Stories from the streets take center stage
with new album from East Coast artist ShaRu
ASBURY PARK, NJ – From the rural streets of Asbury Park, New Jersey comes a one-of-a-kind sound that is sweeping the nation with brilliance.
ShaRu is no stranger to violence and poverty, and like many of the Hip Hop legends before her, her music and artistry paint pictures with words that are equal parts provocative and elegant. Her music poetically tells compelling tales of the struggle. Her variety of sounds and styles weave listeners through a menagerie of genres that pair perfectly with her witty lines and catchy hooks.
This is perhaps best displayed with her newest album “Summer Tape,” due to release across all streaming platforms on July 4. It’s a gritty, Hip Hop-infused album that mixes up-tempo dance vibes with mellow cruising vibes for the kind of product that will linger in the listener’s ears for years to come.
“It’s a crazy time we’re going through, and this is a project that will help people walk through that,” ShaRu said. “It’s a project that tells stories from my life, painting pictures of different events I’ve been around or seen or read about. At the end of the day, I just want my music to be known for storytelling, collaboration with instruments and music, and for its passion. I hope to be able to spark some passion for the next generation.”
The debut single from the album, “Summer Tape Intro (Seasons),” has already been released and is starting to elicit high praises from insiders in the industry. Serving as an introduction to the album yet to come, it’s a song that showcases ShaRu’s unique rapping ability and her range of talents as a producer, instrumental musician and all-around artist. It’s also a sound and style that fans can come to expect from her team, which includes other artists such as BGF, King Dy Darap Bear, and MusicTend.
“What sets me apart is I’m not afraid to go outside the box when it comes to Hip Hop,” she said. “I explore Jazz, and my favorite music is Classical. I like playing with a lot of different sounds. My favorite instrument is the saxophone, and I used that and the flute and some other instruments on this album. I also can play the drums and I’ve been into music since I was about 4 years old. With choirs and school and church and band … music has always been a part of my life. I just have a passion for music. It’s my first love. And when I was around 7 or 8 and learned how to put rhyming words to beats, I didn’t look back from there.”
ShaRu said one of the biggest personal drives for her to succeed is the fulfillment of a promise she made to her mother, Marlene Morris, who passed away three years ago. She said the album was supposed to be released back then but she had put it on the back burner and walked away from it for a time. She’s now ready to finish what she started and hopes to honor her mother with the accomplishment of such a meaningful project.
To listen to ShaRu’s music or to follow her on social media, please visit:
“The Dog Tape”
“Set It Off”