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IT WAS SHAWN WHO KILLED THE TRACK! #BehindTheBeat



Let’s start this article off with a vocabulary break-down in reference to the word “Dawn” diction mentioned as “The beginning of a phenomenon or period of time, especially one considered favorable.” or “To become evident to the mind; be perceived or understood” & can also be used in reference to Shawn, the steadily rising musical curator!



With his father already establishing a very creditable name in the music industry under a singing collective named "Unkut'', a popular group of artists that were able to open up for Destiny's Child & even unlocking doors to give Shawn's father an opportunity to record/produce for Usher - the knowledge was passed down to the adolescent curious curator as he set out his plan to dominate the industry!



This young Largo, Maryland-born producer has been making some noise in the DMV musical scene for quite some time now; starting his excursion in production around the year of 2016.. but it wasn’t always the easiest. From his studio catching on fire, Laptops & hard drives malfunctioning out of nowhere & losing everything multiple times he was still able to overcome adversity by using his connections in the game alongside a strong work ethic mixed with pure dedication, in all & any curations tied around his name - to obtain features/placements with popular artist & influencers in the likings of the currently incarcerated Money Reekk, Keezah & Q Da Fool, Lil Gray, The Late Baby Ahk & Goonew, SSG Splurge, YungManny, MoneyMarr, Big Flock, Big Winn, NLE Choppa, Quin NFN, Borleone, Rudy Cash, Tae Dawg, Shug Da Trappa, Cell Chapo, Soduh, Don Migo, JuanHunnit, Fat Yee & Many other on the come up musical entities via all platforms like YouTube & SoundCloud! - Acquiring close to around 5,000,000 streams/views platform wide!




We have been tapped in with Shawn & his catalog of work since around late 2018 & have been keeping track of all his current motions & releases! we thought it was the perfect time to hit him up & get a little more information about his uprising stature as a solidified producer in the ever growing DMV music presence & just his overall come up in general! With having little to no current discography out on the internet about his path in music, I got the opportunity to learn more about Shawn & his journey as a producer-engineer/mixer through these past couple years. Check out our interview below & make sure to follow Shawn on all platforms, links will be automated to the clickables below! - Thank you Shawn for taking the time to conduct this article with us & we hope this piece of work opens up more doors for networking in your future!


STREAM "KILL DA TRACK"







THIRTY SIX SEVEN - SHAWNTHADAWN - INTERVIEW / ARTICLE

 

THIRTY SIX SEVEN - SHAWNTHADAWN - INTERVIEW / ARTICLE






Thirty Six Seven: “How old are you my guy? & what city/state were you born in?”





ShawnThaDawn: “I’m 23 years old & I’m from Largo, Maryland.”






Thirty Six Seven: “Young largo native! ok - same city as Q Da Fool Correct? who are some other artist from Largo? & how was your uprising as a kid?”





ShawnThaDawn: "Yessir same place & some other artist who came out of Largo are TrapSquad Dulli, Lal Rip, Young Manni, Glockboy Kari & Q of course.”



To answer your second question, I had a good upbringing to be honest with you, my parents made good money.. they always kept me doing something active ; which was mostly basketball. I was enrolled in some piano & singing camps a few times out the years but nothing too crazy ; it was smooth for me.”






Thirty Six Seven: “Okay so what time did producing come in the picture for you & how did you really gain a curiosity for it?”






ShawnThaDawn: “Well, I started producing around my senior year in high school around 2016. My pops was already a music producer/artist & had the whole recording & producer set up in our basement.. it was there my whole life for real.. so I would always be in there rapping/singing or trying to add to/create a beat .. & i just ran with it.”






Thirty Six Seven: “you start dabbling into the musical elements & gravitate toward production. Can you remember your first placement or song you produced for a rapper & around what year this was locked in?”



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ShawnThaDawn: “I remember both of my first ever placements WillThaRapper “Fxxk it up” & the first song I ever made with a artist in general was with ADP Jose Called “3:34pm.”




Thirty Six Seven: “Let us take one second to back track & ask how did you come up with your stage name “ShawnThaDawn” & where did your infamous “killed the track” tag come along? did you start off with the same stage name & run with it the whole time or did it ever change since you started in 2016?“





ShawnThaDawn: “Yeah my name has always been the same since i started my career - I chose the name “ShawnThaDawn” because i felt like it had a ring to it .. & the word “Dawn” means “New Beginning” & that’s what I want to bring to the culture.”

“Kill Da Track” is just how I approach everything I want do in life.. KILL IT!”





Thirty Six Seven: “What has been your favorite track/s you were involved in or produced at this current moment?”



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ShawnThaDawn: “My favorite track to be apart of was definitely “Hotspot” with NLE Choppa, Lil Gray, MoneyMarr, Quin Nfn & Deshola! Just the way everything came about with the track.. it was nothing but genuine energy..”



“But to mention some of my other favorite tracks that I’ve produced i would also say Lil Gray’s ”Locksmith” & “Talkin Fly” featuring "Lil Dude".



THIRTY SIX SEVEN PERSONAL FAVORITE!

LIL GRAY - GET THIS SHIT HOT (PROD. SHAWN & CAMERIN0)




Thirty Six Seven: “Who are some rappers you haven’t worked with & would like to? whether it’s the DMV or on a global scale?”






ShawnThaDawn: “Artist i would like to work with are Rob49, MoneyBagg Yo Roddy Richh, Bryson Tiller, Drake, Future, Blxst, Wale, Ari Lenox, Summer Walker & Rico Nasty.”







Thirty Six Seven: “In your own opinion, what’s the hardest part of being a producer? & some of the challenges you have faced on the come up to who you are today?”






ShawnThaDawn: “Biggest challenge is just waiting for music to drop. That’s why I'm currently setting up my own project so I wouldn’t have to wait on people.. but timing is everything.”






Thirty Six Seven: “How did you get the opportunity to lock in with these particular artist & the process - what’s your ties with them in any way relationship wise? Q Da Fool, Lil Gray, Cell Chapo & Etc.?”







ShawnThaDawn: “Crazy things I got all my connects from school, I was going to Wise & all of rappers went there like Goonew, Borleone, Cheecho, Q Da Fool, Ayeek & ShugDaTrappa. I didn’t know Q at the time though I had met him through my mans I went to college with”






Thirty Six Seven: “When you aren’t making a beat what other ventures do you dabble in?”





ShawnThaDawn : “Other than music I've been messing around with research on stocks & real estate. I’m trying to dabble in those fields as well.”






Thirty Six Seven: “Any upcoming projects in the workings or motions you have coming? - When’s the next Shawn release?”







ShawnThaDawn: “The next Shawn release is going to be my single “Soarin”. I've been working on it for a little minute.. it’s coming out in November & my next producer tape is gonna come out in January.”







Thirty Six Seven: “A word of advice to the people reading this or who follow you for inspiration! 💯”






ShawnThaDawn: “Some words of advice - count your blessings. My studio caught on fire, My laptop/ hard drives stopped working out of nowhere and I’ve lost everything multiples times, I haven’t been paid for the biggest songs that I should’ve but I’m still here and I still get the opportunity to do it again”






THIRTY SIX SEVEN - SHAWNTHADAWN - INTERVIEW / ARTICLE

 

THIRTY SIX SEVEN - SHAWNTHADAWN - INTERVIEW / ARTICLE





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Be sure to follow Shawn on all platforms & follow his journey. We appreciate him for taking the time to let us know more about himself & his upcoming path as a legendary curator!



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