Stalley

Maybach Group rapper Stalley will speak this week to students on St. Croix during a a taping of NiteCap Live.

Rapper Stalley will be speaking to youth on St. Croix on Friday for a taping of NiteCap Live.

Peter Bailey, an alumna of Ivanna Eudora Kean, founded NiteCap in 2010 and “it’s been very popular in the mainland U.S. where I share these very introspective conversations about life, spirituality, things that veer away from your typical celebrity conversations.”

The upcoming NiteCap show will feature a conversation with Bailey and Stalley, a rapper from Ohio signed to Rick Ross’s Maybach Group.

“Stalley’s one of those cerebral artists,” but, “he also has a street past, he also understands the street sensibilities that I’m sure the kids in the Virgin Islands can relate to,” Bailey said. “I’m making sure that I pick people that are going to come with something of substance to say.”

Twins Kevin and Kai Moolenaar, who form the St. Croix Hip-Hop/R&B duo K-FaKtor, will be performing at the event. The NiteCap taping is being done in partnership with the USVI departments of Tourism and Education.

“I’ve always wanted to create a bridge for Virgin Islands’ youth to connect to their dreams and with those who can make those dreams a reality as well as stir a cultural and economic renaissance of sorts in the territory,” Bailey said. “I’m happy that tourism and education officials embraced this vision.”

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Croix Educational Complex auditorium. Juniors and seniors from Central High School are also being bused to the event, and Bailey said about 900 students are expected to attend.

The event is also free and open to the public.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email scarlson@dailynews.vi.