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The best kept secret in music


"Eminem of Tha South"

You must be trippin', folk.
$ham don't give a damn about the critics.
Go to the streets of tha A if you wanna know what's really han-na-nin! - The Hood


Here I Go -EP *Available for purchase at www.baylostore.com/shamrock.html

1. Here I Go
2. Tha Truth
3. Try Harda
4. Right Here
5. All-Around
6. Jakes On My Case
7. Money Sign H
8. My Story
9. Down Ta Ride
10. Memorial Dr.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Every now and then a young and hungry rhyme-spitter emerges from the faceless, nameless sea of rappers to offer hope in the form of a fresh, new flow. The hip-hop breeding ground that is Zone 6 of Atlanta has delivered yet another talent. Only this time, it is a little different.

Already dubbed the "Eminem of the South" by his local following, 23 year-old $hamrock, born Timothy Rasmussen, brings a different perspective to say the least. "I rep for that one white dude in the trap, in the hood, playing hoops, in the club, who just don't know anything else. I get down with the best of em."

Raised in Decatur, GA and Conyers, GA on the eastside of Atlanta, "$ham" learned early on that rap was a powerful force. "Everyone always doubted me when they first saw me like 'oh he a lame' and 'why he here' and shit like that. When people heard me rap, it was like my acceptance."

In between earning Varsity letters and tearing down lunch cafeteria sessions in high school, $ham managed to earn numerous scholarships to attend college. Taking his act to the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, it was there that $ham made his rap visions a reality. After winning the first talent show he ever entered, $ham earned a gig opening for The Roots and Sleepy Brown. As he tells it, that opportunity was the final push he needed.

"That was it for me. I had the whole school telling me I'm tight and that I'm gone make it and blow up and be rich. I promised Moms that I would get my degree and then I would chase my dream to get signed. She and my Pops gave me their blessing and that was that."

Making good on his promise, $hamrock earned his Journalism degree in May 2005. Immediately following he moved to Stone Mountain, GA to record a 10-track EP with local producers Ribah and Luney Tunes at Track House Studios. The result of those sessions is $ham's debut EP Here I Go, a hard-hitting, lyrical trunk-rattler that was completed in early 2006.

For 2006, $hamrock has his sights set on stardom. After securing on-line distribution for Here I Go, $ham is looking to perform some of his EP at the 2006 Atlantis Music Conference to be held in October in Atlanta, GA. Until then, it's all about the grind.

"I basically think that I will get out what I put in. The harder I work and the more opportunities I go after, its more likely I will get my shine. It's all about that hustle and flow, pimpin'."