"Second Hand King, Joe Stanziola, walks down a profound lane not commonly heard in your standard definition of hip hop. This artist provides the unrivaled passion you can feel & hear in his music from a genre he defines as Doo Wop music. His name derived from a 1966 Doo Wop song known as “The Joker went Wild” by Brian Hyland finds his heart in Doo Wop while his story telling finds home in Hip-Hop. To describe this musician, writer & talented artist as solely another rapper on the scene would be an injustice to the versatility and unique art he creates. With influences and sounds that range across several genres of music including Classic Rock, Doo Wop, Folk, Rap, and Hip Hop it is no surprise that the constant evolving of this artist shines through to give perspective to his unique stance in the scene.
Coming off of the successful releases of his first albums, going by names such as All My Fears, Lower Depths, and Chuck, Second Hand King tells an outstanding arrayment of stories and tales through a tightrope style of hip hop he loves and has develop a strong love for. Admittedly raised by hip hop, honing his skills on the forum Rap-Royalty, this musician finds solitude and inspiration during the difficult segments of his life through other members of the hip hop community. With the unique entanglement of genres not usually heard together, this artist brings an incredible blend of genres, taking the listener to a place that is of pure art and also extremely entertaining due to the heart felt delivery portrayed by his experiences and real life emotion via song.
Reminiscent, if an underground hip-hop artist from the 90’s started crooning in a Doo Wop band in the 50’s, this artist hits hip hop scene with a style and background that no other artist comes close to in comparison or magnitude. To relate this artist to any other would only be selling him short, allowing his uniqueness to stand out firm and strong on its own. Second Hand King has been vigorously writing and performing since high school and has not stopped since. Experienced in the formation of music, He brings the listener into a diverse amount of specific emotions through the use of various sounds and vocal styles. Second Hand King has been carving out his own niche in hip-hop, creating a community and following under the slogan: The Doo Wop Movement.
Second Hand King now sets his sights on creating a stronghold in the scene. With a professionalism and humbleness, this musician deserves every inch of respect he gains. Not afraid to leap out of the box don’t be surprised by the ripples that this artist is already making and will surely make in the future. Now working on his next project set to release soon, keep an eye out for Second Hand King because there is really something special that deserves to be noticed."