When a area adopts a more recent hip-hop subgenre, issues have a tendency to maneuver shortly, and artists to observe begin popping up left and proper. What comes together with that may be a massive swath of rappers combating for a spot and the momentum to name themselves the highest canine. In New York Metropolis, the Bronx’s spin on drill has considerably taken over with 19-year-old Sha EK being a part of that motion. Solely rapping since 2018, Sha has made a reputation for himself because of his power and lyrical expertise whereas calling himself the “Face of the Bronx.”
As a youth who was at all times listening to hip-hop, however did not take into account a profession path to be severe means out, Sha EK was blended in with the streets earlier than he grew to become an artist. After getting shot at 15, he pivoted to rapping, which was urged on by Ange From Ten, a buddy who was additionally an engineer. Ange recorded and helped Sha along with his artistry over time, constructing as much as 2020’s “Shoot or Get Shot” that includes PJ Glizzy and BDot. That observe marked the primary time Sha began selecting up actual buzz. He stands out on the music due to his distinctive, raspy voice and the early polish he displayed. He has the anticipated violent, territorial raps, however as time went on, Sha’s flows and vocabulary continued to degree up.
In Might of 2021, Sha EK dropped “D&D” with Blockwork, his early breakthrough observe, which has over 7 million YouTube views and the identical Spotify streams. The music was catchier than most different Bronx drill songs with Sha and Blockwork’s chemistry working completely. At that time, Sha’s offbeat humorousness and intelligent methods of breaking down his avenue beefs have been on the forefront. That 12 months, he continued releasing information like “FourSevK,” “One in the Head” and extra, staying constant within the aggressive sport of rap. Throughout that run, he signed to Warner Information, and launched his debut mission, Face of the What, this month. Sharp and considerate, Sha EK appreciates the time he put into getting this far, however considers this newest launch to be the beginning of one thing particular.
On the tails of his newest mission, Sha EK stopped by The Break: Reside to debate his come up within the rap sport to date.
Observe Sha EK on SoundCloud and Instagram.
“Jiggy Man This, Jiggy Man That”
“D&D” that includes Blockwork
“We Droppin'” that includes PGF Nuk
Face of the What
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