Singled Out: "He's Made A Lot Of Hits For 50 Cent, Drake & Eminem"
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 12:25AM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Shanell broke down her "These H*es Is Winning" anthem, Canadian artist J Star dissects his Twista and Vado-assisted "Clap Clap Clap" remix.]
The beat by itself came from a homie of mine, Boi1da. He's out of the same city, Toronto, and he's made a lot of hits for 50 Cent, Drake and Eminem. "Forever" is his beat. The list goes on with him.
I was looking out for him to bless me with the beat and then I had the idea. I made the track about ten months back and I made the track for one of my mixtapes. Vado got on it because he had did a show for one of my homies and the connection had got made like that.
We sent him the track and he loved it. He loved the beat, hopped on it and did his thing. So we put that on the first tape. A few months later, I was actually out in Los Angeles and I was in the studio doing a bunch of other stuff and ran into Twista.
We start chopping it up and I play a few records for him. That one came on and he loved it. When I played it for him and that day he had his verse done. I think he had it ready in two hours. He was like, "Oh, this is my sh*t."
So the record was done about ten or elevent months ago, got on a tape and then I went out to L.A. doing some work and ended up running into Twista. That was the outcome of that.
I knew the record was hot and so I wanted to make sure I had the right situation for it and not just throw it out there.
So I did the record and kept it on ice. The video and everything else for it came later. Obviously we had to shoot a video for it. I was fortunate enough to have Matt Alonzo shoot the video and they brought a movie to it. They brought it together nicely.
J Star lives his life without boundaries or limitations, dominating his craft every step of the way. The Jamaica West Indies born actor turned rap artist translates his musical passion into innovative lyrics over fresh beats, making him a force to be reckoned with in the hip-hop world. Born in Jamaica West Indies now a citizen of Canada residing in Toronto with Vancouver ties, J Star initially flourished as an actor, but soon felt he needed another avenue to purely express his creativity.
Check out the "Clap Clap Clap" remix music video below: