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


Wednesday, July 8, 2009


"I like this beat so I leaped on it..." You know how it goes. I hear it, I like it, I kill it. I actually stabbed myself in the leg before I recorded this, or maybe I dreamed I did. Anyways the follow up to "I Love You Too" is coming soon and it's called "I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH!!!" (I know right). Until then check this out, and stay tuned for a GRIND HARD FILMS exclusive with my new single and scene from my upcoming movie later this week. I do the middleman, I do it. I do it. (SOON YOU'LL UNDERSTAND) Download Starlito-"Ricky Bobby FREESTYLE"

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I'm going in...

I'm in the lab, and I'm feeling good about this music stuff. Maybe it's because Basketball is pretty meaningless right now. I would like to applaud this year's MVP, Lebron James. (even his puppet was cooler than Kobe's in the Nike Commercial).

I'm actually kind of sad, distraught even, over the Cavs untimely exit from the NBA Playoffs. I thought writing about it would make me feel better. I was wrong. Reflecting is actually sort of painful. Especially considering that Kobe is still in the Playoffs. I'm not hating, just applauding good marketing and forward thinking from NIKE. I think Nike was preparing to establish Lebron's shoe as brand comparable to the Air Jordan's. Although it took an extra few years for me to actually like the shoe (and actually purchase a pair), it was the coolest thing Nike had since the Air Penny's. (I got the All Black Nike Zoom Lebron 6, by the way).

I say forward thinking because obviously Nike aimed to promote LBJ. Ok, maybe I'm just being partial, or maybe it's because his puppet was more like my ideal self (PSY). [see Video game playing, Bentley driving, powder everywhere (<--Joke, HA!), and Ninety Million Dollars (90) from the company behind the commercial].

Kobe was the coolest when he was playing in Air Jordan's (circa 2003, *T.I.'s "The King's Back" intro plays loud in my head, 'And the Phoenix arose from the ashes...'). Then came Lebron James. Anyways, I'm a Lebron fan to the heart, but I will for the time be riding with the Magic. Because, I want Kobe to be stuck with his three rings from the commercial. Yeah just like that, and in his last All Star he should wear number 20 and apologize at halftime for changing his number if he were even vaguely ego trippin' on some, "...I'm better than Mr. Michael Jeffrey, i mean your airness,sir" BS! PICTURE IT: SHAQ would be standing (4 rings on his hand) with Lebron, Myself (LITO), and none other than Ric Flair as we would be the new four hoursome. Sorry Arn.

I was in Atlanta for that All Star Game, and I just remember hearing 50 Cent's new "Get Rich or Die Trying" album everywhere I went. It's crazy how music connects you to events and memories. I dream of my music tying the loose ends of someone's brains together to remember something (pleasant). Well, aside from the fact that I can recall doing all sorts of CRAZY $#!T while listening to certain music (even that CD), i'd say that preserves music as an ARTform.

Oh yeah, iSHAKELife.

That's from my mixtape "I Love You, Too" download FREE and spread the word.

I will post a Video Blog Entry tomorrow from the studio here in Miami. Until then...


back to our regularly scheduled program RECORDING "CASH MONEY LAUNDERING"

"Y'all come back now, ya hear!"
- I Don't Know

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I just want to be there...

That was a song by AZ featuring Nas that I used to listen to all the time. Just like "Brooklyn's Finest" wit BIG and Jay-Z some songs sound like they were supposed to happen as they were. I just wonder if they were up at 5 a.m. doing them. I hadn't given so much thought to collaborations other than ones I enjoy. But I have to say, I'm damn near having fun right now. I haven't had a shirt on for very much of the day, which is one of the most random things I could think to type, but it is 5:49 and I am satisfied with the body of work I produced for the day. Funny thing is, that satisfaction will go away probably before I find the nearest pillow. I am happy in my music, even in a somber song there is the joy in being expressive. I think the music business takes away from that, but it's too late in the game to try and change the rules. I think I show my hand by being this honest, but then again I am my own selling point. The thing that I am the best at in the entire world is: BEING ME. I think my latest CD is reflective of that, and I'm digging the positive feedback. If you are feeling it, go one step further and spread the word. Copy and paste to your forehead if you wish.

