O-shen

O-shen

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O-shen's latest album "Rising Son" has sold over 10,000 units in Hawaii alone. He also has songs featured in major motion pictures such as "50 First Dates." From hip-hop to dancehall to reggae to pacific style, O-shen's music is a journey through paradise with a powerful message.

Biography

O-shen’s musical career began in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). His first album was released into the PNG market in mid 1997. Although the record was only intended to be a demo, its uniqueness won nationwide recognition and resulted in O-shen’s local fame. Being the first PNG artist to rap in the local language had a big impact on the island music scene. Widely supported by the public, O-shen became somewhat of a musical ambassador for Papua New Guinea. O-shen’s first release was only marketed in PNG and other Melanesian island countries.
O-shen broke into the Hawaii music scene with his year 2000 release self titled “Iron Youth”. O-shen’s blend of reggae, hip hop, and contemporary sound won him the prestigious 2001 “Na Hoku Hanohano” award for reggae album of the year in Hawaii. The “Iron Youth” album was a hit throughout many island countries and helped establish O-shen’s music throughout the Pacific.
After some touring in the Pacific, O-shen released the album ‘Rascal in Paradise” which also gained popularity throughout the islands. “Through Away the Gun” is a song on the album “Rascal in Paradise” which was used in a major motion picture “Fifty first Dates”.
O-shen’s song “Free Island People” was a feature song on the GRAMMY nominated “Island Warriors” compilation. The compilation mostly featured local Hawaiian Reggae artists.
O-shen’s album “Kanaka Pacifica” just released in Papua New Guinea, went number one on the local charts and radio stations in PNG. Kanaka Pacifica was recorded with the legendary “Supasound Crew”.
O-shen’s album release titled “Rising Son” has recently been released under a new and upcoming label, Sharpnote Records. “Rising Son” shows off O-shen’s versatility with his music and sends a strong message through his conscious lyrics. “Burn It Up”, a sizzling dancehall head-bopping song, has hit radio stations all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, and England.
O-shen is currently recording his greatest creation yet. Once again teaming up with Sharpnote Records, O-shen’s new album will feature the likes of International reggae artists Third World and Elephant Man.

Lyrics

Cool Fever

Written By: O-shen

You know you look like satisfaction
and my reaction is attraction
I want to join in some relations
with such a beautiful creation
you are my major concentration
without a doubt no reservation
I’m coming real no imitation
loving with no hesitation

CHORUS:
Cool fever when you love me so
I’m feelin cool fever from the head to the toe
call me crazy but I gotta let you know
i neva felt like this before

So afraid of spendin my whole life alone
till you gave me company
deep inside my heart you know
you have a home
lovin unconditionally neva been a player
jus shoppin for my queen
neva know until you try
lovin how u always live your life so clean
shorty let me be your guy

RAP:
people I be makin them tunes
like a doctor fix wounds
and not a second to soon
so make room
as I resume
to consume
those who presume
and bring doom
from the womb
to the tomb
I got ya goons
in my zoom
so let me swoom to the 808 state
no need to comtemplate
lady's lookin great
ya got to love a mix plate
so I state my mind
rate you fine
come to make you mine
I true believer
you give me cool fever
every time

Deeper Look

Written By: O-shen

They can’t take away all my childhood memories,
Can’t take away all my different color family,
Can’t take away all the culture it’s a part of me, it’s a part of me, yeah.

CHORUS:
I no deal with nationality, just personality, everybody’s mixed, that’s reality.
I no deal no fasciality, down with supremacy, open up di people I make dem ah see, that you can’t judge a man like me, like a cover on a book, unless you take a deeper look.

Consciousness, yet it burns inside, like a fire in the night, see it far and wide.
Ignorance across the hills and seas.
You can find it in the freeze and in the palm trees.
Everywhere across the world internationally.
Stereotyping and dividing, what a folly.
Jolly is a man finding bliss in never knowing.
Unity’s a flower, got to keep on growing.

Where did I see all the inequality, I seen it everyday in the penitentiary,
Where did I see some inequality, yes I said seen it in the penitentiary.
Three long years while the sun stay setting.
Faced my fears and there’s no more regretting.
Babylon a try fi mek a racial category.
You from where you from and what is your life story.

LANGUAGE: NIUGINI PIDGIN
Kainkain kala barata bilo yumi.
Kainkain kala susa bilo yumi.
Kainkain kala poroman i stap nabaut, olsem na mi tokaut.
Mi no bisi long o lain i save kusai, mi kisim ol gutpela save bilo Rastafari.
Ol gutpela man mi lukim bai mi sekan,
tasol mi tanim het na givim baksait long ol konman.
Mi no bisi long ol Nogutman,
mi no bisi long ol bikhet man,
mi no save bisi long konman,
na ol geligeli tu mi no bisi, mi no bisi.
TRANSLATION: Many different colors of brothers and sisters,
Friends of all races, I don’t bother with backstabbers,
I receive inspiration through rastafari.
I will always shake a good man’s hand but give my back to a conman.
I don’t bother with obnoxious people. I don’t bother with evil people, and I don’t bother with girlie boys.

Discography

Pretty Wahine - Huge hit in Hawaii
Tropically Fine - Played on radio stations in Hawaii
Salt Water Anthem - Played on radio stations in Hawaii
Burn It Up - Played on radio stations in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and had some radio play in California
Throw Away the Gun- Played as a song in Adam Sandler's movie "50 First Dates"
Meri Lewa- Huge hit all over the pacific including Hawaii, Tahiti, PNG, and Guam.

Set List

Sets vary from 45 minutes to an hour.