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After many years of honing his craft in the Bay Area scene, Shaya is finally set to make his official introduction to the world of hip-hop with his forthcoming release, Fallen Awake. Shaya is currently under the mentorship of iD, the same A&R guru who introduced the world to Little Brother.

Now, backed with the support of Interdependent Media, home to Canibus, K'naan, Tanya Morgan, Eyezon, J*Davey, and other artists, Shaya and iD are proud to finally release the fulfillment of the potential that others in the industry have always seen in Shaya with Fallen Awake.

Devoid of the clich├ęs and excess that have come to characterize mainstream hip-hop, Shaya succeeds in crafting no-frills, honest, and intelligent hip-hop music. Fallen Awake is Shaya's long overdue, debut musical statement, inspired by years of difficult times and a lack of deserved attention. The production by Jake One (50 Cent, Freeway) and The ARE (Lords of the Underground, K-Otix) on Fallen Awake provides a solid foundation for Shaya's lyrical attack. "Proud," which embodies Shaya's clever, heartfelt musical approach, has already garnered underground attention. Under the manifesto of resurrecting “thinking man’s music,” Shaya considers Fallen Awake to be not only an open-palm to his listeners, but a chance to lay to rest the pains of his own life.

1. Intro 1:28
2. Impeccable Concepts 2:56
3. Industry Life 3:57
4. Sole Vibin' 0:47
5. Run It Down (Feat. Eyezon) 3:37
6. Just Write (Feat. Ilyas) 4:12
7. Proud (Feat. Naresh) 3:58
8. Speed Of Life 5:06
9. Sleeper's Anthem 3:33
10. Fall Back (Feat. MGK) 4:02
11. Thinking Cap 4:05
12. Is It Life (Obvious) 4:35
13. Take A Ride 4:58
14. Welcome (Feat. Truthlive And Megga Mills) 3:19

*a-FILI-ated*
This is some dope shit right here, definitely worth checkin' out!!

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"Industry Life"