Stanley Benton (born July 24, 1979), better known as Stat Quo, is an Atlanta-based African-American rapper signed to Eminem's Shady Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. He has been generating mixtape buzz since 2002. He is also a part of Grown Man Music, a record label he founded with LT Moe. Benton attended University of Florida (University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting Graduate where he maintained a 3.45 GPA), where he majored in economics, before pursuing a musical career (he deferred going to Law School to pursue a career in music).
His debut album Statlanta was expected to be released in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 but has inexplicably been repeatedly pushed back and is now expected to be released August 28, 2007. Stat Quo is also featured on Young Buck's Straight Outta Cashville, Eminem's Eminem Presents The Re-Up and on the track "Spend Some Time" on Eminem's Encore. Stat has appeared on tracks with artists such as Jermaine Dupri,The Alchemist, The Game, Disturbing tha Peace and Chamillionaire.
Stat Quo recently shot a video for his club banger entitled "Like Dat". This video was shot in Atlanta's Zone 3 near the Thomasville Heights projects where Stat Quo once resided.
The Atlanta bred rapper was featured on the summer 2005 Anger Management Tour which also featured Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Obie Trice, D12, and others. As already mentioned, The Aftermath/Shady debut album Statlanta is still in the works.
Last update | May 24, 2007