Cali-born, South Florida-raised rhymesayer 5ive Star has everyone abuzz about his infectious style of Rap music. He has propelled himself into the limelight, by introducing a brand new Hip Hop sound that is captivating listeners nationwide. Right now he is riding high off of the momentum of his hot new single “Nicki."
AllHipHop.com: Firstly, for those who are not familiar with you, give us some background info as to who you are.
5ive Star I’m a lyricist, singer and songwriter born in California and grew up in South Florida. I have been writing and recording for the past 7 years and I have worked with some award-winning engineers and producers, including Ken Lewis and Jimi Kendrix. My last release was the mixtape “Get Ready” at the end of 2012, which was a featured mixtape on Datpiff. I am set to release two more projects this year, including 4 videos all shot this year.
AllHipHop.com: What is your USP? (Unique Selling Proposition) and what sets you apart from other Hip Hop artists?
5ive Star What I have created is the 5ive Star World. It’s all about creativity and being consistent as a recording artist. What sets me apart is typically the music sound in general along with rhyme patterns and concepts. I always try let my individuality come through in the music.
AllHipHop.com: What single or project are you currently pushing?
5ive Star The single is called “Nicki.” It is the first release off the “I Am 5ive Star Mixtape.” The mixtape is set for release on 4/6/13. It features 11 original records. The “Nicki” single release was followed by the video release on VEVO. The record is about working with what you got. If you can’t have Nicki Minaj, then at least get yourself a “Nicki.” Check out the music on my official website is www.5ivestarmusic.com.
AllHipHop.com: What is your opinion of the current state of the music industry?
5ive Star The industry is just that, it is a business. I think artists forget that if you can’t make money for an industry you don’t get to participate or at least not very long. Certainly, the economics have changed dramatically and therefore, artist development is not as prevalent. The industry relies on the artist a lot more to develop their style and brand where in years past that wasn’t necessarily the case. People want to bring it back to the way it was, but I say let’s bring it forward. Now more than ever is the opportunity to create the music that represents what I do and present that to the people through various channels. It’s about using what’s available and connecting with fans to make the industry come to you.
AllHipHop.com: What is your Album going to be like?
5ive Star The Album is titled “I Am 5ive Star.” It is going to be the best of the best records I have created as an artist. Right now it’s got so many elements of all types of music from Hip Hop to RnB to Alternative to Reggae. It’s all over the place but believe me you will know a 5ive Star record when you hear one.