Jermaine Shute (a/k/a Starlito) released his first mixtape, It Ain’t A Game No More as a sophomore at Tennessee State University. Since then he has experienced signing a deal with Cash Money Records as All Star Cashville Prince, collaborations with heavy hitters like Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, and Yo Gotti and he contributed to Birdman & Lil Wayne’s platinum-selling album Like Father, Like Son, he was on the song titled “No More.”
As his run with Cash Money Records was coming to an end, the southern lyricist went through a series of rough moments where he thought his life was in danger. His mindset was reflected on his double disc Starlito’s Way 2 according to the rapper’s website. The New York Times review of his double disc release focused on the idea that he would be shelved by Cash Money Records. 2008 was a year where Starlito had to overcome a lot due to his label situation. Legal woes and street ties forced Starlito to take a different path.
In 2009 Star re-enrolled in college in order to gain a Bachelor’s of Science in the Recording and Marketing program at Middle Tennessee University. He later established his own studio, left behind his old rap name All Star Cashville Prince and pumped out a significant amount of music to kick off the new Starlito era.
Since 2010 he has reached several milestones like a collaborative projects with Yo Gotti (CM5) and Don Trip (Stepbrothers) , consistently performing live, and releasing various well-received musical efforts. His joint project with Don Trip Stepbrothers was critically acclaimed and was considered a Top 10 Rap album by SPIN magazine. The Grind Hard representative says a sequel to Stepbrothers will surface eventually. He recently branched out and released a short film, Reasonable Emotions. Starlito keeps his momentum going with his new EP Attention, Tithes & Taxes.
The Tracklist, & Stream for his Attention, Tithes & Taxes project are as follows:
01. “Pay Homage” (Prod. D.Rich)
02. “Ken Griffey Jr” featuring Don Trip (Prod. Canel Finch)
03. “Attention, Tithes, & Taxes” featuring Robin Raynelle (Prod. Go Grizzly)
04. “Pay It Forward” featuring Fish, BiLy Blast, & Petty (Prod. Morris Brothers)
05. “Aberration” (Prod. Stoopid Beatz)
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