GK Beats Featured | SHAKEZPEARE
Currently touring with UK legend Skinnyman, SHAKEZPEARE is certainly hard to miss. Getting ready to drop his fifteenth release with Manchester producer Dr G & DRIVE BYE MUSICK – the summer of 2019 is gonna be a big one for this Coventry artist.
Shakezpeare, born Aaron Todd from Coventry City in the West Midlands, UK; is an artist like no other. With his childhood resembling something straight out of a Donald Goines book, his straight to the point, aggressive style of writing and delivery really packs a punch.
A colourful past lead Shakezpeare down a path that lead to lengthy prison sentences (the longest being 12 years) but now, after being free for the last 10 years (living on the right side of the law) he is fully focused on the music and performing. Using several platforms to exorcise all of his demons (which is evident once you witness Shakespeare live) – his focus and drive are clearly quite evident.
As far as live performances go, Shakezpeare stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of them and has done for a number of years now. Working his way through the underground scene, smashing out shows all over the UK and Europe & opening up for some of Hip Hop’s greatest acts including: GZA, Killah Priest and Dom Pachino of the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep’s Havoc, Big Noyd & DJ L.E.S, Sugar Hill Gang, Melle Mel, Smif N Wessun, Kool G Rap, Skinnyman, Rodney P, Onyx to name but a few.
Between 2011 – 2018, Shakezpeare has dropped an impressive 14 projects, which includes his self-produced studio album “Troubled”. Taking us deep into the mind of a troubled soul and it’s battles and daily struggles to conquer and maintain dominance over its demons. On this album he held no punches with his deliberately blunt and to-the-point style of writing, perfectly accompanied by his hard-hitting delivery.
Throughout his years in the music scene, Shakezpeare has worked with many producers and artists including a 2016 E.P with Detroit producer Bronze Nazareth. Shakezpeare’s most trusted collaborator to date though is Manchester producer Dr G – releasing 5 projects & 2 singles together that include weighty features from the likes of Ras Kass, Dom Pachino, Big Noyd and many more.
CHECK OUT SHAKEZPEARE & DR. G’s LATEST VIDEO “RYDAH MUSIC P.2” HERE
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All of Shakezpeare’s music is available on www.shakezpeare.com as well as Spotify, iTunes, Tidal and all major streaming platforms
UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS HERE:
Attic bar 11/5 https://www.facebook.com/events/291370938442453/?ti=ia
2funky music cafe 24/5 https://www.facebook.com/events/502885490243034/?ti=ia
Cypher lounge Brixton 8/6 https://www.facebook.com/events/351574895471026/?ti=icl
Margate Kent 29/6 https://www.facebook.com/events/898790140460428/?ti=icl
Glastonbury 13/7 https://www.facebook.com/events/2338568396390348/?ti=ia
Nozstock 20/7 https://www.facebook.com/events/643488716028763/?ti=icl
Drop the bass (blue mountain) 27/7 https://www.facebook.com/events/1250394635119257/?ti=iClouds