The Urban Influencer Radio [EPISODE 14]: Chevy Shann, Beatdattrakk, Zak, and Rod Edwards
Happy New Year!
Welcome to this week's episode of The Urban Influencer Radio. On this program, our host Kazu will be interviewing a variety of guests and showcase new music that we discovered! For episode 14, we are very excited to have rapper Chevy Shann, producer Beatdattrakk, singer Zak, and KJLH Account Executive Rod Edwards!
Host/Producer: Kazu (IG: takebreakkazu)
About Chevy Shaan & Beatdattrakk:
Music has always been his first love and after long nights grinding in the studio, the pieces are starting to fall together for the artist known as Chevy Shann. The young and gifted Seattle rapper first stepped into the rap game holding it down as a key member of Flatline Entertainment; a local rap group of childhood friends/emcees. That is where he created his melodic but smooth sound. It wasn't long before he began making power moves throughout the northwest; booking shows, collaborating with other local artists and getting his music heard throughout the streets.
After getting his feet wet with his debut mixtape 'Been Ridin' in 2011, working with artists such as MaddTeck, Eternal, Smiley, Lil D and I.L; Chevy easily became one of the most relevant rap artists to come out of the northwest. With his credibility on the streets and a forever growing fanbase his music began to take off. And he wasted no time, putting out his sophomore mixtape 'Still Ridin' in 2012; moving units from the trunk of his Chevy Impala SS - the true definition of being an independent artist. With his hustler-like mentality and all the hard work and dedication, it has made him the one of the most talented emcees to come out of the state of Washington.
With fatherhood being introduced to him just as his social media buzz picked up, rap had to eventually take a back seat to him raising his beautiful baby girl. He could no longer be in the streets or studio all day because he had responsibilities that were more important at the time. It was at that time he began to mature as a man as well as an artist. And even as a young father, Chevy never lost his love for music.
Chevy Shann Social Media
The 23-year-old moved out to L.A in 2016 from his hometown in the Bay Area. He pulls his influence from great's like Marvin Gaye & Amy Winehouse, and shows remnants of Justin Timberlake in his falsetto. Although Zak started off rapping, he's developed his own recognizable style of singing. Born a 90's baby, he carries a voice for the younger generations of our time. However, he speaks for a universal audience when he discusses his specific journey. Since moving to L.A, the young artist has linked up with Billboard Top 10 Producers like Nate "Impact" Jolley and assembled his debut Album. In 2018, Zak is prepared to tour the nation with a live band to promote this latest body of work titled "Better Days".
Socail Media For KJLH Account Executive, Rod Edwards: