Lexx, Coda, Nassus, Foots and Shon P

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My name is Shon Shanton Pennerman.  I was born on September 3rd 1989 in the city of Nassau, on the Island of New Provide, in The Bahamas.  I grew up with a lot of Brothers so my childhood was filled with fights and sports.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I began rapping from age 7, they were not original songs, but once I learned a new rap song I would alter it for fun and perform it my own way.  Rap got me into music, but I didn’t start studying music and play instruments until I turned 13.  A lot of people believe that music is an easy subject to learn but it isn’t.  Eventually, I developed enough musical abilities to start my own band, Jam Session.  At this point, I had no managing skills or strong desire to be a leader.  All I knew was that I still wanted to become a rap Artist and in addition to that, I had individuals looking at me for work and progress.  If I was unable to keep up with everything I may have lost my band.  So I googled and went to the library everyday until I got an understanding of how the music industry works.  With this knowledge I developed my band, making enough business transactions to create a music career for myself and created my own plan to bring my artistry to the forefront.  I used my band to produce events and as a bridge to network with some of the biggest music industry personnel in The Bahamas.  At one of these events I met a radio personality called Jay Isaac’s, who was impressed with my talent and ability.  This happen in July of 2016 and the event was MAVs.  I didn’t know Jay at all, but I knew he may have been the connect that I was looking for, so together we produced a great song call GTFOH (Get The Fuck Outta Here).  I did not only use this venture to get to know him, his team and production quality, but to showcase enough talent and cooperation to proof that I’m the artist he need to work with.  After the success of this single I joined his team and we create Savage 100 the record label.  From that point it has been non stop production, promotion, development and performing.  In 1 year so much has happened, but this is only the beginning.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

As a musician and artist, the hardest thing was proving I was worth an individual’s time.  I have no doubt in my mind that I was talented, but so many individuals in my age set came before me and did bad business or displayed unpolished talent and left a negative generalization of young Rap Artist and Musicians behind.  As a Rap Artist and musician, I had to find ways to show that I’m different and change the perception.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

There are many different projects I could tell you about, but for now I’ll go with All Mine – Charisa ft. Shon P.  Charisa is the lead singer of my band (Jam Session) and she always had dreams of becoming an artist.  She approached me about a song she began working on by herself and wanted some assistance.  So I assisted her with the story line of the song and theme.  Afterwards we gave our idea to Chavez Park (former keyboard player of Jam Session) and he produced the track for the song.  From this point we took the idea and track to Jay Isaacs (owner of savage100) for recording and video production. This song was and still is a great collaboration piece between all the hands that where involved.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

In my opinion I haven’t been in this music industry long.  I’ve been working in this industry for almost 5 years making a name for my self as a musician, manager n booking agent.  Only for a little over a year now I’ve been releasing music and being recognized as an artist.  Yes I have been writing songs and showcasing my talent from a very young age, but I never considered my self an artist until I began making money and being recognized for it.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I honestly can’t say that I’m inspired by just one thing, because so many factors in my life motivate me.   Music was always a passion for me.  Its always been fun.  It’s always been something I enjoyed doing, so I was easily motivated to want to create more and experiment.  On the other hand, after getting into the music industry I realized how much I enjoyed being organized, doing business and seeing progress.  So developing my product inspires me as well.  Making songs more relatable, bettering the quality of recorded music and videos, or even freestyling.  I guess what inspires me the most is being apart of something I love doing.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Well lol! My secret is before putting words to paper as the chorus, verse or bridge I would normally sit my corner with a pen and a paper to brain storm about the topic.  I think about the story line, statements I want to say, the mood, ways I want to approach the track is there is one, and most importantly I try to give every line I state a sense of fantasy and reality.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Dear Jhene Aiko/you fine piece of something good! I see you.  Thanks for being a fan I really appreciate it.  Paradise is just a text message away.  Come see me fa once LOL!!!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

