Shawshank the Ghost Producer was born in Paterson, NJ and transplanted to Yanceyville, NC at the age of 15. He has worked with a wide range of instruments including the bass guitar, keyboard and drums, but according to him, “can work with anything that makes a sound”. As a youngster, his father, who was in a gospel quartet called, “The Gospel Tops”, influenced Shawshank. He was encouraged to take piano and guitar lessons by his mother, due to his high level of creativity. He played the bass guitar for his church and experimented with the other instruments after services. About 1 year after moving to North Carolina, Shawshank was asked to play bass for another small church and was discovered and began to travel with a gospel group called Queen Willis and The Gospel Allstars. While working with this group in his late teenage years, he continued to have a fascination with the current hip-hop realm and started to host parties in order to get into the local scene. By hosting these events, he met several of his current team members who were talented and interested in making it big in entertainment. After buying several tracks for the team, he showed an interest in creating his own sound for his artists; Shawshank The Ghost Producer was born. He became the CEO of GotBeatz Music Group and worked with his group in order to create their first album entitled The First One, a success in the local hip-hop circuit. Since then, Shawshank has produced tracks that featured artist like Jive Recording Artist M.O.S, AOG’s Ricky Ruckus and R&B crooner Young Fletcher. Shawshank has also produced scores for documentaries and short films such as the NC Governor’s 2008 Convention DVD , “ Hey Mister, Got a Light ? ” by Stone Soup DMI, and Dirty South Live a popular urban DVD magazine by MADINA BROTHERS and Leek Media. July 18th of 2010, Shawshank was nominated and won the 2010 CMA PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD. In November 2010 Shawshank clinched another nomination from the North Carolina Underground Music Awards ( NCUMA) for Producer of the Year. In the summer of 2011 Shawshank was nominated again for his 2nd CMA and won for the second time. His latest project entitled “Born A Star Die A Legend” is available now on www.worldempireonline.com and features several upcoming artists such as gospel rap virtuoso Shaun Woods aka “Witness”, Lucky Nick and Mailman Markus collectively known as DanVegas, solo artist Young Fella , Goodz Da Carolina Boy, Maserati Ray & E. Skeem and Young Spacemann. Shawshank produces and co-directed several viral videos for his team like “Meet Me at The Hookah Bar” by Hitmenn DJ artist Freshy Mane Freshy and “Late Great Me” by Young Fella, which is currently in rotation on Atlanta based digital television program called Video Mixx. Shawshank’s currently creates custom tailor made music using his Open Labs Neko LX5 workstation.
Song Written and Performed by Spacemann feat. FreshyManeFreshy Produced by ShawshankDuration: 05:40
Song Written and Performed by Spacemann Produced by ShawshankDuration: 04:05
Song Written and Performed by Spacemann Produced by ShawshankDuration: 03:18
Song written/performed by Freshy Mane Freshy and Jus Joose Produced by ShawshankDuration: 05:03
Song written/performed by Freshy Mane Freshy, Maserati Ray, E. Skeem Produced by ShawshankDuration: 04:18
Song Written/Performed by Freshy Mane Freshy and Goodz Da CarolinaboyProduced by ShawshankDuration: 03:26