Without the help of any management, promotional, or marketing team, and also at his young age, he has a talent that is amazing when it comes to pursuing a musical career. Born overseas in Taegu, South Korea to a military family, Big Shane quickly matured to manhood. With his father often absent due to military duties, he stood out of the crowd and led by example. Ever since he could remember music has been his dream. Raised around various ethnic races, he grew up listening to any and every type of music genre, including old school to new school Rap and R&B. Since the young age Big Shane has always been a wise business man whether music, fashion, networking, or just everyday life. He was inspired by any and everyone that had something to do with the word “MUSIC”!
Some of his musical influence came from the likes of Southern rap stars such as UGK, Cash Money, No Limit Records, Swishahouse, and Trill Ent., and also many hot indie artists from around the nation. Big Shane released his first underground project entitled “The 6-3 G” in 2005. This is where he began his grind while hustling CD’s by hand from the streets, to local schools, and anyone he heard listening to Hip Hop music. He also frequented local corner stores that were supporting him and his music in the beginning by asking for help in pushing his music to the street. After many locals heard his voice and music, Big Shane was labeled a local celebrity and since then, he has been destined and determined to make it in the music industry.
Two years later he decided to do bigger and better things and started his own music group/entertainment label “Cut Tha Check Entertainment” (C.T.C. Ent.). During the start of C.T.C Ent., Big Shane had thoughts of only using the name as a music company. He began networking with others locally and internationally and studied different businesses and skills in the entertainment industry. After studying and working hard on other musical projects, Shane decided to start his own modeling team, consisting of female models “C.T.C Models”, which were featured in many music videos with major artists, including Mike Jones, R. Kelly, Paul Wall, Ray J, Slim Thug, and many more, including magazines and calendar photo shoots, where they wore “C.T.C Ent.” apparel, simultaneously supporting their personal efforts and the music label/group. In 2007, Big Shane was featured on over 425 mixtapes worldwide, whether they were major or minor projects you would see Big Shane in the tracklistings. Throughout the years in the music/entertainment industry, Shane has built a big name and buzz for himself not just locally, but abroad. It’s more than just music and modeling for Shane, he also does overseas promotion and booking for many major artists in the music industry around the world. With hard work and the connections he has attained, why wouldn’t he be a young successful business man?
“There are many who label themselves as rappers and hard workers, but don’t really know what it means and never take the time and effort to do things,” says Big Shane. “Most people only know what they hear and see on TV but that takes hard work and determination, that’s why I labeled myself a rapper and a musician.” From traveling overseas and state to state, Big Shane has been featured in many press articles and magazines worldwide. One of his favorite write-ups was in the Arab Times in the Middle East where he was featured with an interview, photoshoot, and also for his music accomplishments! So whatever he is apart of, music or business-wise, Big Shane will accomplish and work hard with many things to get the job done!
One song which is featured on his solo project, entitled “God Forgive Me”, he goes on the introspective by reflecting all the bad things in his past, hard times between him and his family, basically a letter from him to his mother, apologizing for what he has done in the past. With a catchy hook and symphonic tune, anyone who is or has gone through rough times, or have been involved in things they regretted, can relate and therefore will love the song.
Obtaining support from many major artists, music executives, A&R’s, and a variety of DJ’s worldwide, Big Shane at the young age of 20 is destined to climb the success ladder. With all his hard work, hustle, and determination who knows what the future holds for him, but one thing is for certain, he will continue to work long and hard until he is satisfied with the outcome. When you hear the name Big Shane or see the C.T.C Ent. logo in a magazine, on television, or hear the name, just know that Big Shane had something to do with it and won’t stop working hard until he has achieved his goals.
You can find out more information about Big Shane and C.T.C Entertainment at www.myspace.com/BigShaneHits
or you can contact him personally at BigShane@tmail.com
. For information regarding features, hosting, booking an artist, or overseas promo, you can contact him via email or call the C.T.C Entertainment office line at (512)-586-4037.