Untold Stories: Stoneface Speaks Of The Blindness And Working With Sean Price
#DXCLUSIVE: North Philadelphia rapper and William Cooper detail the shooting that technically killed him ... twice.
Although it is not exactly a household name, in North Philadelphia, the rapper Stoneface (real name Jason Miller) has a history in the world of rap that is very deep. From his work with the late Sean Price to the recent work with Ras Kass, has been making a name for himself in the last two decades.
Stoneface recently appeared in William Cooper's "Holy Mountain" visual, which is one of the last videos of the Prices appeared on before his death. It was a dream collaboration for the veteran MC.
"In 2002, when I was working on the Tragedy Khadafi, Thug Matrix 2 that I highlighted, Are the Price that I was working in the same studio in the next room," Stoneface says HipHopDX. "I think he was working on his project Monkey Bars. We vibed and he even previewed some of the things he was working on. He may be the most down-to-earth artist I've ever met in the music industry. He was also so passionate and hungry about what he was working on. It was inspiring."
He adds, "it was an honor to be a part of such a great song with someone [Price] that respected me and showed me nothing but love since day one."
What many do not know is Stoneface is completely blind. In 1999, he received a shot in the head at close range, he died twice on the operating table and came back to life without his presence, an incident that was detailed in a&E I Survived ... Beyond and Back series.
As Cooper tells the DX, "Stoneface was also basically break up an argument before the shooting. His friend ran into a girl at a gas station in which I believe. The man the girl was with a few words with the Stone of the friend. He did his best to diffuse the situation, and thought he did. Got in the car to leave, and as he was pulling out, he turned his head and the last thing he saw was a gun aimed at his head. That is the last thing that he has ever seen."
The incident completely altered the trajectory of his life.
"It changed my way of seeing the world, all the way d