From the television screen, to the big screen, to the studio, Shameik Moore has done it all. Starting out as a teen actor on Nick Cannon’s live comedy sketch series Incredible Crew, Moore discovered he had a knack for acting. In 2015, he made his major debut by landing the lead role in the modern coming-of-age film Dope. In this vibrant comedy Moore portrays a California teen infatuated with ‘90s hip-hop, dreaming of attending Harvard, that haphazardly gets caught up into some trouble. Under the direction of Rick Famuyiwa, Moore’s role enabled him to tap into his musical side through his close work with co-star A$AP Rocky and Pharrell William’s IamOTHER Entertainment.
While Moore continues to perfect his craft on the big screen, his musical endeavors undoubtedly showcase his ability to be a multi-talented star in each respective industry. Hosted by Atlanta DJ, DJ Greg Street, the release of his 2012 mixtape, I Am Da Beat, received over 100,000 downloads. In the summer of 2015, Moore dropped his first EP entitled 30058. The project featured seven songs produced by Atlanta producer, T Black The Hitmaker, showcasing his vocal talents as a formidable R&B artist and multi-faceted entertainer.
Inspiration for the title and musical content within the album was derived from memories of his life and women in his hometown of Lithonia, GA. In his song “Back It Up,” Moore’s eclectic blend of musical elements creates an urban tango for listeners to move to in any club, lounge or party atmosphere. The high-energy of the beat intertwined with his smooth vocal delivery produces the perfect club banger flavored with Moore’s R&B finesse.
Another album favorite, “Can’t Wait,” shows Moore’s sexy side with a steady flow, braggadocious wordplay and lyrical teases. Through his playful taunting of a female love interest, he creatively adds his own flair to the famous hook “bad boys, bad boys” as he cooes “bad girl, bad girl what cha’ gone do, what cha’ gone do when I come for you?” Moore undoubtedly had the lovers in mind when recording this song, boldly embodying what popular culture coins as “grown and sexy.” Not only is “Can’t Wait” the perfect jam for late night cruising, but this record is definitely one for anyone trying to set the mood for a romantic rendezvous.
Today Moore is working on the creation of another album to be release early 2016, as well as starring as a lead role in an upcoming Netflix original series.
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