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[NEW] Listen to Blaqstarr "She Is Love" Single Premiere


After he first hit the scene with his own Starr Productions work in the early 2000s, Blaqstarr was quickly tipped as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge from the hot and happening Baltimore hip hop scene. None other than M.I.A. was impressed by his abilities and invited the young writer/producer to collaborate with her on her second album, "Kala." M.I.A. developed such passion for his sound and point of view that she ended up signing Blaqstarr to her N.E.E.T Interscope imprint.

Over the last few years, Blaqstarr has released 2007’s "Superstar" EP and 2008’s King of Roq (both on Diplo’s Mad Decent label), performed at Rock The Bells, toured with Diplo and M.I.A and released the free online download "Blaqstarr: The Mixtape." Most recently, Blaqstarr released the critically acclaimed "Divine EP in 2011." He has also produced and/or was featured on tracks for Mos Def, Switch, Talib Kweli, K-Swift and Rye Rye among many others.

On his new single, entitled "She Is Love," Blaqstarr puts some of his hip hop grooves aside to tap into his quirky and fun pop sensibilities. Chilled by a laid-back, minimal pulse, "She Is Love" is an oddly hypnotic tune that features Blaqstarr's idiosyncratic delivery and a mighty catchy chorus that will have you tapping along the moment it hits. It's pop of the crunchy kind, but give it a few spins and it will grow on you quickly.

The song is taken of Blaqstarr's upcoming album "Here We Are" out this fall. "She Is Love" was recently used in a video from well known fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff that features model Agyness Deyn.  

May 3, 2012 | Permalink