DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Shi – “To Be Shi”
In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Shi and her brand new EP titled To Be Shi.
Shi the young new artist to watch was born and raised in the Detroit Metropolitan area. However, both of her parents are of Jamaican heritage, her music is a touch of world music, R&B and pop, influenced by her reggae and motown roots.
To Be Shi is an expressive R&B EP that consists of heartbreak, social experiences, and life lessons while also incorporating the complex personality of the artist Shi herself. “CTRL” which is the first song on the Ep gives the listener a warm and inviting sensation allowing you to sit back, relax, and vibe with SHI. While also hitting you with the hidden intensity that the lyrics have to offer.
“Game Changer” and “ Love Me Now” open up the complicated relationships that the artist Shi has encountered as a teenager, feeding you organic emotions that might confuse a first time listener, but as you re- listen and dive deeper into the lyrics these convoluted love songs start to make sense and expose the development of young love in today’s society.
“Afro Puffs” is a coming of age song that highlights the development of Shi as a young West-Indian/ African American child. Showcasing the trials and tribulations of a young chocolate soul.
“Confused” recognizes the heartbreak in Shi’s life, from the over contemplation and regret that surfaces in the lyrics.
The last song, “SMOKE”, was created to halt the convoluting thoughts that are constantly mentioned within the EP. it’s simply a song of encouragement that carries nothing but raw emotion and a reminder that Shi don’t bangs with none of these hoes.
Listen to the full EP below: