Its 8 Days Until “Be You, Be True” concert, Meet Palm Tree Flow Records Artists K-Starr and Shain Wong
Sponsored by Pepsi, KieneWorks Event & Media Planning and Preparatory Academy For Writers, “Be You, Be True” concert headlined by dancehall and reggae star Future Fambo. While Fambo’s career rests on its own merits, the event young rising stars roster boasts an impressive and talented lineup.
Meet Palm Tree Flow Records artists K-Starr and Shain Wong.
A self-proclaimed product of his past, rapper/singer/dancer Kemar Forrester aka KStarr diverse history helps create his sound. K-Starr was born in Kingston, Jamaica but has called to Brooklyn, NY since the age of 4.
Living in Brooklyn was a fairy-tale though, the hard life K-Starr experienced became the starting point of his artistic passion. Dancing and performing to music became K-Starr’s escape from the unwanted life around him. Incarceration, homelessness, and life on the streets transformed into lyrical content.
With influences by Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Jay Z, Vybz Kartel, Bob Marley and Sizzla, along with his Jamaican heritage, and Brooklyn life mixed together to bring K-Starr’s signature style.
He developed a style of rapping and singing to entertain his friends, captivate his fans with songs that could be dance to and related too at the same time. Currently in the studio with his label Palm Tree Flow Records K-Starr is perfecting his craft, creating a stunning live performance and is ready to take on the world and industry. “My style is very commercial but (I’m) open to adjust to anything. I am also bringing a diverse style in my appearance and music in the way I do things, but in a positive manner that influences the young generation to stay true to oneself,” K-Starr
Shane Johnson better known by his stage name “Shain Wong” is a young producer, singer, songwriter who grew up in the town of Claremont in ST-Ann Jamaica. Growing up in an difficult but musically dominant environment Shain found his love for music when he found himself recording on a daily basis with friends from the neighborhood unprofessionally, and caught the ears of many in a surprising way.
With positive feedback and continuous support he was driven to excel and improve each day despite the hardships and hurdles in his way. In 2011 Shain migrated from Jamaica to the United States where he came in contact with New York based record label Palm Tree Flow Records. He then later signed his first professional contract with the label which was the dawn of a new beginning.
He names his musical influences by Beres Hamond, Bounty Killer, Taurrus Riley, Eminem among an eclectic host of other artists. His music is a mixture of a smooth but hardcore sound, and with the dawn of a new style of music Shain hopes to captivate the attention of the music industry.
K-Starr and Shain Wong will join Nevadaless, Kadeem Nichols, LA Sostereo, Pyro among others. Music will be provided by DJ Fragg and special guest DJ, Skerrit Bwoy. Proceeds of “Be you, Be True” Benefit Concert will be donated to both Preparatory Academy For Writers and to a school in Jamaica.
Source: Queens, NY (MPR Consulting)