Born and bred in Leyton, East London, Shameless gave up his day job in TV to live fast and MC. It worked, and with a distribution deal with Vital on the table, he introduced himself unapologetically to the UK Hip Hop scene.
An EP was released and made all the right noises, followed by the single ‘Bless’ which enjoyed playlist at 1Xtra and Choice for a mammoth 22 weeks alongside spot plays from Zane Lowe and high rotation on Channel U and MTV Base.
Support for Plan B on his UK tour and a collaboration on his Live EP found Shameless on the MK album ‘Above Borde’. An unofficial remix of the Artic Monkeys “When The Sun Goes Down” was the next Shameless venture and he was subsequently hailed by the NME as the pioneer of the UK Grindie scene.
‘Live Fast’ is the first offering from Shamelss’s own debut album “Smokers Die Younger” out Spring 2007 and tells the story of the Shameless live for the moment attitude – Live Fast, Die Young. Featuring Lowkey and TB (aka T Bear), the track was produced by DJ Snips, features a remix by Terror Danjah, ‘Live Fast’ has already received plays on 1Xtra and MTV Base.
Available via download only from 18th December.