Shane Eagle came to the notice of Nigerian music listeners after a standout turn on Santi’s defining single, “Rapid Fire”. The compelling nature of his self-assured and introspective verse is representative of his growing, stellar discography. In 2017, the South African rapper released his debut project, ‘Yellow’, then followed it up with ‘Never Grow Up.”, a 7-song EP released last December.
Last week, Shane shared the details for a new project, titled ‘Dark Moon Flower’, which is set to drop on October 16, the 23-song track list is packed with a diverse array of features. The tape will feature contributions from Nasty C, PatricKxxLee, Resarn, J-Tek, theMIND, Kota The Friend, Caleborate and Dreamville rapper Lute. Completing the line-up, he reprises collaborations with Santi and Dreamville rapper Bas—both artists are on the album’s 15th track, “Nunya”.
Dark Moon Flower – October 16th
my debut mixtape Cover and tracklist.
my gift to y’all for being patient.
art by Nicole Black
This project features some of my favorite artists from all around the world. Sleepless nights spent , pre order drop on Friday pic.twitter.com/iuCLGbBoij
— Eagle (@Shane_Eagle) October 1, 2019
To raise expectations, he recently shared the tape’s opening track, “BLACK”, as its lead single. Driven by a rumbling, Lo-Fi Trap beat, the song finds Shane in confident mode, with lyrics referencing his thriving career as an indie artist, and also sneering at his naysayers. “You drop your shit and it’s wack, I drop my shit and it last”, he dismissively raps.
In the accompanying black-and-white video for “BLACK”, Shane is seen performing his lyrics with a carefree attitude, on the streets at night. There’s a cameo from Bas, as well as performance footage from his time on tour with the Dreamville rapper earlier this year.
See Shane Eagle in “Black” here.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Shane Eagle
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