Shaun Boothe
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Shaun Boothe

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Comedy Hip Hop

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Press


"Shaun Boothe wins Freshmen Video on MTVU"

Winner for his video for 'Poor Boy' - MTVU


"Boothe puts the 'rap' in 'biography'."

see picture in photo gallery. - Globe & Mail


Discography

Waiting Room (2012) Honest Music
The Beginnings - EP (2008)

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Bio

Poised to be next on the list of Toronto Canada's hottest new musical exports, Shaun Boothe separated himself from the pack with his critically acclaimed Unauthorized Biography Series, and Live Your Legacy speaker series.

Inspired by Nas tribute to Rakim, Boothes Bio Series videos summarize the lives and legacies of a wide variety of cultural icons in rhyme form. Getting blog love from Kanye West and tweets from Diddy himself - Boothes sixth icon to get the biography treatment for his Husters Edition - its clear that hes getting the attention of the right people. The success of these culturally educational pieces inspired Boothe's recent appearances across Canada as an inspirational lecture leader at high schools, colleges, and universities.

In an industry where your live show can make you or break you, Shaun Boothe is renowned for his conceptual and highly interactive performances many of which have graced the opening stages of concerts for multi-platinum artists, including Talib Kweli, Kardinal Offishall, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and Snoop Dogg. Never satisfied with conforming to the norm, Boothe continually pushes the envelope in the live element of hip-hop. One can only imagine what a show it will be when his stars align and he moves from the side stage to center.

Accomplishments:

*Co-Hosted Much Musics RapCity for a Black History Month Bio Series
*Closing speaker at Upper Canada College's 30th Annual World Affairs Conference (2013).
*Closing speaker at the Crestwood Human Rights and Tolerance Symposium (2012).
*Video for Let Me Go nominated for an 2012 MMVA
*Mixtape Waiting Room nominated for Stylus 2012 Artist Mixtape of the Year
*Single Let Me Go feat. Lykke Li nominated for Stylus 2012 video of the Year
*Selected to showcase at Midem, February 2012 (Cannes, France)
*Opened for Nas & Lauren Hill at Rock The Bells, Molson Amphitheatre (Sept 8th, 2011)
*Song The Good Life featured in nationwide Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise commercial. (TV & Radio, Summer 2011)
* Hosted MuchMusics RapCity (April 2011)
* Released video for single Music Man featuring New York singer and former MTV VJ Amanda Diva
* Released single Concepts featuring legendary New York hip-hop artist Talib Kweli
* Released video for hit single Poor Boy and released remix featuring Kardinal Offishall
* Poor Boy single was nominated for Best Rap Single of the Year at the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards
* Toured across Canada opening for Talib Kweli + Hi-Tek (Reflection Eternal) June, 2010
*Toured across Canada headlining his own Hip Hop in 3D Tour February, 2010
* Creator of the internationally-acclaimed Unauthorized Biography Series, praised by industry heavyweights such as Sean Diddy Combs, Kanye West and Swizz Beats
*Toured across Canada opening for Kardinal Offishall February, 2009
*Toured across Canada opening for critically acclaimed hip-hop group Atmosphere April, 2009
*Won National Yahoo! Upyours Music Video Competition, winning $35,000 in cash and prizes (May 2007)
*Won the fiercely-coveted, nationwide MuchMusic Temp Competition, received $25,000 towards a car & $5,000 spending money
*Won nationwide My Block competition put on by Def Jam/Universal where his song One By One was featured on 500 pieces of vinyl distributed across Canada by Universal Music
*Single One by One was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the UMAC Awards
*Video for the song One by One peaked at #1 on MuchVIBE and peaked at #3 on the RapCity countdown and charted in the top 30 on all the commercial radio stations across Canada
*Showcased on MuchMusic/DownLo for spearheading the first of its kind event called The Barbershop Show