Baby Sham, a former member of Busta Rhymes’, now defunct, FlipMode Squad, is currently readying the release of his long-in-the-making, “official” solo outing, Fabric Of Time. The set is being introduced by its impressive lead offering, “So Fresh,” and is scheduled to bow on July 29th 2010.
Sham grew up on the 41st side of the Queensbridge housing projects, which also birthed the likes of Hip-Hop pioneers MC Shan, Roxanne Shante’, Nas & Marley Marl, and at age fifteen took up the art of emceeing full-time. As one sixth of the, then, popular Killa Kids collective, Sham and company quickly made a name for themselves in and around the five different boroughs. Unfortunately, due to creative differences amongst one another, Killa Kids soon disbanded.
A chance encounter with Rhymes, who visited Sham’s projects to film a Benny Boom directed video, led directly to a coveted spot in the, then, fledgling FlipMode crew. Baby Sham’s first appearance on wax was Busta’s platinum-plus When Disaster Strikes… LP, followed by ’98’s E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. The Imperial, FlipMode’s gold certified debut, also dropped that same year, spawning a pair of hit singles; “Everybody On The Line Outside” & “Cha Cha Cha.” In addition, Sham was featured on a number of movie soundtracks, including; Slam, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Dr. Doolittle 2, and Friday After Next.
1999 brought Baby Sham a Source Award, as FlipMode Squad was named ‘New Artist of the Year,’ and in ’04 he earned a pair of ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards for his contribution to Rhymes’ Mariah Carey assisted, “I Know What You Want.”
On July 4th, and as a precursor, of sorts, to Fabric Of Time, Sham will drop Get To Know Me, a DVD mix-tape, where every track will be accompanied by a visual clip. Baby Sham is also presently working with Dolten Brothers Entertainment, an upstart production company that assists artists in filming and editing videos.