Red Shaydez, (a stage name she developed from a pair of red sunglasses her aunt bought for her as a child), is a female rapper and a woman of countless talents. “Red” represents her aura and the passion she has for all of her pursuits. “Shaydez” intertwines her nickname and symbolizes her vision of the world as well as her point of view behind her sunglasses. The Boston-native powerhouse (with roots in Macon, GA and Jamaica), is a Recording Academy voting member (GRAMMYS), a Boston Music Award winning hip-hop artist, professional video producer, public speaker, educator, and youth mentor. Red’s undeniable talent and electric personality have been widely praised by both local and national media such as MTV, BET JAMS, Boston 25 News , The Boston Globe, NPR MUSIC, and more! Her music video/mini-film for 'Little Sabrina' was selected for the 2020 Roxbury International Film Festival as well.
Red Shaydez has been headlining shows and performing at festivals like the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, BAMS Fest, and area universities in New England for over a decade. After being co-signed by the legendary MC Lyte, Red has released multiple EP’s, two studio albums, and was nominated for “Best Female Rapper of the Year” at the 2015 NYC Underground Music Awards. She has also been nominated for four Boston Music Awards including Album of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and more! Listen to Red’s 2016 Debut album Magnetic Aura, featuring standouts such as “Little Sabrina” and “Relapse,” her sophomore return Feel the Aura, with masterpieces like “Steppin Out,” “Come Here Lil’ Baby,” and “They Call Me Shaydez,” and fan favorite “Self Care ‘18” from 2019 EP Chillin in the Shade. Impressively, all of Shaydez’s work is entirely self-made, self-funded, and self-servicing. Everything from street team to video direction, from album art to beat selection is hand-picked and Shaydez approved.
Red Shaydez is also a youth mentor and often volunteers throughout the city of Boston. She also speaks at many institutions such as Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, and Northeastern university.
Red Shaydez graduated FSU in MA with a Film/Video degree. She also minored in Sociology.
How To Jumpstart A Music Career In Boston is an artist workshop led by Boston-based recording artist and mentor, Red Shaydez on 1/22/20. Shaydez will provide the necessary tools and information to suceed as an emerging artist in the city of Boston and beyond. Though this workshop is for musicians--artist managers, poets, and all creatives are recommended to attend.
Workshop will include:
- Artist Certification
- Artist Housing
- Paid Gigs
- Networking Opportunities