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Shaboozey

Shaboozey

Shaboozey is an eclectic musician, filmmaker, author, and producer whose sound was inspired by classic rock, '80s pop culture, afro-beat, jazz, and hip hop.[1] He releases his debut album in 2018.

Early Life

Collins Chibueze was born on May 9, 1995.

Shaboozey whose parents are of Nigerian descent was born and raised in Northern Virginia around the nation’s capitol. At the age of 11 he began writing various forms of literature: poems, short stories, and music. He was sent to Nigeria in junior high for boarding school. While there, he developed a sense of rhythm and delved into his cultural heritage. [5]

Career

He began making music inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Fela Kuti, Clipse, Roger Waters, and even Backstreet Boys. One of those tracks, "Jeff Gordon," blended ominous trap with haunting piano, highlighting his desire to create a distinctive hybrid sound. His official first output arrived in 2014 in the form of the "Jeff Gordon" single.

In 2017, songs such as "Starfoxx" and "Robert Plant" caught the attention of Republic Records, and Chibueze signed with the label. The next year, he issued the singles "Break the Band (How Could She?)" and "Winning Streak," which combined a bluesy guitar solo, hazy production, and his soulful blend of R&B singing and poetic rapping.[1]

On the song "Break the Bound", Shaboozey explains:

"It came from the kind of whole concept of letting a person you love get in between you and the things that are important in your life, whether that be music, friends, family, or career.

It also plays on the old question of, 'Why did the world's biggest bands break up?' The Beatles, Cream, Pink Floyd, and others, depriving the world of wonderful music.

Could you consider it selfish?"

In 2018, he released his official debut full-length "Lady Wrangler album"

Shaboozey Performed at Day N Night in Anaheim, California

On September 9, Shaboozey performed at Day N Night Festival in Anaheim, California where he did something most artists would not regularly do. He played songs from Lady Wrangler a year prior to its release, an album that no one had heard anything about, he did this, he said, to give the fans an experience of hearing something new that represented his best work to date regardless of prior attention and popularity of the songs. The energy of the crowd spoke for themselves as it seemed to be successful and full of love for the Nova rapper.[4]

Song Highlights

  • Start a Riot feat.

  • Duckwrth

  • Winning Streak

  • Warped Tour

  • The Plan

  • Not for Me

  • Left behind

  • I came up

  • Golden child

  • Faithfully

  • Dream

  • Angels

  • 5 years later

  • Break the Bound[2]

Shaboozey Releases Album Debut; Lady Wrangler

He released Lady Wrangler on October 5, with 11 tracks totaling forty minutes, this was the first real attempt Shaboozey has made making a large production album.

In the album, he successfully infused rock with rap through the exciting guitar solos mixed in his beats, under his deep melodic vocals in which it fits perfectly with.

The first track of the album, “Dream”, is not a typical intro–slow and short, like an interlude–but a full length song to kick off the album.

The record is indeed without any short fillers or interludes, which can be hard to come by nowadays.

Every song on this album is a hit, or at least hit-worthy.

Shaboozey is still not a very popular artist, and the songs on this album will not get the attention they would if a more popular artist like, say, Drake released them.

The bulk of the album–songs two through five which are the best songs on the album–deal with Shaboozey’s steady rise to fame and the people he’s including with him, and the people he’s not including.

On the fifth track, “Golden Child,” he says:

“I remember when I couldn’t keep my family fed, now my mama don’t fly coach no more, it’s only private jets”[3]

Social Media

He joined Twitter community in 2014 and he presently has over 1600 followers[6]. Shaboozey also has a YouTube channel where he uploaded videos of his music and he already has close to 800,000 views.[7]

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