Binary Star (hip hop group)

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Binary Star
Origin Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop
Years active 1998–2000, 2002, 2009–2014
Labels Subterraneous
Members One Be Lo
Senim Silla

Binary Star is a hip-hop group formed in 1998, composed of One Be Lo and Senim Silla. The pair met and formed the group during their time in Hiawatha Correctional Facility.[1]

History[edit]

Binary Star's debut effort, Waterworld was produced on a $500 budget[2] and released in 1999, under the label Terrorist Records. An extensive tour of Michigan followed, as both members of the duo were on parole and were not permitted to leave the state. Binary Star then switched to Subterraneous Records and released Masters of the Universe, named for a track on the album. This album was essentially just a remixed version of Waterworld,[3] but garnered more attention, selling 20,000 copies.[4] However, the pair were not getting along particularly well,[1] and, citing creative differences,[5] Binary Star was disbanded. They reunited briefly in 2002, doing a concert together at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont,[6] but they did not record any new material.

The group reunited in 2012, and announced it was working on an EP, tentatively titled "Light Years Apart," which was to be a prequel to a full-length LP."

On March 29, 2013, Binary Star released its first album in over thirteen years, a self-titled EP, as a celebration of its 15th anniversary as a duo.[7]

Senim Silla co-hosts the Foreally Show with lifelong friend and Shade 45 DJ Rude Jude.[8]

As of March 2014, Senim Silla is retired from music.[9]

Discography[edit]

One Be Lo[edit]

  • WaterWorld Too (2001, Subterraneous Records)
  • Project: F.E.T.U.S. (2002, Subterraneous Records)
  • S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. (2005, Fat Beats/ Subterraneous Records)
  • S.T.I.L.L.B.O.R.N. (2005, Trackezoids/ Subterraneous Records)
  • The R.E.B.I.R.T.H. (2007, Subterraneous Records)
  • L.A.B.O.R. (2011, Subterraneous Records)
  • K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. (2012, Subterraneous Records)

Senim Silla[edit]

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