Shane Eagle & YoungstaCPT release single & video for AMMO

AMMO is an expression of rhythmic force reserved for two independent MC’s, unified in the midst of a “world reset” to supersede the current format of anarchy. In this context, an insuppressible duo – Shane Eagle and YoungstaCPT link up for a long awaited collaboration as a lyrical offering to the globe, where the connection of their realms speak for a multifocal cause. Produced by upcoming producer ShaneyJ, AMMO is here to strengthen the idea of embracing a rebirth of creation in the midst of the consistent apothegm, “history repeats itself”, reinstating the case of human fallacy.

The visual is set on the streets of Cape Town and is shot from an aerial perspective of a city landscape, directed by visual artist Nicole Swartz as a maze, with Alfonzo Franke guiding the camera. As the artiste’s navigate a new era, they simultaneously maintain their role of rewriting barriers of expression. An extension includes a subtle thread to the narrative and is reflected in interchanging scenes that captures the rappers climb on the grounds of the historical “East Fort” site, intentionally scouted by filmmaker Imraan Christian as a symbol for the collapse of previously enforced ideologies that continues to affect the people of South Africa today.

In retrospect, the song makes a full circle swing for the artists to fire away with ammunition, as they forge onto the introduction of their individual upcoming projects. As such, Shane Eagle aims to advance the platinum status of internationally acclaimed mixtape “DarkMoonFlwr” whilst YoungstaCPT surpasses endurance in the arrangement of an unprecedented upcoming 31st project.

AMMO Single OUT NOW
Watch AMMO Video Here

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Shane Eagle – Xenergy : The Final Saga

Shane Eagle emerges as a pioneer for the future of entertainment with his latest visual offering titled “Xenergy: The Final Saga”. As the owner and founder of an independent record label, Shane Eagle teams up with a talented group of young artists, graphic designers and film makers, who have dedicated their time and energy to create this inner world experience.

A selection of “fan favorite” tracks have been singled out from the acclaimed mixtape DarkMoonFlwr (DMF) to compile a series of Live Performances that has been built on the anticipation for a “Shane Eagle – DarkmoonFlwr Tour”, initially planned for this year. The compilation of performances have been structured as Visual Album to premiere exclusively on Apple Music as an extended narrative to Shane’s interview on “Rap Life” with their very own Beats 1 Radio host Ebro Darden.

The compilation consists of 7 Live Performances that take place in a simulated world herein referred to as “Xenergy”. According to the artist, “Xenergy” is described as “a meditative space in time, which prevails in the mind state of one who has found a balance between chaos and peace”. Each of the songs are thus performed in a different scenario, drawn from the archive of his memories of feeling a sense of loss, pain, hope, inspiration and gratitude – all expressed in the making of DMF.

The first focal track to be shared from the playlist (Friday, 2nd October) is “Up 1” Ft. Lute from Dreamville. The song was created as an expression for the loss of a dear loved one that Shane endured while simultaneously experiencing one of the highlight’s of his career – traveling Europe with Bas and Lute from the Dreamville team for the “Milky Way Tour” early last year. The performance visual thus depicts the artist rising above murky water, elevating towards the stars in a state of alienation from the rest of the world in order to grapple with the duality of his reality. It is in this way that the artist aims to represent the importance of continuing to pursue a path of self-reliance and independence throughout his career, that is less travelled by most. As such, the expression of “Up 1” presents the idea of turning your losses into victories – and is especially relevant in a time where loss has been the common experience for 2020.

The second focal track “Whispering to the Moon” Ft. TheHics features the London based duo Sam Paul Evans who features on the post production; and Roxane Barker on the vocals. The collaboration aligned organically for Shane from their introduction to each other on the Milkyway Tour. The visual drops Friday, 9th October where the artist is seen performing in an isolated space, with only a pink fluorescent moon to confide in. It aims to presents the idea of hope for signs of a greater purpose behind life’s adversaries and serves as a reminder that you are never truly alone in your dark times.

Representing his partnership with Ellesse (SA), Shane Eagle is seen wearing a special costume (or “spacesuit”) decorated with custom painted video game character badges, who have inspired and informed his artistic development since his early childhood days. It is in this way that the notion of him traveling through the past, present and future version of his reality is conveyed through his attire as well.

The full visual album drops on the one year anniversary for DMF which is Friday, 16th October where performances for the tracks Zaire, Storytime, Vanya and June are released to pay homage to what DMF has embodied for Shane and his fans. Additionally, as an incentive to reveal a teaser for his upcoming body of work, the artist has included one unreleased song titled “Racks Talk” prod. by Gemini Maejor as the last track in the visual album plus the full audio single version for his fans to enjoy as he enters the next phase of his musical journey.

Xenergy: The Final Saga
List of Credits:

Created By: Shane “Eagle” Hughes
Produced By: Eagle Ent
Executively Produced By: Nicole Swartz
Directed By: Shane “Eagle” Hughes
Co- Director: Tebogo “GraphixGuy” Laka
Assistant Film Director: Imraan Christian
Creative & Art Direction: Nicole Swartz
Visual Effects Editor: Tebogo “GraphixGuy” Laka
Custom Costume Design: ArtCodeIsData “ACID”
Sounds By: WEZ
Live Sound Engineer: Stage Tech & Dave Sampson Solutions
Additional Live Sound Mixes: Jason Sampson

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The Innovate Shane Eagle, Hits it Hard with Xenergy : The Final Saga

Shane has his aspirations set way beyond being the owner and founder of an independent record label. Shane keeps it all relevant and innovative in his latest project by teaming up some very talented young artists. Graphic designers and film makers alongside Shane have collectively contributed their skills, time and energy to produce Shane’s latest offering of an inner world experience.

