credit: Josh Williams
Starlito is an American Recording Artist & Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He's the flagship artist for the independent label, Grind Hard, of which he is also the CEO. Starlito released his first mixtape in November of 2003, during his Sophomore year at Tennessee State University. January 2005 he signed a record deal with Cash Money/Universal Motown through a partnership with Yo Gotti, under the stage name "All Star Cashville Prince". By 2011, Star formally changed his name and began his independent journey with a very grassroots approach centered around disintermediation. During 2013 alone, Starlito Albums appeared on the Billboard Top 200 Charts THREE TIMES in a 4 month span (COLD TURKEY, July 2013. STEPBROTHERS TWO, October 2013. FRIED TURKEY, November 2013. 2014's BLACK SHEEP DON'T GRIN is Starlito's highest selling solo work to-date, and the profits have paced some of his philanthropic efforts such as a Little League Football program near his old neighborhood (200 kids, ages 5-12). His projects have funded scholarships, backpack giveaways, as well as a yearly turkey drive. 40+ mixtapes, and nearly 10 proper studio albums later, Starlito shows no sign of letting up as 2017 has already seen him release two projects. February 2017, the 'Karate in the Garage EP w/ Don Trip was released as well as a solo Starlito Album MANIFEST DESTINY. March 15th, 2017 is the release date for the STEPBROTHERS THREE Album w/ Don Trip. All signs suggest that Starlito truly lives by his Creed: "Giving Reality Inspired New Direction (towards) Having A Real Dream" or as the acronym suggests, GRIND HARD!!!
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