Friday, July 30, 2010

I didn't want to do this...


Toooooo many rappers have jacked this beat, and "Terminader Gold 60" was supposed to be my exit strategy for the mixtape/jacked beats songs. I could've resisted, and I chose not to.

It was 50/50 between the fact that seemingly several hundred people have asked me to, and because I got an early flight and didnt wanna sleep. So, I drove across town to my studio (which I hadn't had the urge to do recently) and I rapped.

"Beggin' My Freedom, Be My Friend, or Belittle My Future"

I really liked Rick Ross' song at first listen, and still don't think anybody else did it much justice. I figured rather than drop a bunch of names, I should take the peaked interest and give you a piece of my mind.

I don't want to whine about my woes with a record label, I want progress. A heightened awareness is what I felt like bringing about, because I believe people ask me about my situation most frequently. I don't have the answers. I do know what's real, and that's my desire to move forward as professional rap artist.

I don't even have to know why things turned so sour, I just want my release to be signed off on...


Unrelated: But I'm reading "THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE"...i'm on Day 9.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Snowstorm of 2010

Nashville, TN (GH News)

About 5 inches of Snow hit the Middle Tennessee area this past weekend, leaving roads iced and schools closed. While stuck in his humble abode due to the inclement weather, Rap Monster SAINT ASSAULT RIFLE LITO took the time to record and release two new tracks. The 9 minutes and 11 seconds of recordings (9:11) were both covers of Neptunes productions.

The first, Lupe Fiasco's "I'm Beamin"

The second, Clipse "Champion"


THE SNOWSTORM OF 2010 (collectively)
"I'm Beaming/Ugly Girls"
"Champion $tarstyle"

Starlito has been working at a feverish pace since Late Spring, when he took a vacation and never returned during his second tour to college.

He released (Click on titles to Download FREE):

"I Love You Too"

"I Love You Too Much:The Necessary Evils" w/ DJ Folk

"Tenn-a-keyan 3:Comics, Sports, Crimes & Courts" w/ DJ Crisis

"I Still Love You: Live from the Back of Class" w/ DJ Burn One

"Tenn-a-Keyan 3.5: I'll Shoot Through Ya"

also featured heavily on Cocaine Muzik 3 & 4, with solid ties to Yo Gotti and their I.E. label brand.

I've learned through listening to this RAP MONSTER, as i'll continue to call him, that you must in fact LISTEN to him. With all of these releases there is a great deal of quality and substance within, something todays rap game often lacks. The titles are hyperlinks. You may wanna take a sec and update your iPods/iTunes

Oh yeah, consider that just 2 weeks from now he is scheduled to release TWO MORE mixtapes.

LIVING IN THE PAST w/ DJs Dolewite & Scooby (February 14th)-All pre-2000s beat jacking.
RENAISSANCE GANGSTER w/ DJ Burn One (February 15th)

I wonder if he sleeps...

Bad news for Starlito fans such as myself is that he's going on tour at the end of this month, in a candid interview (set up via Twitter) he shared that he will take a break from recording to "rest my brain and restore some order to my sleeping habits. I need to. It keeps me from tending to business." Starlito said.

I guess that's understandable, but we are also encouraged to "look forward to Starlito's Way 3:Life Insurance" he said, in reference to his forthcoming Street Album slated for a March 13th release.

He also says, "This entire buildup, some say its an overload, with all the recent tapes was about Starlito's Way 3. Starlito's Way 2 was my baby (released on his 23rd birhtday, 12/15/07) . I really was recording those songs and going to bed at night not knowing if i'd make it through another day. And I mean that on like some real-life s***. I made what I would consider a classic (see STARLITO'S WAY 2 & NY TIMES cover story). To follow that, as you can see, took me almost 3 years. So what I do. Give you more than enough to hold you over. (he also dropped 3 other tapes between Starlito's Way 2 and the tapes I mentioned above.) Then I gave you a couple of those tapes in the form of albums. The whole 'Love series'. Cause I got love for this. And I know that there are people that love me for what I do. This is my release and my livelihood. Sort of a double-edged sword. The crazy part is that I didn't start recording on 3 (SW3) until my partner Gold 3 passed away. I took a break from it to get in and try to fulfill my contractual and label commitment. I got back in on it real heavy around my birthday Just a month and half ago. I did it in i'd say 2-3 weeks of recording. I think it's just about ready for the world. But I still don't know if the world is ready for me and my message. The best example of 'my message' is in that opening to the first song on I still love you. I said 'Elevate your mind, think outside the box'. That's what i'm on. Everything else is just experience or something I know well enough to articulate. Good Music, to me, can potentially make you laugh, think, and/or cry. I was once told you should do those three things everyday. I don't, but I try to sow that in to my music."

He also mentioned that "Starlito's Way 3 will be available via Grind Hard Online's new Store launching with the album"

I don't know about you, but I look forward to all of it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Press eject flip over then fast forward.



Official Download Link: "Tenn-a-keyan 3.5: I'll Shoot Through ya" (Sides A & B)

listen to this then turn it over...