This industry isn’t always good or fair to everyone, but don’t stop what your doing.  As artist we reach out to other’s with our music, some reach millions and some only reach one.  What I’m saying is that all of us affect someone.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Before I graduated from school I wrote and performed a lot of music, but I never released or recorded any of it.  After graduating from C.V Bethel I recorded and release my first song and it was a called “Music Rock”.  It was hype and it got me a lot of attention, but I didn’t know what to do next with it so eventually that hype died.  A couple years later I recorded and released a number of well produced songs like “B.A Baby”, “Here I am”, “My Love ft. Sketch” and “Together ft. A Major”, but they still lacked the level of hustle and promotion needed to make them last.  Soon after I connected with Jay Isaacs and a line of singles GTFOH, Bang, I’m me and All Mine ft. Charisa.  Immediately after these singles, we released the Savage 100 mix tape with songs like “2nite” and “M.C.G.T”.  Few months later and we’re preparing to release The Savage 100 group album “This Is Life”, but believe me, this is only the Beginning.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Personally, I would prefer writing at home and walking in the studio as prepared as possible, but when working on large projects with a time limit you find yourself in the studio editing verses, jumping on another individual song and starting something new, so it can’t be avoided.  Writing in a studio is effective because there isn’t any distraction or other task to complete; the force is the song so most conversations will only add to what you’re writing even when you get stuck.  The producer or studio engineer also played a big role in my records because in the passed I was paired with a lot of producers who don’t have much advice or opinions on my sound and what I could say differently.  Fortunately, as of lately I worked with great producers who have ideas, opinion and don’t mind taking a minute to try something different.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

I look up to J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z , Eminem and Anderson Paak.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’ve met and collaborated with a few artists, but the most memorable in my opinion was Angel Alei, Coda, Nassas, Foots, Sketch, Charisa and Lexx.  Looking at the future, there are two artists from my city I would like to work with, Meedz and Juda the Lion.  Internationally, if I was given the opportunity I would jump to work with Jhene Aiko, Big Sean, Missy Elloit, Drake and Anderson Paak.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Facebook: TheRealShonP

https://m.facebook.com/therealShonP/?tsid=0.32013295427031374&source=result

Instagram: TheRealShonP

https://www.instagram.com/therealshonp/?hl=en

Twitter: TheRealShonP

https://mobile.twitter.com/therealshonp

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Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Name.

Koardero Capron

Country of birth.

Nassau, Bahamas 

Date of birth.

September 10th 1986

Childhood experience.

Grew up in yellow elder and Bernard road with both parents and multiple sisters and brothers but it wasn’t a traditional family to say the least. My mother was a teacher that was a cult like Christen that I never heard say 1 bad word or even got angry. My father was a so called “pastor” to many but just an evil, hateful, selfish cheating man in my eyes. We have a preschool and an old folk’s home and my dad would make sweethearts out of all the women that worked for us and have many kids outside of his and my mother’s marriage (that she still accepted and took care of). Financially we’ve never “needed” for anything but you’d think growing up with both parents that are business owners and successful in the 80’s and 90’s would be easy but it wasn’t. Yellow Elder most definitely toughened me and my brothers up; I remember ducking bullets as a child and watching my brothers fighting daily and hiding under cars from gunshots. My childhood was strangely surreal but really built my character.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Basically just 10 years of developing myself and my music. I can give a long history of things some would say are accomplishments but to me everything I’ve done ain’t shit lol. Today, here and now is where it begins for me as a complete artist.

 

Artsit’s name.

Nassus (Koar)

 

Musical background:

Formally Kilo Grams.

 

Experience:

Again 10 year of just developing myself. I’ve performed over 300 times within that period, twice in the U.S.

 

Skills:

Ultra Instinct rap skills, word play, relatable and socially conscious. I can be lyrical, clever and tell a story without doing what maybe 93% of rappers do…..lying.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Hip hop is and will always be a form of expression weather for good or negative. Some have the media and other controlled platforms to tell their sorry or push a narrative but all we really have is music so I choose to use it for more than just (shake dat ass, get money, fuck bitches, pop pills).

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician.

Firstly this is and never will be about the money to me. Again it’s more than just (shake dat ass, get money, fuck bitches, pop pills), It’s also not (bey I can rap bey I better than niggas) because if it was I’d have ascended to heaven already as rap god or something. I feel a greater responsibility knowing people are listening so I’m not about to be feeding niggas ears no bullshit. My country is a graveyard of skills, talent and unfulfilled dreams; we see nothing beyond our neighborhoods and see any global feet as “just a dream”. The success of having international musicians and creating a thriving music industry here means so much for our country economically(by creating multi-millionaires that can bring help build up and invest in the country) and can also have a mental shift for the future generations that you don’t have to dream you can live, you don’t have to feel stupid for not wanting a traditional service industry job but you can turn your natural talent and skill into your job. So maybe I answered or maybe I didn’t but to me that the kind of musician I am, one that does everything to help make those things a reality.

