THE MOON! – Shane Eagle

The laidback grooves and heady beats of Shane Eagle may effect a casual cool, but careful attention to the MC’s flow reveals a profound, creative mind. In complex, unfolding rhymes, the South African rapper spins verses that take aim at social ills, authority figures and a deep bench of haters. His wickedly sharp barbs shift in tempo and cadence, filling gaps as bass lines dip in and out. After getting a break as a teenager on TV talent show The Hustle, the young rapper wasted no time and got to work building cred with a long line of hits. With melodic samples and skittering trap beats, Shane Eagle’s hooks bounce memorably between the ears, giving this fresh MC clear and lasting pop appeal.

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