone plans to release at least five CDs this year, including his own Primped, Primed & Potent. "But it's been a struggle, man," he says. "I'm trying to find an outlet to really release the talent from artists I have. There's not many underground venues here, like in Columbus. There, things are really jumping, especially on the hip-hop and R&B scenes." Meanwhile, Stone continues to scour Cleveland neighborhoods for unsigned rappers with "diversity, heart, and hunger" in their music. "I want to deal with people who want to make it," he says. "I don't look at anything I do as a demo. If you got it, put it out and shop it."
Fri., March 10, 9 p.m.