DETROIT - MAY 14:  Rapper Stat Quo answers a question from the audience at the 1st Financial Hip Hop Summit May 14, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. The summit, which brought together Russell Simmons, Eminem, Lil John, The Eastside Boyz, Reverend Run, D12, Fantasia, Stat Quo, Obie Trice, Master O, Common, and MC Search, was designed to raise awareness of young adults 18-35 about the importance of financial empowerment.  (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Stat Quo


Stanley Benton, known as Stat Quo, is an Atlanta rapper who left the University of Florida to become a rapper after receiving encouragement from West Coast legend Scarface. A protégé of Eminem and Dr. Dre, Stat Quo started rapping when he was only 12 years old. He dropped his debut album, Statlanta, in 2010 and participated in the 2005 Anger Management Tour with Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, D12 and others.