Asian-American rapper Star2 is slowly building his reputation, and in his newest release “New Me,” he teamed up with Luh Kel and Soulja Boy. The single “New Me,” displays Star2’s journey from rags to riches, with a pure showcase of lyricism from the Star2, Luh Kel, and Soulja Boy who give their fans exactly what they asked for.
The music video “New Me” is a lavish explosion of hyper-indulgence that pays homage to Star2’s roots and celebrates how far he’s come as an artist. His rough upbringing resulted in the discovery of his love for music and fine-tuning his voice. It’s a dreamlike visual saga featuring a jacuzzi full of $100 bills, French maids who hand-feed him grapes, orange Lambos and money guns. He’s working on a six-song EP with $tupid Young featuring Lil Poppa and MB Nel on two tracks dropping in February or March 2023.
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 (Kuh-ren), a minority group that the Myanmar government has tried to destroy, Star2 (and his family) have 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 resonate with his generation, providing solace and an outlet for the challenges faced by many today. With millions of streams and views to date and upcoming projects with Soulja Boy, $tupid Young, and HoodTrophy Bino.