Our musical radar has zeroed in on an artist emanating vibrant waves from Florida. Jamaican-born artist ShellChapo is progressively setting the dancehall pop scene on fire. Fueled by her deep roots and modern touch, ShellChapo continues to demonstrate that music, at its best, can be a conduit for transformation.
Born in Jamaica and now a resident of Florida, ShellChapo’s Dancehall/Dancehall Pop fusion is a breath of fresh air in the music industry. Having already made a significant impact on the USA iTunes reggae charts with ‘No Sleep’ debuting at #7 and her EP peaking at #14, ShellChapo’s music is resonating with a global audience.
ShellChapo, who has been in the music industry for nearly four years, creates a unique sonic blend of traditional dancehall elements interspersed with a modern rhythm. Participating in Jamaican-style rap battles on Vine was the catalyst for her creative journey and inspired her to make music.
In the constantly evolving music scene, ShellChapo sees an opportunity to marry the old school dancehall with contemporary undertones as her distinctive approach to creative expression. Her ambition is clear: to create an impactful international record and to establish herself firmly in the music landscape.
ShellChapo’s advice for the budding musicians is resoundingly positive. She believes anyone passionate about music should dive into it headfirst – after all, music has no boundaries, and there’s always an audience ready to embrace their unique sound.
Her personal favorite, “FRY,” exemplifies her unique style. Despite being advised to adopt a softer style, ShellChapo chose to coat hard-hitting lyrics in a soft, sweet melody, creating an intriguing dichotomy that reverberates her originality.
ShellChapo dreams of collaborating with the queen of rap, Nicki Minaj. Given the opportunity, she would also relish working with Masicka and, despite the associated controversy, Tory Lanez.
Recording a song for ShellChapo is an intimate process, carried out in a relaxed environment with minimal people. Preferring a couple of shots to lighten the mood, she maintains that too many opinions can lead to a creative disaster. Her approach is organic, allowing her music to flow naturally.
“FRY,” produced by Hitgruves, is part of her Half Bad EP, released in February. According to ShellChapo, the song represents her journey of balancing external advice with her inner artist. It showcases her ability to deliver softer vocals without sacrificing the edginess of her lyrical content.
ShellChapo is an artist who respects her origins while effortlessly adapting to contemporary trends. Her music, imbued with passion and dedication, earmarks her as a compelling figure in the dancehall pop world. As the industry eagerly anticipates what this promising artist will create next, you can follow ShellChapo’s journey on her social media and music platforms (links to be provided).
Stay tuned for more of ShellChapo’s artistic evolution and her imprint on the dancehall pop scene.