Three Star marches on with Dawg Nyam Dawg
BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEN Jerome Young enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to fight in Iraq's Operation Freedom in 2004, it was a life-changing experience.
While in the Middle East, Young says he relieved combat zone pressure by 'free-styling' among colleagues, primarily his best friend Andre Chuck (aka Chuck Star) who encouraged him to take music seriously and record his songs.
Chuck Star died in Texas in 2005 in a senseless shooting incident. The tragedy became the catalyst for Young's first album, Out of Many One People.
Once he left the army, Young (stage name Three Star) took Chuck's advice and became a recording artiste. He is in Jamaica promoting his latest single, Dawg Nyam Dawg, a commentary on issues affecting the world.
Dawg Nyam Dawg was produced by the Star Throne Family and released on the Jallanzo label. Three Star told Splash that his mission is to create an impact with his songs.
"I'm coming with a different energy and flavour. I try to empower them (fans) by keeping it real," he said.
Dawg Nyam Dawg is from Three Star's new album, Speak Up Time. He says the album is a cultural mix of dancehall and hip hop.
From his community of Maxfield Avenue in Kingston, Three Star moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1990 on a football scholarship to Genesee College.
He has been recording for the past eight years.