PREMIERE: Accent Ft. Kxng Crooked & King Deco – "Starshine"


New York City rapper Accent garnered serious attention with his Skyzoo-assisted single “Paper Game.” The East Village representative follows up that track with the new cut “Starshine” featuring Kxng Crooked and King Deco. Produced by Judge, “Starshine” will appear on Accent’s upcoming free album The Last Lyricist.

Accent tells

“Starshine” is about providing relief to Hip Hop fans with standards for lyrics and content. In an age where the easiest rap to access is dominated by whatever style or flow may be trending, it’s refreshing to find that there are still rappers who want to show their ability and talk about real issues.

It’s really crazy to me that I landed a collaboration with such a juggernaut of a rapper, and a member of Eminem’s Slaughterhouse team at that. Kxng Crooked’s delivery is so fierce, his already reputable tenure has obviously not affected his hunger. I just couldn’t get over how clean his verse was on “Starshine”; despite the intensity and speed of his recital he maintains control all throughout it.

As for King Deco, some of the themes that came up in the conceptualization of “Starshine” overlapped with key elements of what she calls the “decosphere” which I tend to think of as the aesthetic she creates with her imagery. In the hook, she almost personifies the North Star, offering a guiding light to those spiraling through a seemingly endless circle of desert. This idea is a metaphor for what Crooked and I speak more literally about.

Follow Accent on Twitter @AccentLyrics.