New Release – Shady – Bow Down (prod by Hipe) “The 16th Chamber Winner”

New Release – Shady – Bow Down (prod by Hipe) “The 16th Chamber Winner”

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In April this year Hiperdelic launched an online campaign hoping to bring back the true essence of lyrical hiphop. The 16th Chamber called all Cape Town based MCs to submit videos of themselves rapping 16 bars and urged the public to vote for their favourite via a facebook poll. The winner of the campaign was set to record a single produced by South African hiphop mogul, Hipe. The campaign saw more votes, youtube views and online shares than the team hoped for. With over 35 entries and 25 successful contestants who went through to phase 2, the public’s voice was heard clearly and the winner, Shady – who also happened to be the competitions only female entrant – was announced.

After much anticipation her single, Bow Down, is finally here. Shady entered the competition with16 bars from this exact track in which she expresses her independence and talks about what it’s like to be a strong single female in today’s urban society. “I wrote the track because I wanted to empower women; I wanted to show them that you shouldn’t feel less than what you’re worth, because we’re all Queens and we shouldn’t need anyone to prove to us that we’re are indeed Queens.”

Shady started her career in the entertainment industry at a young age, after being influenced by some of the world’s most inspiring women such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Huston and Celine Dion she started singing on many stages ranging from school plays, to being a resident at the Bo-Kaap kombuis and even performing at the waterfront amphitheater. In her early adult life she found a love for hiphop & song writing and drew inspiration from local all-girl group Godessa. It’s only in recent years that she’s been given the opportunity to truly harness her rapping skills by performing at events all around Cape Town and even gracing the stages of the 2016 South African hiphop indaba.

Written by Shakirah_Sky

People who wish to connect with Shady can check her out online here:

Twitter: @shady_ct
Instagram: @shady.ct
Facebook: Shady CT

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