Two years ago, the artist known as 070 Shake signed onto Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music imprint and early 2018 Shake arrived with her Glitter EP under the label but she has been topic of conversation since being discovered as the voice that dropped the soothing vocals to some of our favorite tracks on Pusha T’s DAYTONA (Santeria) and Kanye West’s Ye (Ghost Town & Violent Crimes). Now in a recent convo with Billboard, Shake opened up about her involvement with the label and her collaborations with Push, Kanye, and Kid Cudi, her forthcoming Yellow Girl debut album, and G.O.O.D. Music.
“I love being a part of [music with a message], no matter who it is,” 070 Shake began when talking about her role in Kanye’s introspective “Violent Crimes.” “My goal is to be able to impact people in a positive way.” – 070 Shake
When she dropped her opinion on Kanye West’s controversial statements she was heard saying: “I think Kanye West inspires everybody that he is around because he is so himself. Like, everything that he shows is everything that he is. It has encouraged me to be more free with my thoughts. So I think it is inspiring to see somebody like him. Kanye is going to say what he feels, take it or leave it. Everybody has bad thoughts, evil thoughts. The only difference is that he says what he thinks. Still, we all have those thoughts. I feel he is definitely a good person. Kanye West is very kind and has given me the opportunity of a lifetime. I am grateful to him.”
She also described her experiences recording with Pusha T on “Santeria” and Kid Cudi on “Ghost Town,” and revealed that the Spanish verse they got on the former track was originally going to be recorded in English until she caught a glimpse of the Portuguese sample. “It was crazy, because they needed a female vocalist, and the team played me the sample. I heard it, but it was in Portuguese. I was going to [originally] record in English. After I heard the sample in Portuguese, I became inspired.” Shae said.
Shake’s debut Yellow Girl is set arrive later on in the year and it seems like she is definitely one the most hyped artists out now.