Tell us the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Personally none but there are a lot of who knows who or who’s cool with who that can make or break you if you’re only in it for popularity but ain’t really shit. We all have to see this bigger than ourselves to be a successful music industry (artist, club and radio Dj’s, radio and TV talent, promoters)

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Shit idk lol I’ve never had a real hit, getting played on the radio in The Bahamas ain’t shit nigga. There’s a difference between a local and an international hit I think and truthfully I’m no music god that can give the exact formula because I don’t think there is one. While music can be programmed to make people like it by just constant play and extreme marketing I don’t think the song matters in those cases. If it’s organic then it’s just the feeling it gives the people and timing because you can’t make folks connect with music especially if it’s trash.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

I wanna be free. Love is the greatest thing ever. We need unity. Stop hating. It’s OK to not have an opinion. You can like more than one thing. Aliens are real but low key they may be demons so don’t loan ET your bike.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Stop giving too much of a fuck about what people have to say. Keep getting better because if niggas who liked peanut butter didn’t try putting jam on that bread too we wouldn’t have pb and j nigga. Stop rapping if you suck and become an electrician shit.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

 My album Janus still is the best album ever from my country and it’s free so you free shit loving niggas go to my SoundCloud and listen then pay me for blessing you. I’m going on my first tour soon with Savage 100 so I’ll get back to y’all on that. 

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

My music is being played a lot of places on a lot of stations but I particularly love when just normal folks from all over the world fuck with it. I’m humbled by anyone listening let alone thousands so from the Dj’s to radio personalities to a nigga name Ishmel in Bangladesh, I appreciate you.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Well for me normally what I do is get a concept of what I want or I sit down and really think about it meticulously. Some days i just kind a write random bars and put it together. I’m the write on the spot and then go record the song in 20 minutes i just kind of started doing that shit when is I started working with Savage. So now studio sessions kind of quick these days but normally I love to take my time writing music recording music sitting back and listening to it to make sure I fix all of the mistakes anything that I want to change or Takeaway, that’s normally my process in the recording.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

I don’t have idols but as far as artist I looked up to growing up or before I started to doing music and record, Tupac is on the top of my list for me he will always be more than just music more than just a rapper more than just an artist. 50Cent, Nas, Jeezy and later in my life Jay-Z because I hated that nigga because Nas did lol when I was around 22 I realized that I was a hating ass nigga and Jay-Z is possibly the greatest rapper on any planet.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

This about me right now them nigga probably somewhere doing lil less dope shit than interviewing me right now.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.twitter.com/1koar

www.facebook.com/1koar

Instagram: 1koar

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Every day that I am able to wake up healthy and able to continue to try to improve myself as a person as a husband as a father as a musician in my career is a good day for me. We really should have shit to complain about really not when you wake up and you’re still able to try to improve yourself every day not really 100% a slave maybe 85% but not 100%. Millions of people out there that have a very bad life and when you’re able to make ends meet and help your family and feed your family every day and you don’t have to worry about where the next meal is coming from then I’d say that’s a good day. I suffer from depression and I don’t like to use the word suffer from because it makes you seem kind of a slave to this mental thing, that when you consider yourself a strong person you don’t really want to say you suffer from something that you can control. But I’m medically bipolar but fuck the doctors by the way, so I have days where I do get depressed you know, when thinking about my sons physical and mental disability because of his accident is kind of hard. I’d put it like this, like Young Jeezy said minus the bullshit life’s great.

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Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

My real name is Jacoda ,kendary, jervain Adams and I was born in Nassau Bahamas, but my childhood experience wasn’t one of the typical Bahamian because at the age of two I left Nassau and moved to Hollywood Florida, where I grew up influenced by rappers like Young Joc ,Lil Wayne , Jay Z and more and when I wasn’t listening to music I was on the football field.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

My music career I can safely say has just begun, even though I was really into all genres of music and loved to sing along with most.

My artist name is Coda, my name being Jacoda ,Coda just came natural also because most people would have problems pronouncing my real name. My musical background wasn’t much as one may think instruments where never really my thing until I got into the 9th grade where I took up the drums and the trumpet. But I always listened to mostly hip-hop and R&B mainly because I loved how those back in the day artist of r&b such as Genuine,  Donnelle Jones , Neyo and Tyrese expressed themselves onto a track. My experience in music is mostly from me peaking my own curiosity and teaching myself what I know and gathering what information I needed to keep myself musically in touch.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre of music is not limited to one to me because I try to do a little bit of everything and be as versatile as my body allows. Now pertaining to the music video the genre behind that would catch the ear as hip-hop or trap music. The idea behind it to me was to depict the “Get the Bag” type of scene, you gotta hustle for what you want and go and get it. The music video also depicts the same.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Everything that you would need to know about me as a musician is simple I am Coda and I want my music to be heard from people all over the world and to let them see what I go through and what I have experienced in my life so that they may either learn from it or simply appreciate the sound.

