AllStarrDaGreat is here to have the rap game, putting quality music back into hip-hop. Hailing from Newark, New Jersey, the odds were against him. His upbringing itself would serve as fuel to make it out and do something positive with his life, which is exactly what he’s doing as a real lyricist.
Most recently, AllStarrDaGreat tapped Benny The Butcher for his new visual for “Randy Foye.” The record is not only a testament to 2 fire MCs collaborating on a track, but also pays tribute to the NBA legend from his hometown. AllStarr used to hoop, and he traded hoop dreams for the studio.
King Ice caught up with AllStarrDaGreat via FaceTime, who was getting a cut outside in Jersey.
Do you feel you have to wear jewelry as an artist?
If that’s part of your get up, definitely wear you some jewelry. Once you accomplish some things, you definitely should get you a piece. Get you a watch. You don’t have to wear it, but it’s a trophy in this rap shit.
Who has the best jewelry in the game right now?
Migos be going off, they got some dope jewelry. Lil Baby got some shit. Westside Gunn got some fire jewelry right now. 6ix9ine got some jewelry I’m sure n*ggas want to take. He got a lot of Richard Millie’s right now, I’m sure n*ggas want to snatch that. [laughs]
Which hip-hop label in your opinion had the most iconic chain?
Busta Rhymes was going crazy at some point, with the jewels. Always 50 Cent had good jewelry, because you want to be able to take your jewelry back and get what you paid for it. A lot of people have diamonds, but it’s low paid diamonds. Diddy and 50 were big on that, their jewelry is praised for what they spent on it.