13 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Joburg rapper Shane Eagle started making music in his teens and went on to achieve national fame on the hip-hop reality show The Hustle. Since then he’s released a slew of singles, guested on DJ Speedsta's smash hit “Mayo” and even started his own record label. With such a hectic career it’s surprising he found time to drop his debut LP—but it’s been worth the wait. Eagle’s poignant rapid-fire flow is reminiscent of U.S. peers Vince Staples and J. Cole—while his minimalist backing echoes J Dilla. He might have already risen to the top in his home country, but with Yellow, SA rap might just have its first global superstar.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Joburg rapper Shane Eagle started making music in his teens and went on to achieve national fame on the hip-hop reality show The Hustle. Since then he’s released a slew of singles, guested on DJ Speedsta's smash hit “Mayo” and even started his own record label. With such a hectic career it’s surprising he found time to drop his debut LP—but it’s been worth the wait. Eagle’s poignant rapid-fire flow is reminiscent of U.S. peers Vince Staples and J. Cole—while his minimalist backing echoes J Dilla. He might have already risen to the top in his home country, but with Yellow, SA rap might just have its first global superstar.

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About 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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