Being an artist in the Bahamas proves to carry a lot of downsides such as not as many opportunities as one would have abroad, the audience for someone trying to be a rapper is small compared to abroad. Not to mention the stereotype that a Bahamian artist should be held to the genre of soca or calypso and sometimes that’s not always the case. An artist should not be defined by where he is from but by his or her sound.

Now the ups are that since our numbers as small compared to other countries we have a chance to stand out more above the average of you are above average. For me one major upside is that through the years we have connected with other labels and music industries abroad to help provide more opportunities.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Other members of my label include Shon P, Angel Alei and  Ophine at this moment I have little that I can say about them except that working with them is like working with a family, everyone is easy and fun to work with. Our music production crew and directors that I can remember off the top are Jay Issacs the man in charge alongside Toi who is the woman in charge, Sharr is the mother of the label so to speak and those I forgot I apologize but those are the ones who make it all happen and for their effort and dedication I am forever grateful.

The song M.C.G.T was recorded as any other song but the video was shot a little different from the usual as you can see with some of the shots we took using Jays Visual Genius trying to capture what the song was really portraying instead of random scenes like some music videos do.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I haven’t really been in the music industry for a long time probably six months therefore my experience at the moment is not much but I am learning new things everyday from my fellow artist and everyday life. My future goal is to have my music heard worldwide to share my love for music with everyone else.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I get most of my inspiration from pure love for music and the art of making a song and the curiosity hearing what people think of a song that you as an artist put together.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

For me the secret behind making a hit song is  being as original as possible and having a song that people can easily relate to. That’s it for me because once you do those two things it’s kind of hard to go wrong , people get tired of hearing the same sound of music all the time ,hence originality is key. As for the second you may not be able to relate to everyone but when people can relate to you that’s when you’ve done something right.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

My message to all my fans out there is just thank you , thank you for listening and supporting what it is I love to do and having an understanding of how I feel written down in my songs. And also that without them this would all be pointless because my mission as Coda is to share my music with the people who will listen and that would be pretty hard without anyone to listen.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Well to me since I’m just starting out I can’t really give much advice , but what I can say I have learned is to no matter what remember why you’re doing what you’re doing and who you’re really doing it for, never let criticism of any kind get to you and last but not least be humble.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

So far I currently have no albums of my own but am featured on the mixtape “Why So Savage” and future mixtape “This Is Life” soon to be released at the end of this month.

My songs include Bounce,2nite ft Shon-P.

M.C.G.T ft Shon p and Angel Alei all off of the mixtape “Why So Savage” and a new release off of the mixtape “This Is Life “called “Need That” by Sleepy Lexx ft Coda (me) ,Nasus, Foots and Shon P and that’s all for me for now.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

So far the radio stations that are airing our songs and e 91.7 and 100jamz that I am aware of. I have also been interviewed by ordain on support an artist Friday which was a lot of fun for me. As for blogs that I know of none besides the current one now. What I would like to say to every platform that plays and or talks about our music I extend a thank you to all and I have nothing but appreciation for their efforts and what it is they do.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

When writing a song I usually start off by free-styling getting a feel for the instrumental and write down as I freestyle, keeping in my head what kind of song and the kind of story I’m trying to go for or the emotion I want someone to feel when listening. The way I record on the studio is simple for me get behind the mic and put your all into it as you were percent on a stage in front of millions.

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Name five biggest artists that you look up to like idols.

Well I don’t really look up to any artist like an “idol” but I do have artists that inspire me and my five biggest would be Michael Jackson, Big Sean, 2pac , Lil Wayne And Tory Lanes.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Some artist that I have collaborated with include in order shon p ,Angel Alei, Que, Nasus, sleepy Lexx and foots. Other artist I would love to work with would include Tebby, Twin Dem, Wendi and dyson Knight. As for foreign artist my list on that would be way to long for this panel.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My happiest day was when I got my first birthday gift at the age of 19 as funny as it sounds that was my happiest day because what I got was something that pushed me a little further into music and wanted to badly at the time, my very first guitar.

My saddest day was actually more than a day, my grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer for me hearing her scream in pain every night was the worst thing I could ever experience; knowing that there was nothing I could do to help her or comfort her was sickening up until the day that she couldn’t take the pain anymore. I don’t know if I’m right to say this but the day she finally stopped screaming was the day I was happy for her and heartbroken at the same time.  I am happy because she didn’t have to suffer anymore and sad because I lost a very special part of my family.

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