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    CYBERKISS* LINK: blackstarkids.ffm.to/cyberkiss

    BILLBOARD ARTICLE: t.co/yB288EE8PY

    PITCHFORK ARTICLE: pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/blackstarkids-sex-appeal

    LINK TO SONG AND VID: blackstarkids.ffm.to/sexappeal

    NEW MIXTAPE NEXT MONTH, THIS ISNT THE COVER JUST A PROMO POSTER



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    @baella @FREE @grimes @Ithaka @Beach_kneega @dickerspaniel @Bow_And_Arrow @Vagabonds @Cosmixx @RVI @Flosh yo yo yo

    update: cyberkiss song by song

    HOW TO SELF DESTRUCT*
    For the opener we just knew we wanted to make something that felt instant. Puppies Forever was a time in our lives that was painful for us, which I think caused us to be a bit distracted and that album wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. So thats why it was important for the opening line to be “Tonight We Let It Go” because this song represented a new beginning for us, new sounds and new outlook. Coming off of my first real heartbreak, I wanted to self destruct and start over and this song is that.

    S***APPEAL
    This song was inspired by Missy Elliot and Timbaland and also The Neptunes. Just with how simple a lot of their s*** would be, we wanted to make something that felt like a song you would hear in a night club. My verse I flipped some old Jay lines because that era of music is just so nostalgic to me. The music from the early 2000s is what made me want to be a musician as a kid.

    PINK STARZ
    I was really inspired by the production that Love Below era Andre 3000 was doing when we were making this song. I feel like Outkast production in general always had a chunkier feel than a lot of my other favorites but something about that era of Outkast just had this sort of mystic colorful sound to it. I never fully appreciated Speakerboxx/The Love Below until we started making this project, and I know it will continue to influence the music from here. This was one of the last songs we made and I remember listening to the tape and just wanted to make one that felt like being in space, like if I had a show based in space this would be the theme song.

    JOY
    Joy from a topic standpoint was an important one for us to make, because I noticed in some discourse around the previous stuff we released people wrote about it like it was black people finally doing something creative, which sucked because I don’t ever want our music to be used to downplay other music white people might not view as “artsy” because all black expression is important and deserves a space, and of course just talking about general racial tensions we experienced growing up. Musically it was very inspired by 13th Floor by Outkast

    REJECT MEDIA
    The music industry has waged a war on creatives.

    CYBERKISS 2 U*
    I can’t even say what artist this was directly inspired by but we were listening to lots of Kelis, Jamiroquai, Daft Punk and just enjoying how colorful the music was, on top of that being in New York for the first time and hanging with the kids out there changed our perspective on music completely. Bea being on the song made so much sense too since Bea is the one who brought us to NY for the first time. She’s a real GOAT and a great person, appreciate her 4ever ever.

    NUYORK V2
    NUYORK V2
    was the first song we made for CYBERKISS*. It was inspired by Entergalatic by Kid Cudi and Flashback by Kelis. Also inspired by finding love again after heartbreak,

    BOYCOTT
    For this song I Get Money by 50 Cent was definitely an original inspiration, one of the first songs I ever loved and the feeling it invokes of being capable of anything. Sonically I can’t pinpoint what inspired it, I’ve always loved the energy of the song Body Snatchers by Radiohead so that’s always an inspiration on any higher energy rock song.

    STAR CROSS KIWI FUSION*
    Digital World
    My Planet
    My Home

    DO THE RIGHT THING
    TRIBE, THANK A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FOREVER. REST IN PEACE PHIFE, THANK U NEW YORK CITY FOREVER. THANK YOU SLUM VILLAGE AS WELL
    BONITA, ELECTRIC RELAXATION, FIND A WAY, DIRTY, THELONIUS, THE LOOK OF LOVE.

    KEEP ME AROUND
    This is one of my favs, makes me feel like a child in the car listening to music with my grandma. Thank you Janet Jackson, a homage to you.

