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Where I work: Shevy Price

Before opening for Trina on Saturday, Shevy Price opens up about new management, new mixtapes and new beginnings.

Where I work: Shevy Price
Ryan Stacey
Shevy owning the stage

"Recently I let my wall down and joined TMG Entertainment. My decision is solid, a lot of people don't like it but they have no choice but to respect it. I feel my music will continue to mature and develop as I speak about my ongoing struggles with life, love and relationships—which I feel is like wearing my heart on my sleeve. It's never easy to let people see a snapshot of your life, you know? By creating music, I'm connecting with people, through my own source of therapy."

LUVLETTERS: The Mixtape is my most recent project, a more love/relationship-based, less raw tape. I'm finding myself, while allowing the world to watch. Performing music live is the most challenging—but my favourite part—of what I do. A thousand people could dislike my music but if I can reach a handful I'm happy, music makes me feel like I'm not alone so I want to do the same [for others].

Anywhere and everywhere. I usually create a lot of music via FaceTime, at GQNumberones' place or on the go. Right now I'm working with Scrufayce, the producer of my track "Unhooked." I send a lot of rough mixes to Alvie the SkyWalker from New Jersey. He's been a great friend and I trust his judgement. After opening for Ghostface Killah in Saskatchewan in 2013, when he came to Halifax he told me it's best to surround myself with good-minded people and build on positivity, which I believe now I'm doing.

Next I'll be opening for the baddest chick, Trina. Tony Makhoul [TMG Entertainment] hit me up. I was having a really crappy day and he told me Belwiz Entertainment had added me to the lineup. It's extremely motivating to see a female rapper in this city given the opportunity to open for someone like Trina. Especially since I've been a fan since a young age. It's also great to see TMG and Belwiz Entertainment creating a more heathy and structured music scene for artists and hip-hop fans. My first album is in the works, hoping to release next year. I'll be attending South By Southwest this year with Epdmc, I'm hoping to represent my city.

Trina w/Shevy Price, Quake Matthews, Nadusi & Lynx, DJ Hotcue, DJ Classic Dee
Saturday, February 28, 9pm
The Marquee Ballroom 2037 Gottingen Street


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