GNS SHY BLACK stops by the Straight Official headquarters to chop it up about his latest single, his creative process and more. Check out our 1-on-1 down below.


DJ SPINS: So how did you come up with your stage name?

GNS SHY BLACK: My pops nick name was shy, So I just added to my nickname black. 

Q: Tell us where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry? 

Brooklyn New York. Brownsville Glenmore Plaza to be exact and just being around the culture and the place that birthed Hip-Hop made me fall in love. It’s every where you hear music all day where I’m from.

Q: Who and/or what inspires you to create? 

My life definitely inspires me to make the music I make it’s real life music.


Q: How would you describe your sound?

My sound is just unique. The way I flow to beats you’ll never know what sound you will get. It’s just different.

Q: What is your creative process like?

Where ever life takes me. I go with it and try to mix it in my music but I also go off the club vibe. I’m tryna make the females move. Create a vibe. 

Q: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Drake and Yo Gotti.

Q: If you could open a show for any artist who would it be?

Definitely Yo Gotti. 


Q: What is one message you would give to your supporters?

I love all of y’all! Y’all really stayed down with me threw everything so this is our success. 

Q: What is the most useless talent you have?

My most useless talent would have to be basketball.

Q: What would you be doing right now if you weren’t doing music?

Music saved my life so only God knows. 

I really never admired rappers. I admired my big brothers. They had everything rappers talked about so I looked at them like that.

GNS Shy Blacks on why he doesn’t admire rappers


Q: What is some of the best advice you’ve been given?

Freedom is everything.

Q: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would change how they scout artist and make sure they own their masters

 Q: You Dropped Your Latest Release Earlier this Year. Tell us about it.      

I dropped CNN for the club. I just wanted to actually push a song instead of dropping back to back ones. The fans liked it so I’m just pushing it until the door get kicked in! 

Q: What’s next for you? Where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

Right now I’m just putting in this foot work in to get my name out there & by next year I will be making a comfortable living off rap. 

Q: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you? 

You can follow me on Instagram @therealgnsshyblack_pc and on Tik Tok: GNSSHYBLACK

 #GetSOM via @djspins and check out more of his interviews right here.

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