Contrary to the southern regions generating todays popular music, the west coast is home to some of the most respected story tellers in the music industry. Recording artist Shaany LaBrea hails from the greater Los Angeles area (Crenshaw District to be exact). LaBrea was born in Inglewood and wears it with pride, his music definitely reps the fact he’s spent most his adult life in and out of the 'Wood. "Big Bro", which officially released February 24th, 2023, is Mr. LaBrea in his absolute prime.
This may be your first hearing of Shaany, but he is definitely no stranger to the game. His debut album "The City Life is My Life" was released January 1st, 2004 via SounKing Music. It features respected names such as Damani Nkosi, James DeBarge & Mic Holden on the features. The project was well received and is in rotation today.
"So United" featuring Inglewood recording artist Low Blow was officially released October 18th, 2022. It features production from hip hop legend DJ Khalil. Self-explanatory, Shaany and Low are looking to unite the streets against everything from corruption to haters.
The follow-up single "Up&Down" features a visual with a cameo of the infamous Nelson Liquor Land on the legendary La Brea Avenue in the Inglewood/Los Angeles Area.
You can preview the full album here, but make sure you purchase your copy on bandcamp, iTunes or amazon.
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