ShiGGa Shay @ Home Club

img 5442 ShiGGa Shay @ Home Club Jamie Chan

ShiGGa Shay is a local rapper, music producer, songwriter and entrepreneur.

I first heard/ sort of met him back in February 2011.
I was doing a you did not hear this fashion shoot around the Esplanade area when I heard someone rapping.
Intrigued while waiting for my models to get ready, I walked over to the Esplanade Outdoor theatre and sat down.
The sight fascinated me -a well-built guy dressed in black, fringe that almost covered his small eyes rapping on stage with his ‘wing-ed’ shoe. He was having a soundcheck for his performance later and was definitely Chinese but had an American accent.

It was an interesting sight and the sound never really left me.
I never found out his name/ what he did till recently when Tim, a photographer whom I met in the photo pit during Baybeats told me that he was his cousin! Small world much.
So when Tim asked if I would like to cover his EP release party, “They Call Me ShiGGa” I jumped at the chance.
Although I really have to stop doing free work >.>

img 5485 ShiGGa Shay @ Home Club Jamie Chan

His shoe!

The acoustics at home club was my worst nightmare come true. The sound was overbearing when you moved near the stage and diffused when you moved away from it.
That coupled with a sudden influx of photographers that appeared out of nowhere, I was not feeling well and I tend to shut down around loud noises, I was actually this close to leaving even before his performance started…
But I was glad I stayed on as I really enjoyed his music and his stage presence made up for the horrible acoustics.

In any case, ShiGGa Shay is a rare talent in Singapore and you guys should check out his music!
He is the same age as me and it will be fun to see where our crafts take us both in 5 years time(:
after he grows his hair back tho XD

img 5519 ShiGGa Shay @ Home Club Jamie Chan

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