This concept release is very timely as we know the world will operate as a new ‘normal’ going forward due to the pandemic and its restrictions affecting the music industry amongst others. As an artist, Shane has adapted yet again, his innovation and desire to keep producing exceptional music has not waivered, his drive always includes satisfying his loyal fan base. Continuing their belief in Shane, ellesse has partnered with Shane to ensure his latest concept is released, this, his first ever virtual tour and more especially, of his most loved music from his mixtape DarkMoonFlwr.

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A selection of “fan favorite” tracks were singled out from the acclaimed mixtape to compile  a  series  of  Live  Performances  of DarkMoonFlwr.

This due to the fact that Shane was not able to tour and perform DarkmoonFlwr Tour, scheduled for this year. The compilation of performances have been structured as Visual Album to premiere exclusively on Apple Music as an extended narrative to Shane’s interview on “Rap Life” with  their very own Beats 1 Radio host Ebro Darden.

The compilation consists of 7 Live Performances that take place in a simulated world herein referred to as “Xenergy”. According to the artist, “Xenergy” is described as “a meditative space in time, which prevails in the mind state of one who has found a balance between chaos and peace”. Each of the songs are thus performed in a different scenario, drawn from the archive of his memories of feeling a sense of loss, pain, hope, inspiration and gratitude – all expressed in the making of DarkMoonFlwr.

Additionally, as an incentive to reveal a teaser for his upcoming body of work, Shane Eagle has included one unreleased song titled “Racks Talk” prod. by Gemini Maejor in “Xenergy” for his fans to enjoy as he enters the next phase of career.

The brand ellesse never ceases to be impressed by the energy, commitment and devotion Shane has for his craft.

Since is childhood, Shane has been an ellesse fan and completing the circle of association, has been an ellesse Brand Ambassador since the early days of his rise to fame in his performce career. Yellow, his first album, set the relationship in motion. We believe Shane Eagle fans will love his latest project and we wish him well.

List of Credits:

  • Created By: Shane “Eagle” Hughes
  • Produced By: Eagle Ent Executively Produced By: Nicole Swartz Directed By: Shane “Eagle” Hughes
  • Co- Director: Tebogo “GraphixGuy” Laka Assistant Film Director: Imraan Christian Creative & Art Direction: Nicole Swartz
  • Visual Effects Editor: Tebogo “GraphixGuy” Laka Custom Costume Design: ArtCodeIsData “ACID” Sounds By: WEZ
  • Live Sound Engineer: Stage Tech & Dave Sampson Solutions
  • Additional Live Sound Mixes: Jason Sampson
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Ebro in South Africa an exclusive interview with Shane Eagle

Rap Life: Ebro in South Africa special covering Ebro’s recent trip to the country and interview with Shane Eagle launches Friday 24th Jan on Apple Music worldwide.

This is Apple Music’s first project of it’s kind internationally.

Apart from massive support in South Africa, it is also is being heavily supported in the USA and across our international markets.

This is a wonderful introspective view on Shane Eagle’s international profile and taking South African music to a global audience.

Watch the FULL Rap Life: Ebro in South Africa special on Apple Music which includes an exclusive interview with Shane Eagle.

Link: http://applemusic.com/EbroInSA

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Shane Eagle Releases Border Breaking Debut Mixtape – Dark Moon Flower

Coming off his critically acclaimed, award winning debut album Yellow and the self reflective and reminiscent Never Grow Up EP, Shane Eagle takes a more global approach on his debut mixtape Dark Moon Flower.

“It is a bridge between two worlds, it shows that there is no measurable level to what you can achieve, just cause of where you are from” – Shane Eagle

Displaying his signature lyricism over textured production, Eagle explores love, grief and growth alongside theMIND, Bas, lute, Kota the Friend, J-Tek, Santi, Caleborate & The Hics – and even trading bars with Nasty C on “PARIS” while exploring new sounds with patrickxxlee on “Evolve”.

Although delivered as a mixtape, the 23 track offering is built around themes that speak directly to his recent life experiences.

“Dark Moon Flower is the next part of my journey, it’s a part of the story, there is 23 songs on the project, each representing a year of my life, each song represents a stage of evolution and what I had to do to get to this point.” – Shane Eagle

The concept of light not being able to live without the darkness is one which is explored throughout the body of work, from a production and content perspective, we are introduced into the world that Eagle has created for his fans to find their zen and identify their power.

“Instead of letting my experiences become my downfall, I kind of use them as my strength. The things that were supposed to derail me actually gave me direction, telling my story and putting the truth into my music is what has gotten me to this point.” – Shane Eagle

Dark Moon Flower was released on the 16th October 2019 and is available on all digital stores worldwide.

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Shane Eagle Drops Debut Album Titled “Yellow”

After recording for over a year and a half and pushing himself to spaces that no HipHop artist has dared to go in Africa, Shane Eagle has finally delivered his long awaited debut album.

The album comes with a track list full of new music, which is a clear indication of his approach to creating an album being one of a conceptual nature, from beginning to the end of the album you can hear Shane’s story, growth, challenges, trails and triumphs. The album sounds like a well put together piece of art and not just a track list of “radio singles”.

South African hiphop has grown over the last 5 years, there is no doubt about that. However, the industry is still young and will be going through various developments in the coming years. “Yellow” has just added a new dimension to South African hiphop, a dimension that has never been visited by any artist on the continent.

By dropping an album of this nature Shane Eagle has opened the doors to a realm of hiphop that wont only change the way South African hiphop fans consume music but will definitely solidify Shane Eagle as the leader in the world of African hiphop.

If you haven’t listened to Yellow, you can purchase it or stream it right here:

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