The monumental EP from two pioneering Asian-American rappers Star2 and $tupid Young entitled Different Breed. The six track collection explores deep-cut experiences up against violence, gangs, and police brutality; all which Star2 and $tupid Young had to overcome to make it as musicians. Different Breed has a supervillain feel to it with darkly lavish beats, venomous rhythmics, and gritty vocals that reflect on Star2 and $tupid Young’s tumultuous journey to fame.
Star2 and $tupid Young enlist a stacked lineup of collaborators on the EP including Lil Poppa (signed with Yo Gotti’s CMG label) and MB Nel, another force in the Asian-American hip-hop community. Star2 and $tupid Young are at a crossroads in their career and hope to pioneer the next wave of Asian rap. $tupid Young says it plainly,
“I want more Asian artists to break out and succeed”. Different Breed cements Star2 and $tupid Young’s status as the guiding forces on the Asian hip-hop scene and it’s only a matter of time before more musicians follow in their footsteps.
Star2 has worked alongside Soulja Boy, Mozzy, HoodTrophy Bino, Luh Kel, YSN Flow, and MarMar Oso to name a few. He’s received resounding acclaim from Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, GQ, Earmilk, BET, Lyrical Lemonade, HotNewHipHop, HipHopDX, The Source, and Ones to Watch. Different Breed is his latest release.
Star2 began his life in a Thai refugee camp where he was forced to flee genocide from the Burmese army in Myanmar who burned his village to the ground. A lottery in the camp brought him to San Diego with his grandmother and her four children. Working alongside producer Chico Bennett, his collaborations with acclaimed rappers include Soulja Boy, $tupid Young, Mozzy, MBNel, Luh Kel, Lil Poppa, HoodTrophy Bino, YSN Flow, and MarMar Oso to name a few. Star2 has also received acclaim from the likes of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, GQ, Earmilk, BET, Lyrical Lemonade, HotNewHipHop, HipHopDX, The Source, Ones to Watch and more.
Star 2 was Introduced to music at a young age by a musician uncle that lived with the family. He is influenced by artists such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Luh Kel, Star 2’s concepts have been love and heartbreak.
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You can connect with Star2: Instagram
You can connect with $tupid Young: Instagram
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