When it comes to Dancehall music, Shawn Ice is one of it's toughest and freshest acts. In fact, his fast rising popularity recently prompted him to adopt the nickname "NEW FACE" (of Dancehall), also the name of his tour, which kicked off at the end of March in New York. Between touring and new music projects, the young artist finds himself knocking on success's door. With the NEW FACE Tour and red-hot new music on the road already making a noticeable impact, music lovers and fans are billing Shawn Ice as the NEXT big thing. And although remarkably humble, this time around Shawn Ice couldn't agree more.
As you read this, you might have already caught yourself either "wheeling up" or dropping "lick shots" to Shawn Ice's "Chedda," which is already garnering a buzz ahead of it's official 04/20 release. The vicious single, an ode to the currency that makes the world go 'round, features Shawn Ice's quick fire and clever lyrical delivery over the ridiculously compelling "Gold Chain" riddim from SG Records. "Chedda," which many have described as a "banger" -- is already being touted by DJs and recently landed on Jamaica's popular ZIP FM radio station. It's clear that "Chedda" will make major waves.
"I feel like I have truly grown as an artist," says Shawn Ice. "My new music reflects my growth. I am making universal music that the masses can gravitate to. I want people to feel good, motivated and uplifted when they hear my tunes dem..... based on the feedback, I think my strategy is working."
Other Shawn Ice releases that have been blazing a trail in 2018 include "Okkkk Now" and "So Addicted." While Shawn Ice boasts a signature sound, he showcases his diversity on every song he drops. Both of these tunes are winning over fans and radio. And according to Shawn Ice, when "Bad Brattt" with Germaica, a popular German label drops, the vibes will completely wow music lovers and carry him into quite the summer. Additionally, Shawn Ice is readying for a highly anticipated single with music collaborator, Reggae artist Ras Slick and a forthcoming EP titled "FRIDAY" -- which will be produced by Big League Music and feature a wicked ensemble of Dancehall and Afrobeats music.
As if Shawn Ice couldn't get busier, the Dancehall artist also recently launched his boutique 3rdazzz Entertainment label. His first act, who you will be spotting in the very near future on some bangers, goes by the name of Trilugy. Shawn aims to thrive in the business of music in it's entirety and believes in carrying talented youth with him on his ascent. Much to his credit, Shawn Ice's peers continually salute his selfless efforts.
To date, Shawn Ice's music has been heard on popular stations like Irie FM (Jamaica), Ablazin' Radio, Hot 97 (New York, New York), WKYS (Washington, D.C.), Future FM (New York, New York), Sound Chat Radio and a host of international stations in Guyana, England, Germany, Gambia, Uganda and Nigeria. Shawn Ice's NEW FACE Tour consists of over a dozen dates including performances through out the U.S. and in Guyana. Much to Shawn Ice's credit, a number of high profile dates are being added to the NEW FACE Tour in the coming weeks. As Shawn Ice has either opened or shared stages with the who's who of Reggae and Dancehall, there is no doubt that the artist will deliver memorable and entertaining performances.
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