It’s safe to say that very few emcees out can boast as wide a range of influences as Shane Coble aka Stranger Day, the genre-bending lyricist and self-described party purveyor hailing from Charlotte, NC.
On October 30, 2012, Stranger Day released his latest eclectic project Vice Matters, offering his growing fan base a large dose of well-versed musical tastes and honest personality.
“A lot of people feel the need to front and put on a lifestyle they don’t live. For my project Vice Matters, I want the listener to relate and have some sort of emotional connection,” Stranger Day explains. “I don’t want to preach what I don’t know. I’m just doing me and everything I say is real to my life and the people around me.”
Noting Nirvana, Outkast, Cash Money Millionaires, and Company Flow as major influences and drawing inspiration from nearly all sub-genres of Rap and Rock, Stranger Day’s no-holds-barred approach to songwriting served him well in creating a buzz from his Young, Dumb & Dope mixtape and his first cohesive project Barstool Bounce.
Featuring noteworthy production by Mad Decent’s DJA and Philly tastemaker EMYND, Stranger Day’s recent project Barstool Bounce included the standout record “Not Playin” and the accompanying visual, which was featured on MTVU, fuse.tv, AOL music, and in-store programming for Harley Davidson dealerships.
On Vice Matters, Stranger Day further displays his penchant for selecting unique beats and varying the sound throughout the entire project. From the slow-cooked, Tom Petty-inspired “Lucky” to the anthemic “Southern Drawl” or the unflinching “Barely Notice You”, every track paints a different feel atop a different landscape.
“I want people to feel they can relate and this is some everyday life rap shit. And it’s cool to just be you and live whatever life you are about,” Stranger Day explains.
Combining years of hard work with an “squeeze the most out of life” philosophy, Stranger Day and his rambunctious crew Permanent Vacation continue to scour the social scene for the livest functions, promoting Vice Matters and downing plenty of whiskey in the process.
“At the end of the day, what I want people to take away from Vice Matters is a feeling that they know me as a person and not a “rapper”- and hopefully they want to party with me and my posse because we are a bunch of wild motherfuckers.”
A true vice lord indeed, it is only a short matter of time before Stranger Day permanently saturates the airwaves with his unique brand of realism and revelry.
Stranger Day has shared the stage with artist such as: Yelawolf, Skrillex,Trinidad James, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Cool kids, Little Brother, Wiz Khalifa, Bubba Sparxxx, Stalley, Rittz, Deathface, G- Eazy, Brother Reade, Rye Rye and several others as well as participating in showcases such as CMJ and A3C. Stranger Day has had BBC Radio 1 airplay as well Sirius/Xm radio.