Who is Stitches?
Phillip Nickolas Katsabanis was born in Miami, Florida USA, on 17 June 1995 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He’s a rapper who’s known better by his professional name Stitches, and who became popular for his single “Brick in Yo Face” which was uploaded onto YouTube on 23 April 2014, and has to this day been viewed more than 31 million times.
Early life and education
Stitches was raised in Miami alongside his brothers Dmitri and Alexander Katsabanis, Jr., by their mother Esther and their father Alexander. The two divorced when Stitches was one year old and he then lived with his mother in Kendall, a Miami suburb.
He to attend a local high school in South Beach, Florida and there started selling guns and marijuana to financially support himself. Some of his fans wouldn’t believe this at first, but it was later confirmed by his brothers. Stitches started rapping at high school – its widely believed that he dropped out before matriculating because of poor grades.
Stitches launched his career in 2014 with the release of his debut mixtape “No Snitching is My Statement”, which comprised nine songs including “Fuck Yo Boyfriend”, “Do Not Tell Anybody” and “Love For My Hates”.
In 2015, he released his second mixtape, “Brick Bible” in collaboration with the rapper Str8 kash, and comprised nine songs with a couple of the most popular among them being “What You Heard”, “Dope Boy Anthem” and “Lost in the Sauce”.
On 13 November 2015, Stitches released his third mixtape – “Supply and Demand” – comprising eight songs, some of which are “Hatin on Me”, “Never Been a Problem” and “Brick in Yo Face (Festival Trap Mix)”.
Stitches’ fourth and most recent mixtape, “Brick Bible 2” was released in 2019 once again in collaboration with Str8 kash. It counts five songs: “One Stop”, “Brazy”, “Pablo”, “Vip” and “Bricks”. Stitches has mentioned on a couple of occasions that he’s working on a new mixtape, however, he hasn’t released anything in the past two years.
Str8 kash isn’t as popular as Stitches – he uploaded one of his best songs “Str8kash – Pain” on YouTube on 5 March 2020, which has been viewed over 40,000 times to this day.
Stitches released his debut album entitled “For Drug Dealers Only” in 2015, comprising 17 songs including “Real Street Nigga”, “Dope in My Socks” and “Really Sellin Dope”. The album helped him gain recognition among fans as well as other rappers, and in 2016 his second album entitled “Tales of a Drug Lord” came out. The album counts one less song than the previous album, and some of the most popular songs from it include “Sprite with the Codeine”, “Bitch I’m Cooking” and “Pain and Success”. In both these albums, Stitches often sings about dealing in marijuana and selling guns.
In early 2017, he released his third album, “Cocaine Holiday” comprising 14 songs, with some of the most popular among these being “Loose My Mind”, “All I Wanted Was a Kilo” and “I Try To Change”.
The album attracted less attention than the previous two, so later that year on 29 May Stitches released his fourth album “I Need Rehab”, counting ten songs including “I Rather Go Back to Selling Cocaine”, “So Fucking Paranoid” and “They Want Me To Die”; the album received mixed reviews from both his fans and other popular rappers.
In 2018, he released his fifth studio album, “Bipolar”, comprising nine songs with some of the most popular being “One Step over the Ledge”, “Facing My Demons” and “Nothing Is Promised”, but none has reached over a million views on YouTube. Later that year on 27 December, his new album was released entitled “Time for Murder”, made up of ten songs including “Angels and Demons”, “Word Around Town” and “Slit Your Neck”.
The most popular two songs from this album are “Shoot 2 Kill” – watched over 5.2 million times on YouTube – and “I’m the Plug”, which doesn’t have a music video.
Stitches’ seventh and most recent album, “Married to the Bricks” was released on 15 January 2020, comprising ten songs including “Devil Making My Decisions”, “Whip a Brick” and “Stuck in the Streets”. It’s believed that Stitches is currently working on his new album, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Love life and wife
Stitches is more or less secretive when it comes to his love life, but it’s known that he married his long-term girlfriend Erica Duarte in 2012. She’s a model and a social media star, but who prefers not to talk about her past marriage with Stitches.
Not long after exchanging vows, Erica gave birth to their son Rex, followed by their second son Rocco a year and a half later. In 2016, she gave birth to their daughter Evelyn, but then in 2017, Stitches and Erica divorced for unknown reasons, although it’s widely believed that he was caught cheating.
Stitches has also been in a relationship with Kylie Jenner, a famous social media personality whose Instagram account is followed by 220 million people, making it the third most-popular account. However, they were together for only several months before splitting ways.
As of March 2021, Stitches appears to be single, was married once and has three children.
Hobbies and other interests
Stiches is also active on various social media networks, especially Instagram as his account is followed by more than 1.4 million people, while he has uploaded around 60 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He is physically quite active and spends most of his spare time at the gym, and many pictures featuring his muscular body can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account.
Stitches is a big fan of fast cars and weapons, and can often be seen boasting around with his car and the weapons he owns.
He is keen on partying, smoking marijuana and travelling around the US.
Stitches occasionally watches movies with his rapper friends, and his favorite genre is stoner. A couple of his favorite actors are Seth Rogen, Mike Epps and Method Man, while his favorite movies include “Pineapple Express”, “How High” and “Friday After Next”.
Is he dead?
It was once reported that Stitches died in a shooting close to the Miami Gentlemen’s club, however, the rumors were soon proven false, and only helped Stitches become more popular.
Age, height and face tattoo
Stitches’ age is 25. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.86m) and he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs). As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.
He is a huge fan of tattoos, and has numerous inked onto his face including stitches around his mouth, an assault rifle on his right cheek, and several others on his forehead. Both Stitches’ arms are entirely covered in tattoos, as well as his back.