[FEATURED ARTIST] WHO IS BACKPACK SHAWTY?
Rodriquez Champion also known as Backpack Shawty is born and raised in Columbia S.C. Rodriquez has been in love with Hip-Hop music since the age of fourteen. Having lost his mother at a young age and with no father figure to look up too in the household; Rodriquez turned to the streets and Backpack Shawty was introduced to the world. At the age of sixteen, while hustling in the streets of Columbia, young Backpack was shot. During rehabilitation, Backpack Shawty turned towards music to overcome the pain and abandonment he felt.
With such strong musical influences such as JAY-Z, TUPAC, DON TRIP, NAS, and YOUNG JEEZY; Backpack hopes to use his musical platform as an instrument of hope and inspiration to those who have and are going through the harsh realty of South Carolina street life. Throughout it all, Backpack has been performing in clubs all over the south and has been gaining huge attention with the club banger’s “MY PLUG IS ME” and “THIS AIN’T NO RAP MONEY”
In 2014, while performing in a local club Backpack caught the ear of CIROC Vodka ambassador Roger Bonds; who quickly made him apart of the CIROC BOYZ SOUTH movement. Backpack Shawty is also the creator of KUTT DEEP MUZIK, which is his own imprint; and is currently looking for artists and models. On January 18th, Backpack Shawty had an exclusive listening party at Quantumbeats Recording Studios in Columbia S.C. for his first official mixtape “NO TABLE MANNERS”. Hosted by 92.7 The Block’s very own Dj T.O. and Roger Bonds with a stamp from super producer Mario Winans. “NO TABLE MANNERS” is available on all social media channels and features special tracks from 2006 American Idol winner and Warner Brothers Group recording artist Jason Derulo and dutty pop queen and MMG/Block Ent. recording artist Kris Kelli. Be sure to keep your ear out for this young artist making a steady climb in the music business.
OFFICIAL VIDEO: “THIS AIN’T NO RAP MONEY”
WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO: “JESUS SANDALS”
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