Show & Prove Presents…Soundcheck [Editor’s Note: Soundcheck is not an XXL Magazine or XXLMag.com co-sign. It offers a platform for up-and-coming artists to be heard. You be the judge.]

Name: Shaya

Years Of Experience: "Been rize'n and grindin for 10+ years/"

Hometown: Bay Area, CA.

Musical Influences: Marvin Gaye, Pete Rock, Stevie Wonder, Common, Nas, and Gil Scott-Heron

Favorite Rap Album: Fear Itself by Casual and Death Certificate by Ice Cube

Sales Pitch: "Extra, extra! Food for thought! You hungry?"

Shaya "Thinking Cap"
[Audio:http://www.xxlmag.com/files/2008/07/11-thinking-capbangers.mp3]

http://www.myspace.com/theroyalseal

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