|Birth name||Yannique Barker|
January 25, 1985 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Origin||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupations||Rapper, producer, musician, songwriter, singer|
SoBe Entertainment (2004-Present)Cash Money Records (2006-2008)
|Associated acts||Aisha Thalia|
Yannique De Lisle Barker (born January 25, 1985), better known by his stage name Stack$, is an American hip hop musician from Miami who grew up in Washington, D.C. Stack$ earned his name from a Miami rapper, Brisco, referring to his "ill" songwriting skills and multi-dimensional personality. His father managed Sly & the Family Stone and Peaches & Herb, while co-producing “Midnight Train to Georgia” with his partner Tony Camillo. Later, he founded a successful aerospace company and moved the family to Miami.
Born and raised in Washington DC, Barker spent his school years in Bethesda, Maryland at the all-boys school, Landon. While at Landon he was a member of the tennis team. Barker attended the University of California (USC) and graduated from the University of Miami (UM). He was preparing for his 3rd year of film school at the USC School of Film and Cinematography when he decided to postpone school to pursue his lifetime passion for music. He eventually completed his BS undergraduate degree at UM. He is presently enrolled in a graduate program at UM.
At the age of 17, he landed a spot in MTV’s television program "Freestyle Battles," but never got to compete on air as he was too young. Determined to make his name as an MC, Stack$ spent the next few years taking homemade CDs to local radio stations and reciting verses on mixtapes. In 2004, Barker began working on his album, “CraZee and ConfuZed” after being signed by SoBe Entertainment/Warner Bros. Barker is also the CEO of SoBe Entertainment.
- "Money Ova Here" (feat. Lil' Wayne) **
- "That's The Way" (feat. Fat Joe & Trina) **
- "I'm On" (feat. Paul Wall, Pitbull and 8Ball & MJG)
- "Sittin' In My '64" (feat. The Game)
- "M.I.A." (feat. Diddy) Produced by Stevie J.
- "Git It, Git It (feat. Twista)
- "Falling"(feat. Brooke Hogan) **
Key: ** - Album Singles
- Official website
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- Stacks's channel on YouTube
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- Stacks on Myspace
- Stacks at the Internet Movie Database