You might recognize the name Maye Star. The 17-year-old emcee out of Boston made a whole lot of noise last year between the release of his debut mixtape Mayeday, regular performances and a slew of visuals.
He’s been quiet lately, but for good reason. I spoke with Maye yesterday, and he tells me he’s been sitting back, observing, and learning from his early successes and shortcomings – all while working on new music behind the scenes, of course. Sometimes the best thing to do is take a step back and ensure the foundation you’re building is a strong one, so needless to say, I’m excited to see what Maye does with this comeback of sorts.
Today, he premieres a brand new video with TFH for a track called “Blue Sky,” a new take on the Common record of the same name. The song was released in audio form around this time last year and can be found on Mayeday, but this impressive set of visuals will give it well-deserved second life as Maye begins to prep the world for new material.
Shot and edited by Kris Roller of KJR Productions, “Blue Sky” is simple in concept but effective, wholly focused on Maye as he delivers punchline after punchline over the smooth No I.D. production.
Watch the video above, and look out for much more from Maye Star in the coming weeks, including a new track called “Undefeated” and a record with Bad Boy signee Los later this summer. His sophomore project, Mayeham, is slated for an August release. Stay tuned.