the other day my buddy [javiar] hipped me to this young lady. She reminds me of an MC Lyte or Monie Love enhanced with skills that could only come from years of studying lyrically gifted emcees + with 5 parts southern flow mixed to keep it relevant. Shatara brings a nice flow; great timing, thoughtfulness with a witty and self awareness that balances out the bragadocio [ "swag"] rhyming ...originality not so much [but really, who in this world has been privy to experience original thought or style for that matter( especially when it comes to music) ].
<------------click the pic to download the song "Sweet Dope (Only4U)
What about the beats, the beats, the beats ? I'm definitely feelin' this track...the rest of her bandcamp page is laden with covers of popular songs [which is cool but, mainstream songs are run into the ground] All in all, even mainstream Deejays will be able to take a crack at this during a set [possibly earlier in the night...depending on where you spin at] Overall i think its positive and awesome to an emcee of this caliber at a young age. She has a long career ahead of her if she stays true to herself. - DJ Enochs Light