"Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble." ~Shin-B
1. What does your name mean/stand for?
Shin-B means mysterious in Korean.
2. How did you get it?
It was a nickname given to me because I don't seem like I'd be this rapper, but once you hear my music or see me perform LIVE, it's a different vibe - an alter ego, almost. They'd say it's mysterious and ask where it comes from.
3. Do you remember your first encounter with music?
I was always exposed to music since I was young because my dad used to be a DJ. My first performance though was embarrassing. It was in the parking lot in front of a bubble tea shop.
4. What made you choose to pursue it?
I always wanted to become an entertainer and pursued it since I was young, but it wasn't rap until one day, I had some friends tell me to join in on a cypher and fell in love with it.
5. How long have you been rapping/singing?
About 10 years now.
6. How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard you before?
Feel Good Alternative. A mixture of Travie McCoy + FM + B.o.B. I love all genres so I'm not afraid to dabble and take risks.
7. What song do you love to perform the most?
Hands Up High, Bulletproof, 2 The Top. Definitely my uptempo joints.
8. You've travelled the world and back. What is you favorite spot to rock? City/ Country?
Montreal and Seoul. Crowds are the hypest in these two cities.
9. What has been the biggest challenge for you in the industry?
The obvious, Asian-American female doing rap. It's double the barriers right there.
10. Do you have any advice for up and coming musicians?
Stay focused, positive, trust in a Higher power, align with believers whether it be your team or fans. Keep pushing with aggressive touring, networking, and social media. The only way to get up is to constantly be in feeds. But, at the same time, don't rush work. Create that quality music and don't be afraid to be you. Don't try to replicate what you think will work. What worked for others won't necessarily for you. Loyalty and belief are so crucial. Work with people who honestly believe in you and your potential. Don't get gassed either, stay humble. And, be gracious. You catch more bees with honey.
11. If you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
Mike Snow, Moby, Skrillex, Basement Jaxx, Emeli Sande, GD, Pharrell, Kanye West, Will.I.Am, Adele, Jay-Z, Karmin, Pink, Maroon 5, Foster the People, Stargate, Dr. Luke, Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Kaskade.
13. What's bangin' in your headphones right now?
Mansions on the Moon - Magic, ZEDD - Autonomy, Taio Cruz - Troublemaker,
Wolfgang Gartner ft. Will.I.Am - Forever, A$ap Rocky - Goldie, Wiz Khalifa - Work Hard Play Hard, Kendrick Lamar - The Recipe Emeli Sande - Next To Me, Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside, Walk the Moon - Anna Sun, Big Bang - Feeling
14. Do you have any new albums, tours, shows, info we should know about?
I'll be performing on June 30th at California's Great America for Kababayan Music Festival. You can buy tickets atwww.kababayanfest.com. I'm also doing a cameo on the highly anticipated Ktown Reality Show produced by Tyrese Gibson. My album, 3:RELOADED is out now on iTunes/Amazon/Zune/Spotify/Rhapsody/Google Play. For more info,www.shin-b.com. Follow at www.twitter.com/RealShinB. Like atwww.facebook.com/ShinBMusic. Subscribe at www.youtube.com/ShinBTV.
Big UP to Shin-B, a positive inspiration for our culture, hip-hop, music, EVERYONE!!!
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