Jones better known as “DistantStarr” grew up in the Big Apple, surrounded by technology, track and art. The alto saxophone was his “weapon of choice” while hip-hop culture surrounded him like mother bears to their cubs. With a father who connected with the intention of the culture and its creative approach and a mother who couldn’t stand the sound, Starr was exposed to hip-hop and R&B, soul and jazz, traditional and non-traditional art – which became in retrospect, a blessing and an artistic advantage.
“My father once tested my seriousness about music by daring me to memorize Slick Rick's ‘Mona Lisa’ while he got two slices of pizza in the Bronx,” laughs Starr. “He always made sure I was up on hip-hop.”
With an upbringing in New York City, time spent in Camden, NJ and a recent move to Philadelphia, PA, Starr decided to start recording music five years ago, after getting married at 19.