If DIY (do it yourself) was a music award than Steph Simon would be the unanimous winner. From the very beginning he has not only rapped this, but he has embodied this. From putting on festivals, to promoting his own shows, to performing at venues that didn’t traditionally play hip-hop music the hard work speaks for itself.

Stephon Joseph Simon

Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, better known as Steph Simon has embraced his Tulsa roots to help fuel his “do it yourself” mentality. Tulsa is home of the original Black Wall Street, that featured a prospering black community that owned banks, drug stores, and grocery stores. Something that is very much absent to this day. But one thing Steph Simon has proved with his second studio release “Visions From the Tisdale” released in Fall of 2015 is that the legacy of Black Wall Street is still very much alive.

 

“Out the ashes, from the soil, grew a black wall seed offspring,.(Exert from “We On”).

 

“Visions From the Tisdale” was helped Steph Simon gain a regional audience, But the recent release of his mixtape “Out to Eat” Steph Simon has taken his regional sound to a world sound which he is also apart of the collective group World Culture Music. The future is bright for Steph Simon and with his hard-work and DIY mentality it’s clear that he’s not waiting on anyone’s help.