Updated: Sep 11, 2022
Star2 is a new man on his latest single ‘New Me,’ featuring performances from Soulja Boy and Luh Kel. Set in a sleek, multi-million-dollar mansion, Star2 hosts a pool party in a backyard full of frolicking, thong-wearing beauties. Vignettes of them spraying whipped cream on each other, splashing Luh Kel and Star2 in a Jacuzzi full of hundred dollar bills, and twerking beside Big Draco in his orange Lambo dance across the screen. The song opens with a boisterous string section and chronicles Star2’s journey from rags to riches. Star2 remarks, “Making this song with Soulja Boy and Luh Kel was unreal. The set was lit with beautiful women, water-gun fights, whipped cream and hella dope cars.” Eyeing yet another thonged beauty walking past the pool, Star2 notes, “This is every man’s dream.” Star2 began his life in a refugee camp. Abandoned by his teen-aged mother, fleeing genocide from the Burmese army in Myanmar who attacked their village and burned it to the ground. A lottery in the camp resulted in his passage to San Diego with his grandmother and her four children. Star2’s ‘New Me’ began in San Diego as a young child and has continued into a promising hip hop career as a young adult. ‘New Me’ is the second track on a blockbuster EP that includes features with HoodTrophy Bino from Soulja Boy’s Stacks on Deck Money Gang label, Soulja, Luh Kel, CMG’s Lil Poppa, the iconic Asian rapper $tupid Young, and Sacramento superstar Mozzy.
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Star2 is an Asian-American singer, songwriter and rapper who seamlessly blends pop, R&B and hip-hop for an enthralling immersion of sound. Raised in inauspicious circumstances, Star2 takes influence from overcoming his life struggles, creating music that is bold, high-spirited and soulful.
Star2 is a true survivor. Born into a refugee camp in Thailand, his family walked over 500 miles through the jungle to escape Burmese soldiers when they attacked and burned down their village. As Karen’s (Kuh-ren), a minority group that the Myanmar government has tried to destroy, Star2 (and his family) has faced immense adversity and racial opposition for generations. With no father or mother by his side, his grandmother was chosen in a lottery to be able to migrate to the United States and at the age of six years old, took him to San Diego where he began his new life. Unfortunately it wasn’t an easy one, as a young kid living in the inner city, his family struggled financially and he lived with an uncle who was addicted to drugs. Adapting to living in a new world filled with cars, electricity and paved roads, he was overwhelmed and overstimulated. Star2 found solace, however, turning to music as a teen, learning to rap, sing, write and perform. With a diverse set of influences including Justin Bieber, Tyga, Chris Brown, and more, he developed his own musical style complete with winning hooks, rich harmonies, and distinctly progressive R&B soundscapes.
Since 2020, the prolific songwriter has released a series of genre-bending singles with superstar producer Chico Bennett (Prince, Madonna, Lady Gaga, the Killers, Britney Spears) that have entranced audiences worldwide. His collaborations with acclaimed rappers Luh Kel, MarMar Oso, YSN Flow, $tupid Young, and Lil Poppa have gained him further recognition as an artist on the rise. His spirited soul and authentic delivery truly resonates with his generation, providing solace and an outlet for the challenges faced by many today. Named one of the "Top 15 of America's Top Asian Rap Artists" by Kulture Vulturez, Star2 has millions of streams and views to date, as well as upcoming projects with Soulja Boy, $tupid Young, Mozzy, and HoodTrophy Bino.
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