What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
Shakasroc consists of three members Njomane the last Maverick , Homie im Professional and Zulu Sanchez . Njomane the last Maverick is the vocalist of the group , Njomane grew up in Durban South Africa for most of his schooling as did the other members . The most important experience was moving to Joburg in 2012 . He left home to continue his education as a marketing student . In 2016 he left his education in persuit of his love for Music. Njomane is the Founder of Shakasroc . Homie im Professional is the brother of Njomane the last Maverick and the next member . Professional started sound at the age of 13 . At 19 He furthered his education in Joburg , studying Sound engineering . Professional made the decision to leave his education . Professional is the producer of the group the engineer and Director of shakasroc . Professional has always had a passion for music . Finally Zulu Sanchez took an active interest in music at an early age . At the age of 17 left school for music . He has been refining his craft ever since . Zulu Sanchez is the Ceo of shakasroc . He is also the Instrumentalist of the group . The stars aligned and all the pieces of the puzzle landed into place
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
2016 was the year we decided to take action . There is integrity in our music . We built every part of our music ourselves , we believe in hard work . That is our message
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
We have been inspired by Kendrick Lamar , Jay Z and Jimmi Hendrix
The artist we would enjoy collaborating with is Andre 3000 , he oozes cool . We like his sound , flows and lyrics . His achievements speak for themselves . His music is absolutely brilliant .
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
The internet has made it possible to connect people . The influence of hip hop has grown . And the future is looking bright . We firstly recognize that there has been a growth in the sales and listenership of hip hop . Hip hop and pop artirts collaborating . With that considered we believe that it has diluted the lyricism of hip hop . The trap movement has captivated the hip hip movement . We question the longevity . We also believe that the trap movement has created lazy and uninspired work .
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
The release of our second single and our forthcoming E.P. We are excited by the prospects of taking out more music .
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
We intend on being based in los Angeles, that will enable us to compete in the global market and bring our music over to a much wider audience.
We feel that the uniqueness of our sound will captivate the hearts of music lovers across the globe. With this in mind we will introduce our events company, that will host innovative events with a rich cultural infusion.
Shakasroc will look to expand the sound by collaborating with artists from various musical backgrounds and genres.
Merchandise will be made available at events and online.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
Within the next 3 years we will have completed our second album and will be in preparation for our third. We have a positive outlook that i our music will touch a lot of people around the globe. Penetrating the film and television industry, Through directing scores, synchronising music with film and series, cameo appearances.
Taking our events company to the next level, through a world tour.
Fashion stores & a online fashion retailers. Investing in other industries other than the entertainment industry.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
Memories, our first single. The song memories is a representation of our surroundings. Its a song simply about us finding music . It is our introduction which is stated in the song ” since youre watching dont die , we have plenty for you to see”
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
Our music is amazing . Its literally the greatest ever . Join the #shakasarmy
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Art , tranquil , progressive , inspired and motivated
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
Our array of sounds . We have live instruments , digital instruments . Each member is multi talented . Our surroundings are different and so is our viewpoint . Hence our music is different
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
Firstly we advise that quality outlasts quantity . Have a plan , as detailed and solid as possible . Break it down to minor victories , however defeat is apart of any winning campaign . Do not dispise the value of each small step . Finally we advise that you set high standards , have your eyes on winning .
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
People can reach us on :
People can download or stream our single on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal and other major retailers.
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
Thank you , we hope you like it . Many big things are ahead