As a part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Panda$tackz.
Panda$tackz was born in Riverside in 1993. The 27-year-old artist recalls a childhood defined by loneliness. His two siblings were a generation older than him, and his family’s frequent stays in Mexico meant he was always between two worlds. He turned to music for solace and was particularly enamored with the neo-soul music that Scott Storch was creating in the early 2000s for the likes of Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Snoop Dog, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, Pink, and Lil Kim.