Shane Eli graced the stage at SUP FU? Wednesday night at Fortune Sound Club. At 6’6? Canada-born, Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist/producer Shane Eli definitely towers over the competition. The producer behind Diggy Simmons’ single “What They Been Waiting For,” Shane has opened for Common, Talib Kweli, Ludacris and Ciara and is now looking to take his own career to the next level.
Shane Eli just released his first album “The Push” independently, via DJBooth.net. This was his first show in Canada, after the release. He had been anticipating to perform here in Vancouver, where he once resided, in front of friends and family. Jeff Spec went up and performed “Mic Bully”, a recent collaboration with Shane, off Sneakerboxxx. JayKin also made a guest appearance, with a short freestyle. I thought it was pretty dope when Shane jumped into the crowd and started talking to his fans right after he finished his set.
With no ego, he made it known, that he belongs on the stage. Shane’s passion about creating music is evident through his songs. His music is a reflection of himself. I’ve often talked about “feeling” music, and how everyone interprets it differently. This dude, is heart-felt. I have no doubt that he will go far. It’s just beginning…
Don’t forget to download The Push.
Short freestyle, live at Fortune Sound Club.