I just learned so much.
From rags to riches, Oprah has become one of the most powerful and influential women in the world. With the recent finale to The Oprah Winfrey Show, Shaun Boothe pays tribute to the end of an era.
Shaun Boothe presents Part 7 of 12: the Unauthorized Biography of Oprah Winfrey
Having previously covered cultural icons such as: James Brown, Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, MLK Jr. & Obama, Jimi Hendrix & Sean Combs, Shaun’s next chapter will be Tupac Shakur.
Poised to be next on the list of Toronto Canada’s hottest new musical exports, Shaun Boothe separated himself from the pack with his critically acclaimed Unauthorized Biography Series.
Inspired by Nas’ tribute to Rakim, Boothe’s Bio Series videos summarize the lives and legacies of a wide variety of cultural icons in rhyme form. Getting blog love from Kanye West and tweets from Diddy himself – Boothe’s sixth icon to get the biography treatment for his ‘Huster’s Edition’- it’s clear that he’s getting the attention of the right people.
With a handful of singles floating around the net, the time has finally come for the release of Shaun’s first full body of work. Waiting Room is a compilation of previously released, unreleased and brand new material.
Boasting production from his go-to producer and cousin Nineteen85, along with a few self produced tracks, Boothe proves on every song to be an honest, thought-provoking wordsmith – Soulfood in a fast-food driven market.
“Oh, your shoes match your shirt – that’s fire/My actions match my words – that’s flyer”
The overall sound is big, musical, sample-driven and often pulls heavily on the raw and genuine emotions of a young kid climbing his way up and looking toward the stars.
“Never had a plan B, this is all I even planned to be”
In an industry where your live show can make you or break you, Shaun Boothe is renowned for his conceptual and highly interactive performances – many of which have graced the opening stages of concerts for multi-platinum artists, including Talib Kweli, Kardinal Offishall, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Snoop Dogg. Never satisfied with conforming to the norm, Boothe continually pushes the envelope in the live element of hip-hop. One can only imagine what a show it will be when his stars align and he moves from the side stage to center.
Waiting Room hits the street July 5th, 2011.