“ Growing up half black and white led to constant questions about my identity, especially when I was younger” Madison Stewart recalls in threadscene.com The mocha skin bedecked with freckles and sensual bee-stung lips, features that left him feeling displaced in his youth have landed him campaigns everywhere from Thom Browne to Reaction by Kenneth Cole. But underneath the gorgeous exterior is a musician generating his beats, and serious buzz. Madison LST (Light Skinned Trouble- an homage to the challenges of mixed race identity) writes, raps, dances and produces a blend of hip-hop and west Coast rap that rivals the best of Haikai poetry. His fresh sonic soundscape can be found in his upcoming album “Oblivion” a culmination of Stewart’s journey, including collaborations with fellow musicians who have inspired him along the way.
To see the model and his music, head to Mercury Lounge on November 26th.