The beat will already wake people up as soon as it comes on with a siren in the intro background, warning listeners that danger is coming. Shontyce delivers a powerful performance to match the energy of the track.
For this mix I wanted to showcase Shontyce’s naturally awesome singing style and do some cool effects to the beat to make it fresh. When she says
“Raised in Southside but from the BX”
I immediately felt compelled to add something special. If you were a hip hop fan back in the late 90’s, then you remember those infamous words from Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)… “But if it wasn’t for the Bronx this rap shit probably never would be going on so tell me where you from?”. I played with the sample for a while, soon realizing there where too many words for the small space I had, so I focused on just “The Bronx”. I used another sample when Shontyce says
“My style and my smile is what makes me a beast”.
Shontyce and I know where I found that sample, though I won’t mention it here. You’re welcome to listen to it and solve the mystery.
Shontyce told me this song is part of new promotion she is calling #ShontyceTuesdays where she releases a new track each Tuesday.
This definitely gives you an idea of what it’s like working with her. She’s focused, devoted and goal oriented, not to mention extremely talented. Check out Monster on Souncloud with over 100 plays in 24 hours.
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Look out for more new tracks from Shontyce coming soon!