Bringing Jamaican culture into the realm of American hip-hop is New Jersey’s latest rap star in the making, Star Waan. The rising artist is determined to bring a new and unique sound to the table by combining Jamaican music style and Western sound. Today, he continues to drop new records on various streaming platforms as he builds his presence in the worldwide music arena.
Star Waan is a rising independent rap artist and songwriter hailing from New Jersey. Born and raised in Jamaica, he moved to the United States when he was in his mid-teenage years. As he carried his Jamaican roots with him to another side of the world, he reflects a combination of both worlds in all his artistic endeavors. His passion for music developed at an early age, with the influences of Tupac, Michael Jackson, and Jimmy Cliff.
By 2017, Star Waan decided to pursue his passion for creating art. This marked the beginning of his music career, where he started writing a significant amount of music that ultimately reflected his experiences in life. In October 2020, he debuted with the album Keep It Blazin, which housed 11 incredible tracks and a music video for the single. At present, the music video for “Keep It Blazin” has generated over 16,000 views on YouTube in just a few months.
More than bringing a creative video, catchy tunes, and iconic wordplay to his listeners, the music video for “Keep It Blazin” also took on a unique approach in marketing a brand’s merchandise for face masks, T-shirts, lighters, and more. Most recently, he released another track, “No Cap,” featuring ChinBling, on YouTube. Some of his other tracks include “Guns Out,” “2021,” “Tattoo,” “See Us Soon,” and many more.
As a multi-talented artist, Star Waan impresses the crowd with his impactful presence on stage. His positive vibes and energetic sound allows him to excel in all sorts of genres, including pop, hip-hop, and dancehall music. He produces chill and laid-back records that are pleasant to the ears. Even with the relaxing beats at hand, Star’s tracks can still take the listeners to the dancefloor.
Today, Star Waan continues to build his empire in the music landscape. He continues to explore fresh concepts and melodies that will surely set the music industry ablaze sooner or later. But more than producing songs for entertainment purposes, he uses his gift in music to empower and inspire listeners to move forward in life. “I gain motivation from my life experiences based on the struggles I see every day that reflect around me. My culture influences me to create from what I know so that it could mean more to my creation,” shares the rising rapper.
In the future, Star Waan hopes to dominate the music industry. On the side, he hopes to invest in fashion, technology, and health industries. Moreover, he also has his eyes on pursuing philanthropic endeavors, getting involved in charities to help the less fortunate.