Interview with the Digital Cover Star: Star2, US-Refugee Rapper from Thailand

Star2, L'Officiel Monaco digital cover star, refugee rapper from San Diego, California is rapidly climbing the ranks of the hip hop game in the United States. Born into the Mae La Thai refugee camp on the border of Myanmar, Southeast Asia, Star2 is Ka-ren, a persecuted minority group in Myanmar. Star2 turned to music as an outlet to release his intense feelings and frustration. He wrote songs and made music videos on YouTube half in Ka-ren and half in English. The rapper reveals, “I began rapping in middle school, in a home studio that a close friend created in our apartment complex. At first it was all fun, but it became an outlet for my emotions and a way to cope. We made a few music videos that got a lot of attention on YouTube.”
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