Big Bands – [Star2] [$tupid Young]

Over the last year, rising San Diego artist Star2 has been one of the most consistent up and coming artists bar none. In that time period, he released well-received singles with artists like Luh Kel, Lil’ Poppa & YSN Flow, leading to an authentic boom in listeners due to his charismatic performances on each record. Looking to keep the streak alive, he recruits Long Beach rapper $tupid Young, as the duo star in a Grand Theft Auto inspired new video for, “Big Bands. Directed by Lubomir Atan, the animated video is heavily inspired by Grand Theft Auto, as we find an animated Star walking out of a bank with a big bag of cash after swiftly robbing the place. Once we’re fully introduced to Star, we see him getting picked up by none other than featured artist $tupid Young, before the two head off the aptly titled, “Big Bandy.” Though the visual itself is a treat, the real star of this show is the chemistry between the two Asian-American rappers in real life. Serving as one of the standouts on his recently released Real Life EP, the pair eagerly trade off introspective bars about growing from turmoil to rich over the fast-paced production, making for a catchy record that quickly reveals it has high replay value.