Star2 is an Asian-American rapper who has toured with icons such as Luh Kel and Soulja Boy while sharing his story through striking flow and an illustrious repertoire of collaborators. Star2 draws together a team of rappers including Mozzy from Yo Gotti’s Collective Music Group label, HoodTrophy Bino from Soulja Boy’s Stacks On Deck Money Gang label, and $tupid Young on his latest single “Up”, each sharing a common identity of past struggle, gang life, and transcendence.
The single celebrates each artist’s journey through gangs into their current states of established success today. The music video for “Up” is embellished with gold bars, designer clothes, and lustrous jewelry that cuts through the darkness of the alleys and streets the rappers walk down. They perform over the backdrop of a stolen police car and a dim lit cash room as graphics of distorted hundred dollar Ben Franklin’s and animated ice dance across the screen.
Star2 expresses, “Ain’t nobody loved me when I was in the mud / Now I’m big ballin, big drip, wrist icy.” The diverse set of rappers each lend their individual style and story to the track for an engaging set of sonics and dynamic flow. “Up” uses polished beats, powerhouse personalities, and deep-cut lyrics to unite a set of rappers over shared struggles and an unsurpassed love of music.
Star2 is an Asian American singer, songwriter, and rapper from San Diego, California who was born into a refugee camp in Thailand. He witnessed drug abuse, inner-city violence, and gang life from a tender age and uses his perspective to inspire his music today. With more upcoming projects with $tupid Young, HoodTrophy Bino, Mozzy, Lil Poppa, Tae Tae, Chinatown Runner and Ler Mu Dex, we can't wait to see what's next for this talented young artist.