Che Stunna (born June 27, 1989), formally known as Che Merk), is an American hip hop recording artist from Washington, DC. He is currently preparing to release his yet to be titled debut LP, set to drop Fall 2017.
As a youth, Che split his time between Prince Georges County and DC. Quickly picking up a keen sense of streets smarts and ingenuity, which he would later use to help jump start his music career, the DMV resident discovered his love for Hip-Hop culture well before he picked up a mic.
After gaining some clout by performing at local open mics, in 2010 he began working with Gudda Musik Recording; a premiere studio located in DC's North West region. It was there that he perfected the craft of engineering a record and developed his unique style. The following year (2011) he released his first mixtape, 'Bass Da Movement.' The premiere body of work Included a guest feature from Wale's Every Blue Moon signee Dew Baby as well as Roc Nation poster boy J. Cole.
Stepping up his artistry and continuing to show and prove, in 2012 he released 'The Homecoming.' Equipped with some high profile appearances by Jeezy and Lil' Wayne, the project served as the perfect segue to his 'Anything Goes' mixtape; spearheaded by the single "Bounce."
2013 proved to be particularly quiet for him even with the release of "I'm Da Man". However, 2014 more than made up for the previous year streamlined by the Reggae-influenced cut "Damn It," we received his DJ Lil Keem assisted collection of sounds entitled Wild Life.
Though Wild Life successfully solidified him as an DMV rap staple, 2015's "Bandz" proved to be his biggest feat to date. The song, which garnered over 100K streams in a few short weeks, is currently getting spins in multiple markets across the East Coast and is even receiving air time on The Breakfast Club's resident radio station Power 105. 1 FM. A visual for the track is set to be released early next month.
In addition to music, Che frequently gives back to his community. His philanthropic endevours include: cash donations, purchasing clothes for the youth, speaking on panels, and doing free shows for charity.