Shane Hunter was born on April 13, 1979 and grew up in Brockton, MA (The City of Champions), which lies just 20 miles south of Boston. As the eldest brother with a single parent, Shane was forced to learn responsibility a day before his ninth birthday when his mother died from cancer. At this early age, Shane began his maturation and developed the personality and aura that led many to believe that a new champion was developing. After years of captivating the attention of friends and family with freestyle rhymes on baseball road trips and just about anywhere there was an audience, Shane decided that he had to make a serious move to realize his dream of becoming a professional entertainer. While finishing up his collegiate career at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Shane recorded his first songs in 2002 as a member of Dangerous Headz with the album On Tha Rise. But it wasn't until the next year that Shane realized his dreams would ultimately become reality. On April 15, 2003 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Shane entered a talent competition sponsored by local hip-hop radio station, KLUC 98.5. Previous headliners at the Joint included Guns N' Roses, the Eagles and Justin Timberlake. While Shane's talents were not recognized in the same competition the year prior, his perseverance led him to the stage once again, where he experienced what would be the first of many exhilarating, crowd-bumping performances. Shane won the competition alongside Dangerous Headz member Classic and Gbang. This memorable night provided Shane the confidence necessary to progress with his professional music career. PROFESSIONAL Shane hit the big stage just one month later, opening up for musical icons Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J in Summer Jam 4, held at the Thomas & Mack Center May 24, 2003. And amongst the chaos of live performances, Shane released his first solo album under the stage name Change, titled, "The Verbal Assassin". The next year, Shane decided to take the biggest step of his career by moving to the culturally and musically diverse city of Miami, FL. After incorporating some of Miami's flair into his repertoire, Shane released his second solo album, Therapy, in August 2007. Therapy began a new chapter in Shane's life, as he redeveloped his voice to profess inspirational lyrics about his life and his relationship with God. The passion Shane released in Therapy received worldwide recognition; one of the tracks, "Talkin' Bout Jesus," was a top download for iTunes Europe. With two solo albums under his belt Shane decided to learn and excel in the business aspect of the music industry, culminating with the creation of his record label, Sky High Records LLC, in 2008. This label is a testament to Shane's formation, growth, and transformation in the industry from virtually nothing to eventually everything-"Sky's the Limit" Shane continued his transformation in 2009 by adding singing to his repertoire. This combined with his lyrical fluidity and urban electronic beats lead to the generation of a new genre of World music; synthesizing pop, hip-hop, dance, and electronic styles. Shane highlighted this new style the same year in his third solo album, Supersonic. Shane Hunter has demonstrated his ability to reinvent himself and his music, and is letting the whole world hear his sound and passion. Perseverance and passion is what makes a true champion! Written by Justin Hunter.