Shawnna’s BET Hip-Hop Awards tiff with DTP has rejuvenated the Chi City emcee. Here she takes a few shots at her former label over Jeezy’s “Seen It All,” and proves she’s still one of the dopest on the M-I-C. Toe tag ‘em and bag ‘em, the competition is D.O.A.
Shawnna made waves earlier this week when it was reported that the Chicago emcee was denied access to last weekend’s BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. But it’s way deeper than that. After the news broke about the blocking, Shawnna fired back claiming it was her old label, Disturbing The Peace, who stopped her from attending and walking the red carpet.
Shawnna accused DTP head Chaka Zulu of being behind the ban, and went online to clear her name. Yesterday, however, sources told AllHipHop that Shawnna’s barring had nothing to do with DTP or Chaka Zulu. So in response, Shawnna sat down with AllHipHop to explain what happened, why they denied her access, and the behind the scenes beef that’s been bubbling with DTP for years.
It’s crazy. We put a lot of money and effort into getting down to Atlanta for BET Hip Hop Awards weekend, so we could promote my new single “Gettin’ To It.” It’s getting a lot of buzz here at home in Chicago, but it takes more than that to break a record. So we were all set up, ready to go down there, mingle with DJs, and get a good look on the red carpet.
I actually didn’t even know they were considering me for the cypher. We were right outside of Atlanta, and they contacted my manager and said, “We might have another slot in the cypher, and we’re considering Shawnna.” So we hit the metal a little harder [laughs].
Produced by Long Live Prince
The new Shawnna single is upon us. And here she asks the question, “What You Lookin’ For.” Well, we’ve been looking for some new Shawnna, and today the genie granted our wish. Check out the Long Live Prince-produced heater below.
With a song this sinister, it’s only right that Chicago’s first lady, Shawnna, put her spin on it. Here she takes down the Rick Ross and Young Jeezy collabo “War Ready,” and we can attest she’s suited and booted for battle on this one.
In case you’ve been wondering what Shawnna’s been up to, she’s been insanely busy over the past few months. Among other things she’s currently working on a reality show co-starring Da Brat, Vita (Murder Inc.) and Babs Bunny. On top of that, she has a big indie deal on the table. And to cap that off, she’s just been named the brand ambassador for Chicago-based liquor company, Moskato Life. Busy to say the least.
Hear her battle anthem below.
Shawnna’s back and she’s getting straight to it with her brand new joint, “Getting To It”. No word on if we can expect a new project from Shawnna in the near future, but our guess is yes. Give “Getting To It” a listen below.
Produced by Hearon Trackz
Another one from Hearon Trackz’ Buck 50z & Jayz: The Chicago Chronic project featuring Shawnna. Her mission is to kill the track, and I’d say she did just that, no? R.I.P.
Production outfit, Hearon Trackz, is prepping the release of their first ever album, Buck 50z & Jayz: The Chicago Chronic, which seeks to be Chicago’s 2013 answer to Dre’s classic. Dope beats featuring the Chi’s finest tackling the tracks. Today they kick off the project with Shawnna’s “Remember Me,” which will serve as the album’s intro.
Take a puff and pass the link around. This is sounding dope.
Shawnna turns the auto-tune up and looks to turn the temperature up with her latest drop, “Fire”. No word on where this joint will land, but you can definitely expect a new project from Shawnna soon.
Check out “Fire” below.
This is truly Versace season. What, you thought it was over? Nah, the onslaught continues as Shawnna puts the female touch on Migos massive hit. I might just have to drop my own version next week. Ha!
Produced by Hearon Trackz
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