(iGoHam/ Popular Demand/ Superman High/ Shine Blockers/ Medicine/ Say my Name feat. Mack Maine/ TRASH BAG GANG - When we Come Around/ SADE - Soldier of Love RMX [Prisoner of Hate]/ I wanna rock LONG VER./ Heavy/ Better Believe it)

then listen to this side then turn it back over

(Edit/ I'm my own Goon/ TRASH BAG GANG - Got a Plug RMX/ Hell of a Life/ ZedZilla - I'll Ride, I'll Die feat. Yung LA, J. Futuristic, Starlito, & Yo Gotti/ January Wrist 2.0 f/ZedZilla *BurnOneExclusive RG2.15*/ Spit Game Serious/ Light Green Man feat. Red Dot & Don Trip *LITP2.14*/ Ace Boogie - Ring On RMX feat. Starlito/ A Star is Born/ Pretty Wings/ Beef is Bad for Business/ Free my Homies)


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Free at Last!!!

Not that I feel the need to explain anything, but I am releasing this mixtape today as opposed to yesterday (As scheduled). I felt it appropriate to honor Dr. King's Holiday, Memory, and cherish the legacy that comes with all that.

Watch this when you get a chance:

And with that I present a CASSETTE STYLE (DUAL SIDED) MIXTAPE Mixed by MYSELF. Really. Shout out to everything Retro (Dolewite & Scooby present STARLITO "Living in the Past" 2.14.10) . Anything that makes you THINK back to a brighter more promising time. i.e. This Speech, i.e. This TAPE, i.e. I.E. (Inevitable Entertainment) 2k10.

I don't know much more than you. I do know there is much more to know...

STARLITO "THE TENN-A-KEYAN 3.5:I'll Shoot Through Ya" SIDE A

STARLITO'S WAY 3 (3.13.10)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Living in the Past 2.14.10

"Sleep is for sissies" -Random Quote

Here is the first leak from Dolewite & Scooby presents STARLITO "Living in the Past" due 2.14.10

"Smoking on Haze"

Every track from the tape will be from 2000 A.D. and prior, as this was before I had thought of being a rapper. (Another Appetizer until the main course "STARLITO'S WAY 3:Life Insurance" 3.13.10)

Happy New Year,
& Be Blessed,


Also download my entire "What's Love got to do with it?" Mixtape Series

"I Love You Too"

"I Love You Too Much: The Necessary Evils"

"I Still Love You: Live From the Back of Class"

Saturday, September 19, 2009

STARLITO'S WAY 3 titled confirmed

I'VE DECIDED TO CALL THE 3rd INSTALLMENT in the "Starlito's Way" trilogy "LIFE INSURANCE".

Like almost all my album titles, it has a double meaning. First, and obviously, because rap has become a vessel and a means for me to secure the well being of myself and my loved ones. Secondly, because I hope to cause an awakening on the street level, for the young soul that's lost or in search of a better tommorrow but consumed with today. When you're in the streets there are not many guidlines and often times even less guidance. I think as much as we debate health care as a societal issue, we need to press the issue of us young people living this fast life getting LIFE INSURANCE. There is no scarier thought than that of leaving your loved ones with an extra burden other than grief, in the event of an untimely demise. As a scholar, a gangster, a rapper, and a real person, I'm just reaching and hoping that people consume the music for more than just words that rhyme. I beg of you to scroll through the last two SW'S from my catalog. I'm in the same world as you all.

"Tired of being Tired" prod. by Mick Vegas
(copy and paste link into your browser)

Be blessed, and I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!!!

(on my way to pay my respects to another fallen soldier JAMES TRUITT)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just when entertainment was as predicatable as possible:

I watched it over, and over, and over again. Honestly, it is the only part of the awards I watched. I have been thinking since 7 a.m., WHAT IF IT WERE THE OTHER WAY AROUND? BEYONCE WINS, AND EMINEM STORMS THE STAGE TO SAY THAT TAYLOR SWIFT SHOULD HAVE WON.

I think everyone, well MIDDLE AMERICA, would've giggled, gotten over it, and probably argued Taylor Swift's case. Awards, and especially award shows don't really make that much sense to me. 2 of the last 3 awards I've won for my music were not even presented (2008 OZONE, 2009 SEA). Once because of a fight between two rappers, and another time because all efforts were being made to accomodate a rapper from abroad (Industry ass-kissing, gotta love that <---SARCASM). Granted, neither of those were the VMAs, but the only thing I saw wrong was the means by which Mr. West went about it. His award show antics/tirades are expected at this point, but he actually TOOK the mic. I'm sorry, but that is HILARIOUS!!!

ICING ON THE CAKE: Nashville's own newspaper, THE TENNESSEAN, (FAMOUS FOR MAKING ME ELIGIBLE FOR BET'S American Gangster SERIES, with a November 2007 cover story, cites Kanye as having a real issue with the city of Nashville. WOW!

I think he had an opinion. MTV further validated his opinion by awarding Beyonce with video of the year, later in the evening. Which speaks to the award show BS, how can it not be FEMALE video of the year if it is the video of the year?

sidebar: NEW LIFE Record Store in West Nashville (no pun intended), has their sign read "KANYE WEST SUCKS"

OH WELL, in the words of the late great 2pac "LIFE GOES ON"

-I still listen to 808s
-I think Beyonce had a better video
-I still think our local paper drops the ball and is far too opinionated for the sake of journalism
-and I still don't watch TV, because advertisement is at a higher quality standard than the actual program.

with that, I DIGRESS