Shaka Shams is an 18-year old rapper/poet living in Antwerp, Belgium, from South African descent. Having picked up the hip-hop bug from his cousin at the age of 11, recording his own track at their house. Though it would have been easy to keep music as just a hobby, Shaka was determined to get to the next level and to get his music heard by as many people as possible. Taking influence from hip-hop both old and new, as well as keeping a close eye/ear on sub-genres such as hip house, trap and boom-bap, Shaka performed at an open mic at Kings Park in Bournemouth where he received a lot of love from the crowd, further expanding his ambitions.
His EP, Elements: Crystal Clear, sees Shaka demonstrating his versatility as a performer, marrying his naturalistic rhymes with lyrics inspired by everything from street scenes to films to anime. It is these borderless sonic journeys that drag you into Shaka’s world, a place with no boundaries. Crystal Clear is the first in a series of releases under the Elements banner which will see Shaka exploring different themes – with this EP it’s the sometimes murky world of late night club life.
Taking his name from his Zulu roots, Shaka channels the mighty warrior ability of the Zulu into creativity, turning himself from the shy youth of his early teens into a musical force.
See the preview of Groove here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCtuxRCt1BA&feature=youtu.be
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