Black Stax was formed in 2009 with a mission to honor the legacy of Black Arts & Culture by ‘stacking’ all forms of Black music & art. A performance group with two celebrated veteran artists at its core, Black Stax blends the forces of cultural expression with community building and activism, a commitment which recently earned them a Community 4Culture grant to advance their work.
MC, Jace ECAj and vocalist/actress Felicia Loud each bring over 25 Years of professional history in the field of arts performance and community work.
Felicia Loud has worked extensively in Theater. Her work includes, ‘Pullman Porter Blues’ at Seattle Repertory Theater, ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Strawberry Theater and ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ at Theater Off Jackson to name a few. She also has worked as a youth director for students, ages 6-12 years old at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.
Jace is a veteran Seattle MC who has helped define the scene. He has helped put on panel discussions that range from the accountability and responsibility of artists, developing panels such as the ‘Hip Hop Summit’ in conjunction with Festival Sundiata. He was also the Co-Founder of the Seattle based Festival, Dope Emporium in 2005, a Creative Writing Instructor for Richard Hugo House, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center and, most recently, an instructor to for the Hip Hop Artists Residency at MoPoP.