Shane Eagle is a familiar name to rap music fans in South Africa. The award-winning star has a unique rapping style that blends perfectly with all types of music genres. He has released several songs that have millions of views on YouTube.
He is among the wealthiest South African rappers. Aside from his powerful vocals and an incomparable rap style, he is an attractive young man. The humble singer is taking his career onto another level.
Shane Hughes profile summary
- Full name: Shane Hughes
- Stage name: Shane Eagle
- Date of birth: 7th June 1996
- Shane Eagle age: 24 years
- Occupation: Rapper
- Nationality: South African
- Shane Eagle Instagram: @shane_eagle
Early life and education
The talented rapper was born on 7th June 1996 in Johannesburg, South Africa to an Irish dad and a coloured mum. His parents divorced when he was five years old, and he went to live with his father in Kempton. He would visit his mother in Rabie Ridge, and this helped him connect with his multicultural roots. Though he does his best to keep his girlfriend off the streets of social media, he has been lucky enough to have a long term girlfriend called Nicole Swarts.
Hughes' career life
At the age of 13 years, the rapper recorded his first song at his friend's studio. He became famous shortly after his high school studies when he became one of the top three winners on Vuze Hustle, a South African rap contest television show.
Upon rising to the runners-up position on VUZU, the star signed up for the JR label. AKA and JR mentored him. On 8th October 2015, he teamed up with fellow contestants from Vuzu Hustle to release another single. The song went viral on radio stations Highveld 947, YFM, and 5FM.
Hughes, Proverb, Kwesta, and Reason were featured in the song Now or Never, which is DJ Switch's single. He left the JR label and created Eagle Entertainment on 27th May 2016. I'm Back was his first single to be released under his label. His video, Cutting Corners, came out on 9th September 2016.
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Facts you never knew about Hughes
There are several exciting things about him:
- He is born from a European father and a coloured mother.
- At a fragile age of 5 years, his parents divorced.
- His father raised him in Kempton Park after the parents split up.
- He recorded his first song at 13 years.
- His mother lives in Rabie Ridge. He visits and mentions her in his songs often.
- Meek Mill is his favourite rapper.
- He owns a recording label named Eagle Entertainment.
Shane Eagle albums and songs
Shane Eagle new album, Dark Moon Flower, was officially released in October 2019. Dark Moon Flower was released alongside a new song entitled Black. Dark Moon Flower is a mixtape that was worked on by several famous rappers like Nasty C, Santi, Bas, Lute, and Shane.
He has released several songs and albums as an individual or in collaboration with fellow artists. He has been a guest artist in albums of other artists.
- He recorded Shane Eagle Way Up with Big Star Johnson.
- Shane and Nasty C and Shane Eagle were featured in I Want It All. The song is in DJ Speedsta's album, The Guy: Episode 1 - Season 23.
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- Refi Sings, KLY, and the artist were featured in Priddy Ugly's song Pillow Talk in the album You Don't Know Me Yet.
- The song Oceans, from the album Injayam, Vol. 1, was produced by the talented DJ Sliqe, who featured in Da LES and Shane.
- Priddy Ugly featured the rapper and A-Reece in Pray. Find this song in the album You Don't Know Me Yet.
- Aside from the rapper, DJ Switch featured Reason, Kwesta, and Proverb in his song Now or Never.
- The remix, Now or Never, was recorded by all the artists who featured in the original song.
- DJ Speedsta also saw it fit to include Hughes, Tellaman, Frank Casino, and Yung Swiss in the song Mayo.
- He collaborated with Big Star Johnson to produce Top Floor.
- Hughes released his single I'm Back.
- He released the album Shane Eagle Yellow which won the Best Hip Hop Album at the South African Music Awards.
- He later produced another song named Full Names, which was inspired by his childhood.
Which are the most famous albums and songs from Hughes?
He is famously known because of these Shane Eagle songs:
- Cutting Corners in 2016
- Julia Shane Eagle came out in 2017
- Shane Eagle Never Grow Up in 2018
- Shane Eagle ft Bas in his 2019 album AP3X
- Shane Eagle Paris that was released in 2019
- Dark Moon Flower in 2019
Q & A
These are some of the commonly asked questions about Hughes.
Is Shane Eagle coloured?
The talented rapper was born to an Irish father and a coloured mother, so that would make him half-coloured.
How much is Shane Eagle worth?
There have been no exact figures to show how much he is worth, but estimates show Shane Eagle net worth is between $1 million to $5 million.
Is Shane Eagle on the Fall Off?
Yes. The rapper did confirm that he would be a part of the Fall Off, a project by J Cole.
Is Shane Eagle signed to J Cole?
Fake news had it that J Cole signed on Shane, but the rapper dismissed those rumours. The only thing that has happened so far is the collaboration on the Fall Off.
A star is born, and a star is also made. Shane Eagle has an inborn talent in music, but he pushes himself from the comfort zone to ensure that he meets the demands of his fans. His fans are eagerly waiting for more hits this year.