A Star, born and raised in Leytonstone is bringing back the voice of the streets, through Grime, with his highly anticipated debut album ‘Born & Raised’. Conquering his flow through lyrical precision with a strong yet powerful emotive voice behind every track, creating an undeniable presence and a certified seat at the table.
‘Born & Raised’ boasts of 13 tracks and takes us on several journeys. From growing up in East London as an ‘E11 Kid’ to bringing us back to that original, high energy, nostalgic, grimey sound with the new single ‘Rago’. Delivering some unbelievable weighty punchlines and entertaining lyrical wit.
A Star also gives us a privileged lens touching on personal elements of his life. Such as, life as a sickle cell sufferer and the battle with pornography whilst maintaining narrative cohesion. The realness, the brokenness into wholeness and the unprecedented edge are several reasons as to why A Star is not only set to go down in grime history; but most importantly, one of the most cultural inspiring figures of this generation.
Bringing a soulful sound and closing off the album with the track ‘Off My Chest’ which leads into the gospel hymn ‘It is Well’, ‘Born & Raised’ will leave you with chills. A Star has not only grown with his sound, but he has grown in knowledge, grown in truth and grown in fruits.
Welcome to ‘Born & Raised’.