Q&A With Maryland’s Top Underground Artist Shaw Calhoune

Yo Shaw Calhoune!! We really appreciate you rocking with UGHHBLOG! You’re definitely a true stand out artist out of Maryland for 2021. Please tell us how many years you’ve been making music? For those unfamiliar, please shed some light on your background in the Hip Hop game. Please detail.

I’ve always written music that was something I kept to myself early on for a while but seriously, recoding music this is my 4th year. Started with doing cypher than that turned into doing features and singing on hooks then gradually recording my music.

The Rudy Tape by Shaw Calhoune

Please shine some light on your city, how is the underground Hip Hop scene out there?

The underground rap scene in Maryland is unique but at the same time marvelous. Because you can make what you make and everyone doesn’t sound the same I’m my opinion also the rap scene is very competitive and I do see it expanding especially in boom-bap.

Your career has had a strong second wind over the past few years. Do you find most of your fanbase familiar with you from your old projects like “THE OUTLOOK”, or do you feel that you’ve been discovered in recent years more so on the merit of your new music. Please detail.

Some but not all are familiar with “the outlook” but what got fans familiar with me was the singles I put out after outlook song like changes, streamline, trenches, Snnt, and time is not waiting. The fan base expanded when i released the Rudy tape

When compared to other artists, what is it about Shaw Calhoune that stands out and makes you unique from the pack. Please detail.

What makes me stand out as an artist is my ears for beats, my punchlines, my work ethic and my persists in bettering my craft.

The Rudy Tape by Shaw Calhoune

Wow, your latest album “The Rudy Tape” is a true BANGER in our books, your delivery & style is truly out of this world!  Tell us the story behind your recent project, And a little about the album cover concept!

The story behind Rudy tape was to show the world not only my lyrical ability but to show the world my love for blaxploitation films in the 70s. 2016 curren$y released a project called the legend of Harvard Blue the character/ villain in the blaxploitation film truck turner starring Issac Hayes. My favorite track off the album is Rudy Moore and actions speak louder than words. The favorite line from the two is highly celebrated niggas think I was assassinated. The other is I should coach semi cause I got a squad the pros with semi though y’all don’t here though. And shit is marvelous on the haggler tip 248 Kobe hitting a dagger shit

For this new year 2021, what do we have to look forward to when it comes to new Shaw Calhoune music?  Please reference your forthcoming projects that you’re at liberty to speak of.

The next project I’m working on is called “Carryout On Shaw” I don’t have a date yet but that’s the next installment.

Due to the pandemic, how are you pivoting with making music around this whole Covid 19 situation?

Far as the pandemic it hasn’t slowed me down in terms of making music because I have my own set up/studio and I just send the stems to my engineer new jeruse (shoutout). The only bomber is doing shows at Venus.

The Rudy Tape by Shaw Calhoune

We have to ask, with all this social discourse and revolt, protesting and rioting, exposed police brutality toward blacks and BLM, how do you guys feel about this? We would love your perspective on the climate we are living in right now?

My feelings towards what’s happening right now with protesting and police brutality are somewhat bittersweet because on a good note I feel like people around regardless of what race did unite in bringing awareness of police brutality towards blacks but still haven’t made any changes. I feel like someone has to change the reform and system that has not been in our favor for over 400 years.

Our most popular question!!  What is your definition of “underground Hip Hop”?

My definition for ughh is to simply express and reveal what goes on in your neighborhood in terms of the community, slang, fashion, way of life.

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