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@star2official Shares “Run Away” Visual

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Asian-American San Diego based artist Star2 just released his new visuals for “Run Away”.
Star2’s staggering new “conscious rap” release, documents the crushing social and environmental catastrophes that plague our world and consume us with alarm and despair, including the horrific invasion in Ukraine. Woven in his sobering retrospective is his personal sorrow and anguish growing up without a mother and father in a refugee camp in South East Asia – fleeing genocide and ethnic cleansing of his Ka-ren people by the brutal Burmese Army and Myanmar Military Regime.
The acoustic guitar song begins with a haunting arpeggiating guitar intro that flows into Star2’s almost spoken narrative about the world’s ills and his own hollow suffering, “we should appreciate things we have in life, appreciate your mama and papa…I’m one of those kids who grew up with no parents you see…it’s ok, it’ ok, it’s what I say to myself everyday…but deep down I ain’t feeling ok, I been puttin on a fake smile every day! I been putting on a fake smile.”

The song builds through the first verse and at the chorus carries to the arpeggiating guitar’s actualization, along with haunting, filtered vocals, and a sustained bass synth which support the song’s intense emotional refrain:  “I just wanna go away, just wanna go away, I just wanna run away, got me thinkin, fuck the world … this place ain’t safe.”
Part religious testimony, part philosopher’s insight, Star2 directs us to consider what the rest of the world is facing and how they are suffering – also how people are in misery and anguish because of homelessness, poverty, violence, and war.  
“…So mean, so unfair.  People suffer every day, with these hurricanes and viruses. It’s all real shit, killing thousands of people every day. I pray to God to bless this place, to make this world a safer place…”

He delivers the chorus, retreating to an aching pain of wanting to “run away” and “fuck the world.”“Hella shit’s been going on! Killing, shooting, people dying…”  
The video was filmed in an LED panel warehouse in Compton, California.  A wet floor reflects the panoramic and mesmerizing images as well as a series of vintage tv sets Star2 views in a 1970s style living room watching in a peace symbol sweatshirt. Included are the Black Lives’ Matter protests, the desperate exodus from the Afghanistan airport, border patrol agents whipping Haitian refugees, tornado carnage in Kentucky, apocalyptic fires in California, homeless encampments, Burmese soldier atrocities, the Russian invasion in Ukraine, and the juxtaposition of the last views of stunning nature – birds, ocean, forests, mountains, what once was…
The visuals are instantly recognizable and bring sadness and even temporary numbness.Star2 reveals, “I wanted to write a song about the state of the world.  I was in the studio recording during most of COVID and in LA during the Black Lives’ Matter protests.  My family fled genocide, has experienced starvation and atrocities.  My neighborhood in San Diego is a crossroads for refugees and the problems of poverty, homelessness, mental illness and addiction.” “The chorus poured out of me – at my lowest point, I literally want to run away – to a place of safety. Most of the suffering in the world is heartbreaking and so unfair!” The end of the video asks everyone to “Pray for peace in our world.” Star2 implores: “pray for my Ka-ren people who continue to experience genocide, for the Ukranian people, and for everyone suffering injustice – pray for peace.”

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D.Lo’Bashy Talks Big On “Hear Me Out”

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Maryland’s own D.Lo’Bashy (@polovsdolois the CEO of the Never2Big (@N2bthelabel). His newest visual for “Hear Me Out” shows his focus on another level. Everyone around him wants him to get lit and party, but he wants to change the page. The upbeat single has a chant-worthy hook that will turn clubs up in the DMV. He always puts pen to paper when he works, but this track was remarkable. He put his all into his lyrics, and each song shows how strong his mind truly is.

As a young entrepreneur, he constantly finds new ways to put himself and his team in the best position. This new video puts you into the world of D.Lo’Bashy. He isn’t like most, and his goals are right before he wins. Follow him on social media and stay tapped in with his other team members.

For now, watch his 4K clip for “Hear Me Out” today!

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Chicago’s Finest G Herbo & Big Bank Bandz Release A New Single called “BLOODY TEARS

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Chicago rising star BigBankBandz is back with his latest single “Bloody Tears (Feat. G Herbo)” available on all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The track is accompanied by a visual directed by Laka Films and is streaming via YouTube HERE.

Chicago rapper BigBankBandz has been shutting down the rap game and this time he has done it again! “Bloody Tears” featuring GHerbo is an instant track that is definitely being talked about in this industry. He talks about living in the trenches and being smart when moving in tough situations. Also with both artists growing up in the streets of Chicago, G Herbo was a natural fit for this track.

Film Director Laka Films and No More Heros did shoot the video which has made over 180K youtube views to date and is currently on playlists like Bars Of The Best!

At the top of the year, Bandz dropped a freestyle with From My Block that has made so much buzz in the industry. His last EP “Bank Statement” went to number 9 on the Hip Hop/Rap charts on iTunes. He has worked on records with artists like Calboy and been on tour with artists like Chief Keef.  From dropping his success with his EP in 2020, Bandz used 2021 and 2022 to continue to deliver heat with singles like “Huh”, “Facts”, “Said What I Said”, and “Taking Spots” just to name a few. With Bandz’s consistency in dropping new music, he has racked up over 1.5 million views to date.

 BigBankBandz’s latest single “Bloody Tears (Feat. G Herbo)” is available on all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The track is accompanied by a visual directed by Laka Films and is streaming via YouTube HERE.

BigBankBandz comes from a deeply rooted history in the music industry and quickly developed a passion to make music in his childhood years. Bandz toured with the likes of Chief Keef, performing at noteworthy festivals such as AC3, Revolt & Rolling Loud just to name a few.

BigBankBandz has developed a unique rap style whereas he is able to deliver catchy hooks and hard-hitting bars and be able to connect to a commercial or street audience. He is set to release his new project “If You Listen.” All hip-hop fans will surely want to tune in as Bandz has noteworthy features such as G-Herbo, Nardo Wick, and breakout artist PGF Nuk from Chicago on the project. The rising star is prepared to have his breakout year.

Check it out here!

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Bronx Drill rapper Dougie B shares “I’m Back” & “Forever On That”

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Building buzz to a boiling point, Bronx rap phenomenon Dougie B officially unleashes a new two-pack of “I’m Back” and “Forever On That” officially on all DSPs for the first time via Republic Records today. Listen to “I’m Back” / “Forever On That”HERE. Watch the music video for “I’m Back”HERE. Watch the music video for “Forever On That”—HERE.

He initially teased the songs on YouTube, inciting a groundswell of excitement in the process. The hard-hitting and hypnotic “Forever On That” surpassed 3 million views during its initial upload on Kay Flock’s YouTube Channel and soared to #1 on YouTube “Trending. Maintaining this momentum, the instantly irresistible “I’m Back” also vaulted to #7 on “Trending. The two-pack illuminates the strength of his airtight flow and knack for a knockout hook. These songs affirm Dougie B as one of the hottest rising stars in New York right now.

The bundle most importantly sets the stage for more music very soon.

The 20-year-old Bronx rapper has independently earned millions of views and streams of his music as part of a rising new vanguard alongside brothers-in-arms Kay Flock and B-Lovee. Their quintessential “Brotherly Love” has amassed nearly 20 million views to date and launched an entire Bronx drill movement informed by their grim realities. He recently made his Billboard Hot 100 debut with “Shake It” alongside Kay Flock and Cardi B, with the track’s video garnering 17 million views on YouTube and earning major looks from PitchforkBillboardInsiderHuffington PostComplexThe Source, and more. He has also impressively exceeded 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and will grace the stage of HOT 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday June 12.

It’s about to be the summer of Dougie B.

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