Starski

Starski

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"Starski is one bad muthaf@#!#! from the Bay Area with hard hittin' production... look out for Pimp Hop Records as they add a twist to the hyphy movement!" -- Rick Lee "The Dragon" SBCDJ'S; KMEL On-Air Mix Vet

Biography

Bay area rapper/producer, Starski, burst on the scene in late 2005 with the regional radio hit, "Car Shinin," featuring Mistah FAB. During 2006 and 2007 Starski honed his skills pumping out ten mixtapes via his Pimp Hop Records imprint. Starski, with an intense studio ethic, also contributed on dozens of other compilations overseen by the most prominent names in the game today.

Now, with his official debut album, "Tomorrow Ain't Promised," on the way, Starski is poised to become a major factor for both his lyrical swagger and beat-making prowess. He has created a signature sound that combines hyphy, old school East Coast, dirty south, Miami bass, and even new wave and pop-punk influences, while his hypnotic hooks and high-energy music are primed to heat up the streets, the clubs, and radio. "Although very relevant to the 'New Bay' sound," states DJ Classic (Shadyville DJ's; KDON), "Starski transcends regional boundaries, no doubt destined for universal appeal."

"Tomorrow Ain't Promised," is based on the belief that one must seize every opportunity, and live life to the absolute fullest -- working hard, and playing harder. The album contains fifteen songs, including special guest appearances by rappers Keak da Sneak, Clyde Carson, Big Rich, Sonny Forecast, and Novakane; r & b singers Magnolia Chop, and Thelonious Jordan; plus collaborations with Spike Slawson from the notorious punk rock bands, Swingin' Utters, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and guitarist Ted Aguilar from thrash metal legends, Death Angel.

While some rappers get caught up with focusing too much on guest features, hoping to garner their guest's shine, Starski explains, "Creatively, I think as a producer first, so I only collaborate with artists that inspire me, and that not only make sense on a particular track, but also bring elements to the table that I can't. Plus, I'm in my element when I'm performing live, rockin' a crowd. I've seen too many rappers who can't put on a full show because they're bogged down by not having enough material of their own."

Starski recently completed his first North American tour, in support of West Coast hip hop legends, Tha Alkaholiks, which enabled him to show off the product of endless late nights in the studio. "The tour was amazing. It was an honor being on the road with Tha Liks, and I definitely studied their dedication and showmanship. Touring is a helluva lot harder than it appears -- super long drives, everybody crammed together 24/7, shitty truck stop food, every city a blur. But I'm addicted, and can't wait to go out there again!" With a Summer World Tour in negotiations, Starski shouldn't have long to wait to get back on the road.

Discography

Singles:

"Car Shinin" (featuring Mister F.A.B.)

"Drunk Dialin" (DON'T MISS THE NEW VIDEO!)

More singles/videos to be announced soon!

Pimp Hop Turf Tapes:

"Pimp Hop 101"
"Back Too Skewl"
"Da Bay Guardians"
"Chemical Inbalance"
"In Da Club"
"Streets Underground Vol 4: The Art of War"
"Mixtape Live Vol 7: Night Moves"
"Sin City"
"So Turf" (Canadian release from Montreal's Escape Entertainment)
"High Volume Part 2"

Set List

"Go There"
"Blown Away"
"That'll Work"
"Hustle Hard"
"My Song"
"Moded"
"I Make It Look Easy"
"Make It Hurt"
"So Turf"
"Drunk Dialin"
"Dumdahdah"
"Snowbunnies"
"Hat 2 Da Left"
"Hate The Way You Love"
"Ho Getta Fit"
"Stunnas On"
"Bizness Iz"
"Car Shinin"
"Honeybee"