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Stream: Star BBY - Elric (It Costs an Arm and a Leg)

With “Star Stuntin’” still resonating on my daily playlist, Star BBY comes through with a collection of tracks he cooked up while presumably working on his upcoming project. The 6-track Elric, which draws heavy inspiration from the ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ manga, features production from Bassti, Tusken, Idealism, Eugene Cam, Saiko and Kupla.

Throughout the tape, the production provides listeners with an easy going foundation to journey upon, as Star BBY laces jazzy instrumentation with precision, painting vivid imagery with his storytelling lyrics. As his sonic experimentation carries on, the CT-based artist continues to find a new balance of “rapping” and laying vocals, combining the two into a smooth, crooning lyricism.

Elric does not sound like “Star Stuntin'”, which leaves me anticipating his forthcoming project even more. As described by Star BBY himself, Elric contains a series of songs he created while “reaching for something.”

Hit play on Elric below.

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