How did you come by your stage/brand name?
The stage name “Tito” came about from a nickname growing up when visiting my parents native land of Panama & my family members could not pronounce my birth name which is Arabic.
The brand name “Down Da Road” came from our team. We needed something to best describe where we’re from, our slang, our style, our area? And everyone knows someone from Down Da Road?
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I would say i discovered my love for the craft is when i was 8 yrs. old in a project building in Brooklyn, New York. I know it sounds cliche but I just felt this was what i was born to do is music i did a talent show at my Junior high school and won and the feeling was so intense I been addicted to the music game ever since.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I accredit my style to all the places i spent time in from countries to different cities that let me soaked up their vibes,my parents whom played from Reggae,Salsa to Soca music.
From Hip hop Legends like JT Money & Trick Daddy Dollars from Miami where I grew up. To Dmv gogo Legends like Big G & Buggz from Washington Dc. I’m a fan of the game so I try to soak up as much as I can to make my style as flavorful as possible.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
The project is entitled “Rejuvenated” meaning exactly what it is. I’m giving new energy, new vibes, revitalized. This project is the follow up to my previous project “Reinvented” which was released in late 2019. My current single Kloud 9 prod by Cashmoney Ap that’s been played on the radio and featured on different blog sites.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
When it comes to work ethic some of my greatest challenges would be staying focused, blocking out a lot that goes on in social media land. I would say my greatest attributes are being a student of the game, knowing my history about many different genres of music, and being addicted to the music game.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I feel that I am the best at what i do because all I do is be me which is logical,humble,cool,calm,collective,hustler and nobody can be me better than I can be myself.
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans for the near future is to solidify myself as a musician,actor, and model in the industry. I’m in a new movie on amazon prime called “Handz Up” which came out on Dec.2020. My new album drops in early march called “Rejuvenated”. We also have a clothing line called “Down Da Road Wear” that we have been getting off the ground.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I’d like to thank everyone that supports my music and brand very much. My family, friends, DJs,& fansThe most high first and foremost, Killa Cal, Shad Spits, CashMoney Ap, K.E. On The Track Oneway G, Dj Reddz, Stuck Jonez, Foxx, Dj Supa, Pstew, JT Money, Trick Daddy Dollars, Roosevelt Jackson, Mike Lee, Sister2Sister Mag, Jamie Foster Brown, Dj Blaster, Black Woodson, and BlackDorsey.
How can fans find you?
I can be found on Instagram or Twitter on the same handle @Titostarr1 my music is on all streaming platforms.
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Learn the rules before trying to get on the field & we all have two ears and one mouth for a reason.