BSTARR Drops Defiant New ‘Champion’


BSTARR is an emerging independent  recording hip-hop artist who made his professional solo recording debut in 2017 with the album The Dawning. That record introduced a versatile and multi-talented singer, rapper, and songwriter from Barbados. His sound fusion of hip-hop, pop, R&B, and island vibes.

Since his debut, BSTARR has released a string of popular singles. He has connected with fans around the world on popular tracks like “Sexuation” and “Sondela”. The eclectic singer cites hip-hop and reggae icons like Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, NAS, Sean Paul, and Buju Banton as inspiration for his sound.

“Champion” is the brand new single from BSTARR, released worldwide via all major streaming services on Jun 14, 2024. The track opens with a cinematic brass bassline as the beat drops on a dark downtempo trap groove. On the mic, BSTARR raps and sings a defiant declaration of his own resilience, faith, and determination, interspersed with a reading of the biblical tale of David and the lion. In the chorus, the rapper leans into his roots with a chill Caribbean vibe.

"This project started form me being knocked down and put down and belittled and all types of awful shit by people in my life. So I said, enough of holding back how I feel and what I’m capable of. So I let it all out in my music."

Check out “Champion” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Dive : Hip-hop and R&B playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the artist.

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