View Full Version : Fredro Starr Introduces Onyx Spin-off, Yung Onyx

09-22-2006, 09:46 PM

"Papoose can't be the only one to bring New York back," said Onyx frontman-turned-actor Fredro Starr. "Yung Onyx is here."

With a notable legacy that dates back to 1993, Queens, N.Y., rap team Onyx was among the kings of gritty street anthems.

No, they aren't making a comeback, but their protégés, under the name Yung Onyx, plan to offer that same rough edge with their own contemporary spin.

"There's no more groups in the game now who bring that raw street s**t," Fredro Starr told AllHipHop.com of the young rappers, one of which is the son of original Onyx member Big Kie.

"They don't rap about jewelry and cars…they rap about the block."

Onyx first hit the Hip-Hop scene in 1993 with singles like "Throw Ya Guns" and "Slam," which earned them a Soul Train Award for best rap album that same year.

Thirteen years later, the new crew of youngsters--Khaos, 18; Khaos' cousin Skitso, 19; M.I., 16; and Primo Starr, 19--assembled to re-create themselves in the image of their predecessors.

The three MCs and R&B singer "Primo Starr" caught the ear of Fredro Starr, who decided to executive-produce their debut album Bangout, which was released on Sept. 11.

The Queens-based Hip-Hop quartet is set to release their first single "In Da Hood Like" under South Side Records.

Their musical style, described as gritty, grimy, and "strictly for the streets" is not only a reflection of former Onyx members, but also of present-day artists such as Sticky Fingaz, whom the group looks up to.

"They bring energy to the game and a crazy stage performance," Starr continued. "Onyx already had a million fans worldwide for over ten years, [and] Yung Onyx is for their little brothers. Like they say, history always repeats it self."


Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
09-22-2006, 10:14 PM

09-22-2006, 10:28 PM
No. Enough with all the youngs and lils. Just cuz ur pops or ur moms is a star aint gonna mean that you gotta be. idk...maybe I'm hatin but its just cliche to have all these cats. Every week now its somebody new. Lil easy, lil dre , I mean hood surgen...now yung onyx. The fuck is next?

09-22-2006, 11:04 PM
If their so gritty what the fuck is up with having an R&b singer in the group, I hate to sound close minded but this seems suspect. Hate the name too.

09-23-2006, 08:31 AM
Bangout - gay name
Young Onyx - gay name. could have put more thought in.
R&B singer - gay

but if their sound IS gritty then hey wtf

09-23-2006, 09:33 AM
Hopefully they'll be a breath of fresh air but I doubt it. Onyx was making shit happen when that 16 year old was floating in his dads balls....

09-23-2006, 11:00 AM
I read this and im not optimist about this album but still i wanna hear it before make a judgement. Fredro is makin a lot to promote these kids. He had a concert in Bulgaria in March and he talked about Yung Onyx, and back then their album was far from finished so if he's makin so much efforts at least im gonna first get the album and then ill se if its wack or not