Since the release of his hit debut single "If" featuring Talib Kweli and
Asheru (produced by Oddisee) b/w "Walk The Walk" (produced by Kev
Brown) in 2004 on Halftooth Records, and following his recent stand-out
performances and classic quotable verses on albums such as Halftooth
Records' You Dont Know The Half, Wordsworth's Mirror Music, Kev Brown's I
Do What I Do, The Foreign Exchange's Connected, and Cesar Comanche's
The Squirrel And The Aces, press, DJs, fans and the Hip-Hop community as
a whole have been anxiously awaiting the debut solo album from Kenn
Starr. This time has finally come, and the first single off of his debut
album Starr Status hit airwaves and record stores in July, receiving
widespread praise and attention and becoming an instant DJ favorite.
"Against The Grain," the first single off of Starr Status, is produced
by beatmaker extraordinaire, Illmind. According to Kenn Starr, "'Against
The Grain' is a reintroduction of sorts. For those that dont know me,
its lettin' them vibe with my style a bit, and lettin' them know who I
am and what I'm about. For those who are already familiar with me, it's
lettin' them know that I've remained focused and haven't lost a step
since the last time they heard me." The single's B-side includes the
blazing tracks "Waitin' On You" (produced by Khrysis) and "Back At It
Again" featuring Median and M-Phazes (produced by M-Phazes).
Starr Status, which hits stores on August 29th, is a triumphant display of Kenn Starr's extraordinary mic skills, witty charm and down-to-earth personality. On Starr Status, Kenn Starr appeals to the masses by telling stories and sharing personal experiences and feelings that anyone can relate to. According to Starr, "With Starr Status, I feel I'm bringing a fresh new perspective on the everyday trials and tribulations of a regular guy tryin' to balance all of lifes demands." In true Hip-Hop form, Starr Status also contains undeniable street anthems with tracks like "Middle Fingaz," "Against The Grain" and the classic head-nodding track "Back At It Again," which, according to Starr, "serves as the official introduction of Median as the newest member of the Halftooth family. That in itself is a monumental event, so I wanted to do a joint that sounded big and thematic to match that vibe."
Kenn Starr's official mixtape, The Starr Report lead things off years ago, as well as the bangers "Against The Grain," "Waitin' On You" and "Back At It Again", the album "Starr Status" gave Kenn an initial entry into the game. Kenn Starr is ready to officially cement his reputation as one of Hip-Hop's most gifted and charismatic lyricists as well as one of its brightest stars with the upcoming release of his new album "Square One" on MMG.