Every one from Crown Fam & ShuggaShane.com send our condolences to the family of Shaheed Akbar, aka “The Jacka.” The Bay area rapper, who’s career spanned over 3 decades, was murdered last week in his hometown of Oakland, CA. No motive or suspects have been named by Bay Area PD. All we know is that one of the REALEST RAPPERS to ever bless a mic is no longer with us. Reports indicate that Jacka was “rapping with friends outside when shots were fired from a passing vehicle.” A bullet to the head ended the Legend’s life abruptly. Jack was a very successful independent artist, first getting his start with the Mob Figaz group, then later an expansive solo career, he was also the CEO of his own record label (The Artist Records). A well respected and beloved man in the West Coast, he has touched countless lives, from fans to artists (indie & major), including our own, Shugga Shane, who posted the pic above with the statement below;
“Me & The Jack at the Key Club in Hollywood after a show in 2011/2012… Still can’t believe the news. Im in mourning right now…my condolences to the family of @jackamobfigaz !! We lost a real one today. One of the ILLEST to ever do it. A West Coast legend. Independent pioneer for west coast artists. I had the honor of meeting the dude who’s music got me thru some tough times in my life. He was real genuine, had the time to chop it up wit a young emcee such as myself and give me some motivation + game to keep moving forward. We’re going to miss you OG. MOB in Peace. #RIPJACKA#MobFigaz#thejackartist#RestInPower#LongLiveTheJacka“
Catch Shugga Shane on the “Rock Da Spot Tour” this winter! Tour kicks off in Fullerton. The first 4 dates & venues are shown on the flyer above. More dates & cities WILL be announced as the tour progresses! Make sure you follow Shane on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram so you can keep up with the Tour. IF it hits your city, than contact S.S. for ticket info! #RDS #2o14 #CrownFam
After about a 10 month hiatus from his last music video release, Shugga Shane has announced that he will be dropping the official visuals to his fan favorite track, “H.I.T.S.”, this weekend! The hype behind this video is crazy and is said to be more of a short film than a music video. Shane stars in this flick but also features fellow Crown Fam label mates & model Bobbi Dean. Please make sure you check back on or after 5.25 to view this cinematic masterpiece.
Crown Fam Ent. proudly presents the brand new mixtape/street album from Shugga Shane titled “L.A. Kings”. This highly anticipated release boasts features from Skeme, H.O.P.E. Wright, Calikidd, Celestial + more! As well as production from ID Labs, SuperStar O & Jahlil Beats, just to name a few. The west coast hot-spitter really shows growth and mastery of craft as he lyrically assaults each track with ease. “L.A. Kings” tells the tale of a young hustler and his escapades, with assistance from a few of the hottest emerging artists from the City of Angels. This project is guaranteed dope and should be downloaded by all Hip Hop aficionados worldwide. Download it for free right now and put a friend up on game!
Crown Fam Ent. brings you a brand new leak from Shugga Shane’s “L.A. Kings” mixtape. This one features Compton’s own H.O.P.E., on a stunning beat from Taylor Gang’s in-house producer, ID Labs. The West coast emcees combine their lyrical skills and varying styles to make this awesome record. Definitely something you can cruise to with the windows down.
Check out the Official Back Cover + Track List below! All tracks, features and producers are unveiled!
Whats going on y’all? I need your help once again to win this Power 106 “Batte for the Best” contest! I know many of you have assisted in the #SS4PD campaign so this time, I have posted TWO BRAND NEW, NEVER BEFORE HEARD Songs off my forthcoming “L.A. King$” project as a reward for your continued support, just hit the link. All I need you to do is hit that red “VOTE” button on the left side under my picture so I can win this contest and open up for Kendrick Lamar at South by South West. Needless to say that this is a HUGE opportunity and I would love to be able to showcase my talents at SXSW, on the same stage as K. Dot!
Last week, VENTS Magazine got in touch with Shugga Shane to do an interview. This feature divulges information regarding Shane’s music career & history, his latest/upcoming releases, future plans, influences and other personal questions readers would like to know about the young West coast emcee. Definitely a great read for those wanting a more in-depth look at S.S.