Shanta Smith dropped his new single “It Is What It is” Feat. The Blessings Are Real Music Group comes with them grown man bars! This track has gained some notable attention from Rapzilla and Vimeo with the official video, and it easy to see why. The diversity of the wordplay on the verses, with feat artists King, JAS, PAK, and Joe Brown, has listeners saying ” let me run that back”! The video has undertones of diverse social-cultural issues that Christians faced in 2020, that resonate with viewers of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The overall tone of the track is inspirational and encouraging, while also being transparent about the tough issues that society faces today.
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About The Artist
A true Godsend. Shanta Natre Smith a.k.a. The Eagle is an artist, writer, producer, clothing designer, and engineer that blends the perfect dosage of soul, hip hop, street, and spirituality to create a unique and unprecedented sound he describes as soul food. He has an extraordinary way of putting his heart and soul in records that cuts through to the core of his listeners. His commanding stage presence and the gift of his ministry leave’s listeners with a lasting impression on all who have experienced his gift.
Shanta’s musical journey began during his time in foster care, at the young age of 12, where he began to develop his craft, writing his pain, emotions, and experience down, releasing it in the form of music. Much of his style can be attributed to listening to and observing a wide range of artist from the late great Michael Jackson (who he shares the same birth date with), Al Green, 2 Pac, and John P. Kee to everything in between. Shanta does not want to give light or glory to what he has been through, but how he has overcome. After dropping out of school multiple times and a past full of trauma, God rose him from the ashes to become a beacon of hope for those who remain in mental and physical bondage. He obtained a bachelor’s in social work and a master’s in criminal justice. Now dedicated to reaching back into the ashes and sharing the message of God into the hearts and minds of believers and non-believers to ignite the flame within God’s people, that they may believe again.
Shanta began his professional career in the group Bloodlines A.D., with his two older twin brothersTamiekco, and Damiekco, with the release of their maxi-single “Fallen Angels” in 1999. They graced the stage with many industry big names from, Busta Rhymes, Dayton Family, MC Breed to name a few. However, God has a way of changing the course of our lives. Many are called few are chosen. After turning from the streets, Shanta began working on his first solo gospel album “Emergency”, which he released in August 2019. Halfway through the project. Shanta teamed up with the singer and rapper Antoine Brown to form “The Eagle and the Lion.” They have currently been touring the region promoting Shanta’s, album emergency, while working on their duo project “Detox” which they released the single for in October 2019. They have performed at the Civic Center, The Horizon Event Center in Saginaw, Dort Federal Event Center, and local churches. There are those who make music and those who are musically gifted and anointed and it’s evident that Shanta is the best.