For The Love Of The Game – Stevie Stone Turned Down A Full-Ride Athletic Scholarship In Order To Do Music

Jul 2 2012

Stevie Stone Talks "Rollin' Stone" And Touring With STL Today

“I did that show, got that bug and never turned back.”

That’s how Stevie Stone remembers the first time he opened for Tech N9ne in 2000, a performance that would forever change the course of his life.

Speaking with, Stevie Stone recently sat down for an exclusive interview regarding his work with Strange Music and what it’s been like to travel the country on the Hostile Takeover 2012 Tour. Touching on various topics, Stevie Stone revealed his decision to turn to music as a career despite pursuing an athletic scholarship with a full ride at a university.

It was that bold decision that saw the emcee move to St. Louis in full pursuit of a music career and ultimately, catch the eye of Tech N9ne and Strange Music. With his goals still set high, Stevie Stone’s decision to follow a life of music has certainly paid off.

Click here to read the full interview.


  • Did you know Stevie Stone left a scholarship behind to pursue music?

  • What would you do in that situation?

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