Actor/rapper Fredro Starr has a lot on his plate. On March 21st, he is starring in the new Warner Brothers/Village Roadshow biker film "Torque" with Ice Cube. Around the time the movie is released, Starr will head out on the road on a 25-city tour in support of his much-anticipated album "Don't Get Mad, Get Money," which is due on May 20th.
Starr's solo debut was the critically acclaimed album "Firestarr," which featured a song titled "Theme From Save the Last Dance" and was included on the movie's blockbuster soundtrack. Fredro Starr returns with the self-described party album "Don't Get Mad, Get Money," which presents somewhat of a departure for the Starr. He says, "This album is a lighter Fredro, it's more of a party album." The first single "California Girls" has already caused a feeding frenzy at radio and a video is in the works.
Born in Queens, NY, Starr began rapping with his cousin, Sticky Fingaz and along with Sonee Seeza, formed Onyx in 1991. Their first album, "Bacdafucup" was released in 1993 and went platinum. Onyx broke up in 1998 after the release of their album "Shut 'Em Down." Starr then ventured out on his own and while exploring a solo music career, built up a solid acting resume. With no formal acting training, Fredro eased his way onto the small screen in a re-occurring role as Brandy's love interest on "Moesha" and was featured in guest spots on "New York Undercover," "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order." He also starred in the 2000 MTV film "Save the Last Dance" with Julia Stiles and such films as "Light It Up," Spike Lee's "Clockers," and HBO's "Strapped." His next film is the adrenaline biker movie titled "Torque" and stars fellow rapper Ice Cube. "I'm the young, black, Bobby DeNiro," says Fredro, "I always end up playing the bad guy."
In addition, Starr also runs his multi-faceted entertainment entity, OPM (Other People's Money). Future plans through OPM include his 25-city tour, a new Onyx album titled "Triggernometry" (due out in the fall) and a movie titled, "Caught On Tape."
"Don't Get Mad, Get Money" hits the streets on May 20th.
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