    DIGITAL WORLD
    Missy and Timbaland again, Pass That Dutch the flows were next level. The call me adlib Gabe sung, i got that melody idea from 911 Beep Me Missy, also that opening flow of Gabe’s verse Pull Up The People MIA. That switch up in Deiondre’s verse was a Daft Punk type sample that we liked but was too overpowering for the whole song so when we figured that drop out we lost it. Amazing moment creating with my friends.

    EXPRESS YOURSELF
    I wanted to do jazz stuff because of The Love Below Love Hater and My Favorite Things, this interlude was the first one we ever tried and its one of my favorite moments musically we have on the tape. My amazing friend Jarron did the monologue over it and I wanted to have it on the tape because drag is a field of expression black people have excelled and strived in and I wanted to highlight black expression this entire project.

    PEACH COBBLER
    Blood Orange the god, Dev hynes the god influence of course. I don’t want to overly explain song sentiments but this is one of the songs that makes me love being black, and all my favorite music does that. My friend Logan talking on the song, love them a lot. The synths felt like a lot to me at first during the hook to me at first but Mikey Freedom heart from Blood Orange and Bleachers came to our studio and said he liked it and we should keep all the synths at once because we were trying to pick one that really made me confident in it.

    CARDIGAN
    Drums we were looking at In Rainbows some of the patterns they were doing on Jigsaw and Weird Fishes just really busy drums, for guitar I wanted something that felt like 90s mtv or something. Weezer Blue early Oasis s***. Touring is something that changed our view a lot and this is the touring song, how touring can make you realize how strong a romantic relationship really is or can make you realize its not gonna work. I got my heartbroken and maybe broke a heart on my first tour and my verse really was my spill on that situation.

    1-800-BLACKSTARKIDS
    call innnnn

    PEACE + LOVE
    sunday morning u wake up and gospel is playing, kirk franklin something hype and you have to clean the crib. Wanted to capture some of that feeling as its a vital music experience for a black child especially. Searching for peace always, and much love to my loved ones, everyone whose listening, and especially everybody reading this.

    WE CAN TALK FURTHER ABOUT ANY SONG LITERALLY! HERES AN INSPIRATION PLAYLIST FOR THE MIXTAPE: open.spotify.com/playlist/4Wbq2Cr1Do7XWJOVf3Bhdd?si=KXo-4QuUQQy2lLRI1FRgbA

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    Stream/listen now

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    BRAVE the BOLD

    Stream/listen now

    !https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w1pzfDKjYx4!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oMW4UlZtqSw&list=OLAK5uy_nKO6Mog4e4QCWmT5KFMsSklXMH3i5x8R0&index=2&t=0s

    Lmk what you think of the album when u can big bro

  • Feb 28, 2020
    mr get dough

    Lmk what you think of the album when u can big bro

    Word

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    single was fire, gotta peep the album

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    BLACKSTARKIDS are back

  • Feb 28, 2020
    tyreek

    single was fire, gotta peep the album

    Hope u enjoy broooo thank you

  • Feb 28, 2020
    Rainbow Road

    BLACKSTARKIDS are back

    BOBBY JAMES we hope u enjoy the album is very fly or die inspired

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    Aesthetic is cool, will check out later

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    @nosejabs more urban outfitters core for u @FLIZZY

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    GLO

    Aesthetic is cool, will check out later

    Thanks man really appreciate it, hope u enjoy it

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    Looking forward to listening fam

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    This nice af

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    Bow And Arrow

    Looking forward to listening fam

    lmk what u think bro we gone be in yo city this year

  • Feb 28, 2020
    innuendo

    This nice af

    Thank you so much that means the world to me man. Lmk what songs u feeling when u can!

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    In

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    zenirama

    In

    We need a salute or dap smiley smh but thank you bro

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    mr get dough

    We need a salute or dap smiley smh but thank you bro

    Reasons To Exist

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    I might just be a s*** the way i’m car hopping

  • Feb 28, 2020
    zenirama

    I might just be a s*** the way i’m car hopping

    Real nigga spill

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    which one are you op? So I can make fun of you..

    nah jk this s*** a bop

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    proper

    which one are you op? So I can make fun of you..

    nah jk this s*** a bop

    The dude without the long hair

    Thank you family

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    the end

    Lmk what u feeling bro!!