Download: J Star – Free Agent (Mixtape)
West Indies-born, Toronto-based rapper J Star has been grinding over the past two years, starting with his 2010 social media-fueled hit, "Youtube Girl." Now, he's declaring his free agency with a brand new mixtape.
Enlisting rising Los Angeles DJ/producer DJ Mustard as host, the new mixtape, entitled Free Agent, boasts 10 original tracks, free of guest appearances. Why? Because he wants to make it off his own work, and not ride the coattails of others.
"Free Agent is the new, next big thing. I'm just focused on music right now. No features on the project, because too many people depend on others," J Star explained.
J Star is an actor-turned-rapper, who translates his musical passion into innovative lyrics. Born in Jamaica, West Indies, he is now a citizen of Canada, residing in Toronto with Vancouver ties. After initially flourishing as an actor, J-Star felt compelled to express himself in another avenue ... and that's where music came in.
"The difference between rapping and acting begins at its origin. Acting is stimulated by the mind, rapping is stimulated from the heart and transferred to the public unselfishly," the rapper explains of his transition into hip-hop.
In 2010, J Star garnered first caught the attention of fans when he creatively incorporated social media into the release of his single, "YouTube Girl." He launched a contest to find the hottest women in and out of the country, giving them the spotlight in his music video ... and it helped push the song to a larger audience.
Today, he hopes to take things to the next level with Free Agent, which includes the Boi-1da produced single, "Clap Clap Clap." Get it at Datpiff.com.
1. "Ring The Alarm"
2. "Ignorant Sh**"
3. "Party Till You Flatline"
4. "Real Recognize The Reel"
5. "Killin season"
6. "Get it Get it Intro - Yo Mustard"
7. "Get It Get It"
9. "Its Cash No Credit"
10. "Shout Out These Haters"
11. "Clap Clap Clap (Remix)" (Bonus)