StarrBux, a newcomer in the rap game has a story to tell in his rhymes. Hailing from Crown Heights, his upbringing and hometown influence is evident in his music. He speaks from experience, emotions, and real life struggles. Nonetheless, StarrBux is unapologetic in his music. You either rock with him or you don’t. Everything ain’t for everybody. And that’s what we like about StarrBux. So we recently did a short Q&A with the “Something Gotta Give” rapper. Check out how it went!
Tell us about yourself and your music.
Well to start things off, I go by the name “StarrBux”, and I’m a rap artist from the Crown Heights part of Brooklyn which is located in New York. I’ll be the first to say it, my music isn’t for everyone, but for those who love it— I highly appreciate y’all. My music stems from a variety of emotions and real life struggles.
How would you describe your sound?
It’s funny because my sound comes off very aggressive, yet at the same time it can be pretty laid back. This may sound a bit cliche, but my music does not sound like anything that’s out right now. I have my own sound and my own flow.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
I’m literally on my third project. “Project Black” is the project that shows how far I’ve came musically, Project Black is my most personal and relatable project to date. I took my time on every song, sometimes I would spend weeks on a song just to make sure it came out to my liking. Project Black came from being in a real dark place in my life, and the fact that people seem to be receiving it well shows that I’m not the only one who goes through these type of situations. My Album Project Black was created to shed light on dark times, not just my own struggles but everybody else’s.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I just dropped Project Black, some people call it a Album, some call it a EP, some call it a Mixtape, either way it’s a dope body of work and right now I’m just focused on getting out visuals for the songs that’s on the project. There may be some shows coming up but until the just stay tuned.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
My biggest highlight in my music career is probably from my battle rap days, back when “Grindtime” and “King Of The Ring” was in its prime. People use to actually stop me in the streets because they recognized me from my battles, that was a crazy time in my life.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
Man my ideal collaboration would have to be Fabulous, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Cassidy. I always respected Barz and these guys are best in that department.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
A lot of people don’t know that the “Starr” in “StarrBux” is my actual name, (laughs)! Y’all just got the exclusive right there.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Being a indie artist I’ve learned that the music industry is fake, it’s all about who got the most clout and the most money, it’s not about talent. Ima keep it all the way real with you; this music thing is either for me or it’s not because I refuse to kiss anyone’s ass in this industry.
What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect more projects, more visuals and just more content overall.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I’ma end the interview by saying this, there is only ONE StarrBux and that’s me. There’s a lot of copycats running around and to be honest that shit is spooky to me. But back to more important things, I need everybody to go bump that Project Black Album, you can buy it, you can stream it, I don’t care what y’all do I just want y’all to listen to it.
“Something Gotta Give”
“Project Black” Album