Major D-Star has been heavily influenced in the game at an early age. As influences from Big Sean to Eminem, Star learned on his own with being a freshman in the game by getting experience doing his own tours. With a positive mindset, Star has the ability to influence young kids by using his words as a gem to them. He is represented by Tara Thomas Agency. We caught up with the Detroit native and discussed how he started doing music and the message behind it, heavy hitters and more.
RESPECT.: Tell us the concept of how you came up with your artist name?
Coming from Detroit, I got my artist name by being in the streets by people I knew or growing up. I had a certain look by them seeing the star in me and thinking that I will be a star. My first name started with a D, so by the time, I took music seriously. I was doing major moves and decided to put major in front of the D-Star. It all came together.
RESPECT.: With admiration of Jay-Z, Ludacris and more heavy hitters, what made you get into starting doing music? What made you want to start being in the industry?
At the age of six, I listened to Biggie in the car, and that was the first one that caught my interest. I had gotten older and watched Ludacris and Jay-Z videos. I had seen their videos were creative and easy for me to but better. I started recording by getting better and better everywhere in the production. When hitting the the industry, it was what I had wanted, and it made me happier by having a different feeling.
RESPECT.: When starting doing music, what was your message behind it?
I motivated the young kids at my age at the time. Once I got that mindset and power to motivate the world, it was a wrap. I had a voice whether it was young, old or elderly. It made them feel a different way by having an impact by doing what ever you love for what you do by living in that moment.
RESPECT.: Growing up in Detroit, with the likes of Big Sean and Eminem, who or what were some of your inspirations?
Jay and Biggie were on top of their game. They were around the time, in where, you can’t touch them. Big Sean and Eminem were the ones who open the doors for me at the time. Sean and I talked a few times by opening up for him at some of his shows.
RESPECT.: Will there be any upcoming music in the incoming year?
Yes, I just dropped my debut album that was released last month and also went on tour. I am dropping a new single in a few weeks called “Whole Another Level,” and then dropping a single every month from the album ‘Major Payne.’
RESPECT.: Tell us how you the vibes were while making ‘I’m So Major’ project series?
When I was 16, the world had gotten a blueprint of when my journey started by making an impact in the industry at such a young age by touring on my own. ‘I’m So Major’ was my first mixtape series that I started when I got into the industry. The vibes were amazing. At the time, I, first, started touring by going state to state. I went from East to West to down South.
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