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UrbanView – December 2012


by Tru Luv Lopez

At first, Aki Starr’s name may strike you as unique. “Aki” is of Japanese origin, and translates to “autumn; bright; glistening.” It turns out that his name reflects his personal image and level of talent.

As a singer,songwriter and producer, AKI Starr of San Francisco has been featured

on MTV’s “Sway’s Universe” as a top music video was in Los Angeles this past weekend filming a music video to his latest single “Illusion.” Sources tell me that Starr held the title of the track back from the public until posting a Facebook post titled “Illusion” video shoot day 2… Dancers getting’ down!!!”

Starr has been taking the stage by storm Across the United States and around the world. He has performed in front of thousands of fans that have been devoted to his evolving music trough his years of hard work and dedication. Locally, the young Latin/English singer has performed at the Fat Cat in Modesto. His single “The Closer I Get to You” was featured on Hot 104.7 here in the valley.

Starr is currently devoting his free time to planning concerts to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims on the east coast. He will take his act to Staten Island, Long Island and Manhattan to perform scheduled benefit concerts.

Starr’s accomplishments include writing hits for popular a number of television shows including “Knock First”, “Jake 2.0″, “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Desperate Housewives”. Starr is best known for his work as a singer with the group Spanish Fly. The group is signed to Warner Bros. Records and has created a list of hits that includes “Daddy’s Home”, “Treasure Of My Heart”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Visions”, “I Can See”, “One Last Try” and “Who You Loving Tonight?”

Many famous DJs, singers and television hosts have made great statements and comments throughout the years in reference to Starr’s work.

I had a chance to work with Starr in the studio and my experiences with the artist not only showed me that his talent is worthy of the praise heaped on him. He is very professional and humble in my opinion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Starr’s dedication and work ethic combined to create music that will live on as solid examples of excellence in the history of urban music.

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