Was born in Houston, Texas; but due to his moms’ continuous struggle with drugs and alcohol he was sent to Beaumont, TX at just 1 year old after being adopted by his grandparents. Despite his exposure to gangs and violence, Shane-O leaned more toward his passion for sports and music which resulted in him learning to play the piano and drums by ear, as well as write lyrics and free style. In high school he and 5 close friends developed a soon to be popular rap group that slowly disassembled over time due to everyday trials and tribulations, not to mention the death of the one member that Shane-O was closest to.
ShaneO Da Optimist
After several years of writers’ block, experiencing the “street life” first hand and basically hustling to survive; Shane-O finally developed a new spark to rekindle the flame of his passion for music. “I couldn’t deny the power of GOD after witnessing Him not only deliver me from the street life but even delivering my mom who was once imprisoned but is now a minister.” It was then that he decided to focus on his relationship with God which guided him into entrepreneurship and strengthened him as an example for the five children he and his beautiful wife are raising. “It’s not all about the money with me. It’s about reaching out to the millions of souls that have been lost through years of corrupted music and have become products of their circumstances. Since the ear is the gateway to the soul, my legacy’s mission is to redirect and resurrect the mindset of this generation as well as the generations to come.”