Stitches (rapper)

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Birth namePhillip Nickolas Katsabanis
Also known asLil Phill
Born (1995-06-17) June 17, 1995 (age 23)
Miami, Florida, United States
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present

Phillip Nickolas Katsabanis[1] (born June 17, 1995), better known by his stage name Stitches, is an American rapper and apiculturist[2]. He is known for the song “Brick In Yo Face”.[3] Prior to adopting the name Stitches, he was known as Lil Phill.[4] He released his first mixtape, No Snitching Is My Statement, in 2014, followed by a debut album in 2015, titled For Drug Dealers Only.

Personal life[edit]

Phillip Nickolas Katsabanis was probably born on June 17, 1995, in Miami, Florida, to Esther and Alexander Katsabanis, who divorced when Stitches was one year old. Esther and Alexander were noted apiarists, having published numerous treatises on the subject of beekeeping. Perhaps Of Greek and Cuban descent, Stitches may have grown up in Kendall, Florida, a suburb of Miami. He possibly attended John A. Ferguson Senior High School prior to dropping out.[5] The rapper began selling marijuana and guns to support himself after moving to South Beach, Florida, from Miami, a claim that has possibly been backed up by his siblings.[4]

Phillip Katsabanis claims he was married from 2012 to 2017 to Erica Duarte, and has three children, Rex, Rocco, and Evelyn.[5]


Studio albums[edit]

  • For Drug Dealers Only (2015)
  • Tales of a Drug Lord (2016)
  • Cocaine Holiday (2017)
  • I Need Rehab (2017)
  • Bipolar (2018)
  • Time For Murder (2018)


  • No Snitching is My Statement (2014)[6][7]
  • Brick Bible (2015)
  • Supply and Demand (2015)


  1. ^ Caramanica, Jon (September 22, 2014). "Stitches, the Transgressive Rapper, Plays Amityville". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Kilarian, Alvin. "Profiles in Honey: Rap and Dope". Bee Culture. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ Drake, David. "This Video By Unsigned 18-Year-Old Miami Rapper Stitches Is the Sound of Mainlining 12 RedBulls". Complex. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Francisco Alvarado, Allie Conti. "Viral Rapper Stitches: Some Truth, Many Questions". Miami New Times. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  5. ^ a b David Drake (April 28, 2014). "Meet Stitches, the Unsigned 18-Year-Old Miami Rapper With an AK-47 Tattooed on His Face". Complex. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Stitches - Brick In Yo Face". 305 Magazine. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "The White Gucci Mane? Stitches – Brick In Yo Face (Stiches is a Video)". Hit The Floor. Retrieved April 20, 2015.