From 15 School Suspensions to a Lucrative Management Deal, Shawn Ice Prevails

Most of the world has come to a standstill. Yet, St. Mary, Jamaica’s homegrown Dancehall artist Shawn Ice is making moves. The amazing talent, who was once a struggling student racking up more than 15 school suspensions, has converted his early adversities to success. Much to his credit and a far cry from his youth, Shawn Ice recently inked a lucrative joint management deal with Acclaim PR and Brown Gang Management, which places the artist in a prime position for career growth.

As Shawn Ice celebrates this accolade, along with his powerhouse party starter “Yowww,” the forthcoming collabo “Times Like These” with I-Octane (produced by Platinum Kids and 91 Records) and other exciting projects in the works, the humble act can’t help but reflect on just how far he has come.

“During much of my youth, I stayed in bare school problems and this was a shame to my family,” declares Shawn Ice. “Whether it was fighting or cutting, school just wasn’t important to me at the time. By 11th grade, I dropped out of school completely.”

Always a great songwriter, music formally became a focus for Shawn Ice as a teen amidst school struggles and a fledgling stint with soccer, a sport he loved coincidentally.

“Music truly helped turn my life around. I started taking it seriously and went on to release my first recorded song ‘Sleep with Me Tonight’….listen to the title yah,” chuckles Shawn Ice.

“During one of the many times I left home, as fate has it, I landed in Kingston, Jamaica. I visited King Jammy’s studio regularly as an observer to just you know….take in the music greatness and vibes within those legendary walls,” recalls Shawn Ice.

Shawn Ice’s new joint management deal sees him under the purview of Acclaim PR and Brown Gang Management. While Acclaim spearheads the marketing, business development, PR and traditional/new media aspects of the Shawn Ice brand, Brown Gang Management will coordinate the artistic development, image and repetoire, among other key areas. Combined, Acclaim PR and Brown Gang Management over 30 years of experience.

Notably, Brown Gang Management brings a wealth of business management and Dancehall promotions and entertainment to the team. Acclaim PR’s current roster also includes Irish and Chin (World Clash, Mighty Crown, Reeewind and Sound Chat Radio), Shinehead, Edley Shine, Jamaica Music Conference (JMC), Carib Life ATL and R&B singer Je’Juan Antonio.

“I feel super great about this new management deal and truly inspired to have a team who believes in me and is willing to take my career to another level,” says Shawn Ice. “My ultimate goal is to be a household name and an artist who can be an inspiration to others, while elevating my brand and Dancehall music worldwide.”

Currently, Shawn Ice is enjoying the growing buzz of “Yowww.” Proving to be a sizzler among Dancehall fans and DJs alike, the explosive “Yowww” has made playlists and multiple coveted mixes from the likes of Selector Boom Boom, Harry Hype, Ricky Platinum, DJ Wass, DJ Fif, Lion Vibes, among numerous others. Although live concert performances have come to a screeching hault due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawn Ice has made virtual appearances on “Studios and Stages” and “Toasting 3,” alongside Revolution Sound, King Addies and Sovereign Syndicate.

“Music has taught me to be calm and patient. I am just happy that I am finally getting a chance to make anyone I may have disappointed proud. I say to all young artists finish school, stay encouraged and focused….there is a way out.”

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Iconic Artist Shinehead Honored Ahead of New Music Release ‘Never Had a Dream Come True’

Shinehead was honored as a “GameChanger” by International Reggae Day (IRD) on July 1 for his lifelong music contributions from “Jamrock 2 Hip Hop.” The immensely talented entertainer, who has left an indelible mark on Reggae, Dancehall, R&B and Hip Hop music, was overjoyed by the accolade. Often unsung, Shinehead’s impact and music catalogue deservingly garnered celebration.As an honoree, Shinehead was interviewed and featured during the 24-hour global event across IRD and partnering international platforms for a 2 hour performance via his Kingston 12 sound system, alongside DJ Papalotl. Between chanting, singing and DJing his fiery sound, the amazing Shinehead delivered an unforgettable, explosive set. His commemorative appearance was nicely positioned in the company of an amazing line up of fellow honorees, artists, DJs and panels.When asked about his IRD honors, the charismatic artist responded melodically in a sung voice note and Phil Collins rendition, “I’ve been waiting on this moment for all my life, Oh Lord.”

Shinehead’s illustrious career has yielded an impressive resume of hit music with staples like “Jamaican in New York,” “Strive,” “Collie Weed,” “Golden Touch” and many more boldly lining sound system dub boxes, dancehalls, mixes, music lover playlists and radio.With an unyielding legacy in the spaces of Reggae, Dancehall, R&B and Hip Hop, the unprecedented music style of Shinehead has garnered both underground and mainstream success. And the singer’s recent honors aren’t all that’s heating up summer. Notably, Shinehead and Kingston 12 nabbed a July residency on Jamrock Radio, which kicked off on International Reggae Day. An offshoot and brainchild of Damian Jr. Gong Marley’s famed Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise, where Kingston 12 has performed since its 2014 launch, Jamrock Radio wows scores of international fans with curated programming of the cruise’s famed DJ allstars.As if the July kick off couldn’t get any hotter for the legendary Shinehead, Kingston 12 also graced Sound Chat Radio, the powerhouse station of international Caribbean entertainment stalwarts Irish and Chin, on International Reggae Day.

Always affording listeners with the ultimate entertainment experience on their syndicated bi-weekly radio shows, Shinehead and Kingston 12 have been staying quite busy amidst these trying times. Further, Shinehead’s intermittent freestyles over infectious riddims during bi-weekly radio shows keep fans, DJs, selectors and sound systems alike craving more.

“Duty calls,” claims Shinehead as he gears up for a July 24 digital (August 5 vinyl) release of his new song “Never Had a Dream Come True” on the award-winning U.K. Peckings imprint, which has scored hit releases from the likes of Bitty McLean, Lady Lex, Gappy Ranks, Courtney John and Tarrus Riley, among an impressive roster of others.Get ready! Classic Shinehead comes to life as he injects “Never Had a Dream Come True” with his unparalleled brand of raw Reggae Soul. From the moment the nostalgic riddim drops, the vocal magic happens.

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