THANK YOU (Which is the name of the song I'm working on right now, no lie)


Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I call my new project ("I Love You, Too") audio art. Although it is a "mixtape", I have decided to focus my efforts in a more direct path. When I released "Starlito's Way 2" (SEA Album of the Year) I was reaching. Obviously, people were willing to accept my attempt at something beyond the music. It was as much a movie as an album, just the same as this project is something to be observed and appreciated (hence audio art). As the market suffers, and quantity outweighs quality in the rap world, I want to be lyrical. I was flattered at a compliment I received from one of my comrades. He said, "It's cold how your punchlines/metaphors coincide with you and your life." I thought this was crazy coming from another artist but then I started to realize how much of rap has become a proverbial treadmill. Trends seem to circulate so fast and then become overdone. I'm willing to accept that I might lose some loyalists with my renewed focus on the stories, and the wordplay, and the realities within. The reason I can accept that is because I am comfortable with myself, and my truths. I've done ALOT of stupid stuff in my lifetime, some of which gets glamourized in the music, but at some point none of that will matter. I've also grown to know that there is no force greater than Love. Hardcore "All Star" fans might be delighted to know that this isn't 'love making music' its a project that speaks on my Love for making music. I'm aware that people relate to the things that I say, both positive and negative. I'm also aware that I won't please everyone no matter what I do, so with that being said I'M DOING ME. I'm 20 something and stuck right in between being a full-time intellectual and a statistic. I am both sinner and saint. If I made 'happy-go-lucky' music, I'd be fake, just like to pretend like I don't have serious feelings about serious things would be fake. I really do LOVE what I do. I'm growing as an artist, and I just want you all to witness the growth. If cameras followed me all day, perhaps the world would have a better appreciation for how real and detailed my music articulates MY LIFE. But then again, if cameras followed me all day, I'd probably be in jail. RANDOM.

I do ask a favor of you if you have made it this far and actually read through this: TELL EVERYBODY THAT YOU KNOW TO CHECK THIS CD OUT!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's a movie baby!!!

So my single is crazy!!! Literally, "Crazy" featuring Lil' Wayne & Yo Gotti is the first single from "Cash Money Laundering". I am recording at almost the speed of sound right now, and I will continue to release songs periodically to pacify my hardcore fans until the masses awaken. If you aren't aware, my website (Grind Hard Online) is where you can find links to the leaks as well as random other things. The spring line for the "Grind Hard Co." will also launch there. It's a social networking site (i.e. myspace, facebook, etc.) so you can set up your own page/profile. If you're reading this, odds are you are familiar with the concept.

Back to the money: I'M FILMING MY OWN MOVIE!!!

It's titled (what else) "Starlito's Way". Attached is the trailer, and naturally it will be based in large part around my music. I hope you enjoy, and stay tuned as I think my productivity will be historic. (I've always had a high opinion of myself, I can't help it.)

Also here are some links to some mixtape songs:

Signing off, Live from Psychology 1410


Sunday, January 25, 2009

I'm right back at it!

2 shows last night. Shout out to Hopkinsville, KY and Clarksville, TN. So I'm renovating my studio and just decided to plug everything up and go. Here's my rendition of Soulja Boy's "Birdwalk". It's called "Syrup Talk". I am currently about to kick some ass in Wii Bowling and eating lemons and ginger root til I get my voice back.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

NBA 2K9, I'm a beast!!!

Just started a league online.
XBOX LIVE gamertag: Starlito615
League Name: grindhardonline

Hit me on xbox live for the password if you are seriously interested.


Getting ready for these 15 hours starting Thursday, gotta get that GPA up to apply for candidacy. Real Life over here.