BROCKHAMPTON is one of the most exciting rising groups in hip-hop right now, and their new single "Star" shows why everyone should closely be following this crew. The self-proclaimed "boy band" is comprised of multiple rappers, producers, singers, and instrumentalists led by rising artist Kevin Abstract.
The Texas-born group is gearing up for their sophomore release following last year's stellar tape All American Trash, and "Star" is the fourth single from the new project. Dom McLennon, Ameer Vann, and Kevin Abstract all share verses laced with pop-culture references and clever wordplay over multiple beat switches, so the song never stays in one place. Then around the three-minute mark, the song completely changes from a southern rap banger to a slow, beautiful R&B track showcasing auto-tuned vocals. This juxtaposition highlights the versatility this group has and offers a small glimpse into the talent of these young artists.
As he did with the other singles, Kevin Abstract directed a video to coincide with the song release and demonstrates his skill behind the camera as well. The lo-fi video features the group members in blue paint riding around the neighborhood in a golf cart, capturing the fun vibe of the song. Their new mixtape, Saturation, is due sometime in June and we're anxiously awaiting the release to hear more from this talented group. They actually have a new VICELAND TV show coming up called American Boyband, so stay tuned for that as well. Enjoy!