Happy Independence Day !!! ArnStar representatives for independent artists
ArnStar is the son of a pioneer of Hip-Hop and the brother of one of the darlings of rap, but this July 4th he claims his independence and fends for himself.
It’s Independence Day and there’s no better way to celebrate than watching one of rap’s most outstanding independent artists right now. It has become a cliché to hear people say that they “do this for the culture”.
However, when it comes to artist Arnstar, it is probably the only idiom that best expresses his genius; his gift; his look at art. Of all his contemporaries that roam the Billboard charts, he really does it for the culture. Leaving music as master of ceremonies and carrying the dance torch given to him by his father the legendary “Kippy Dee”, one of the original members of b-boying’s pioneering troupe, the Rock Steady Crew.
The former Wild ‘N Out cast member makes music that invokes smiles, a bit of cultural floss, and an identity rooted in fun. His 2021 song, “We Out Here” with his blood sister Lil ‘Mama, reminds listeners that rap can be upbeat and lyrical.
His StarMix series consists of a few remakes of popular songs by artists he admires. While the device has been used by many artists in the past, the clever way he deconstructed the song gives a throwback to the old demos used by the Founding Fathers that made hip-hop fresh. His version of Drake and Rick Ross’ “Lemon Pepper Freestyle” showcases his creativity and his vision of himself as an artist.
His StarMix rendition of Yung Bleu and Drake’s “You’re Mines Still” is another example of passion, showing a vulnerability that is often lost on his generation.
As people toss the links on the grill, practice their “Wobble” and argue over who’s going to steal the show during Summer Madness (John John da Don or Tsu Surf), discover a true indie artist.