Born in Benin, schooled in Ghana, pulled into the bustle of the UK, Paris and South Africa, singer songwriter Shirazee found himself in Atlanta with nothing but trialing experiences and a dream of fracturing the juggernaut that is the rap industry. Though vitally settled in the city that bled rap music, a new path would take shape that would soon define his career. That path was songwriting. Though ingrained in his DNA through countless years of artistry, surrendering the pen to the needs of other artists was uncharted territory. This soon led to his departure from the city that represented what seemed like his lifelong dream to the city that sculpts, chisels and molds it. While opportunity was deep-seated in the concrete arms of the rigorous goliath, New York tested Shirazee’s resilience. Overcoming homelessness he soon signed his first publishing deal and found himself at the helm of songs by artists like Sting, Afrojack, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kiesza. While vindicating and fruitful, these opportunities were outweighed by the pendulum that swung in the direction of his undying dream of domineering the stage. Fast forward to 2017 and encompassing experience, influence and his widespread musical pallet, Shirazee releases “Iguana,” a sharp and fetching tune that calls for intentness in what has always been his foreordained playground.