Who is Starlito?

Who is Starlito? More on the rap star linked to Nashville shooting

Dave Paulson, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

A Nashville rapper turned himself in to police on Thursday, after being wanted in connection to a shooting at a restaurant in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.But if you ask some hip-hop listeners – in Music City and well beyond – Jermaine “Starlito” Shute isn’t just a Nashville rapper. He might be the Nashville rapper. Here’s why the news of his arrest has made national waves.

'Cashville's Prince'

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New Lito album is soul food

Four months after dropping Step Brothers 3 with Don Trip and about three weeks removed from dropping his Attention, Tithes & Taxes 2: Gentrifried mixtape, Starlito returns with his newest album, Hot Chicken.

Checking in at 19 tracks, Starlito’s new project features appearances from MobSquad Nard, Red Dot, Hambino, Ray Vicks and more. The LP is just a bit over an hour long, and even features a bonus solo Don Trip track at the end.

Starlito’s also unleashed a new video for Read More: Listen to Starlito’s New ‘Hot Chicken’ Album - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/07/listen-starlito-new-hot-chicken-album/?trackback=tsmclip

Starlito Puts Nashville On Top Of The Charts With 'Hot Chicken!'

Starlito's latest album, affectionately named after one of Nashville's most famous exports, Hot Chicken, quickly surpassed DJ Khaled's "Grateful," and Kendrick Lamar's "Damn" to be the #1 Hip Hop and R&B album on iTunes. Although Lito is no stranger to the top of the charts, this one feels a little different because

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Sibling reverlry: How Starlito and Don Trip bring out the best in each other on Step Brothers

Nashville’s Starlito and Memphis rapper Don Trip first got together in 2011 to release Step Brothers, a somber back-and-forth between two of the world’s most underrated rappers. Andrew Friedman talks to the duo about Step Brothers 3, a release finally winning the pair the recognition they deserve.

 

Starlito and Don Trip are somewhat confused when I bring up the idea that Step Brothers 3, their third album together, is upbeat. I think my exact words were “less of a bummer than the other ones,” but either way the Tennessee rappers don’t agree.

I get why. Despite the READ MORE

An In-Depth Talk With The Step Brothers: Starlito & Don Trip

Last month, hip hop stalwarts Starlito and Don Trip released Step Brothers 3, the latest installment in their seminal mixtape/album series. Since the debut of the original Step Brothers in 2011, the Tennessee duo have built a fervent, cult-like following behind the Step Brothersbrand, which has been widely-celebrated by fans and critics alike.

Last year, Pitchfork included the original Step Brothers in their "50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium", and NPR debuted the second installment back in 2013. With the third entry in the Step Brothers franchise officially in the books, a solid case can be made for why Don Trip and Starlito's names belong on the list of classic Southern rap duos, alongside legendary pairs like Andre 3000 and Big Boi, Pimp C and Bun B, and 8Ball & MJG. And did we mention that both rappers are 100% independent?

Lito and Trip are currently on the nationwide "Karate In The Garage" tour, which is READ MORE