City Shawn
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City Shawn

San Jose, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFTRA

San Jose, CA | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter




"San Jose’s Rising Star, City Shawn Hits #1 again"

December 19, 2016
San Jose’s very own @CityShawn has been making waves for several years now with quality projects one after another. His lead single, “Let’s Go” produced by @BxxGvtti hits #1 this week. The track is the perfect hustler’s anthem, and simultaneously motivates and entertains us as City knows how to do. Check out the record and music video below, which is directed by Tyler Acosta.

1. City Shawn – Let’s Go (prod. Boo Gatti) - KSJS BLOG-Urban Department

"City Shawn is ready to make his own opportunities with "Let's Go" visual PREMIERE"

NOVEMBER 23, 2016
City Shawn may be a new name to some, but he is the hip-hop champion of the South Bay. Having released a handful of projects over the last two years, Shawn has been steadily building an organic following. With the release of his recent Merry Thanksgiving EP, he is putting more of himself and his life out there.
Today, City Shawn is releasing a new visual for his lead single from the Merry Thanksgiving EP entitled "Let's Go".

"Let's Go", produced by Boo Gatti, is an anthem for those on their grind. The Tyler Acosta directed crisp visual shows Shawn in various areas of his hometown of San Jose. In discussing "Let's Go", Shawn shared,
My message behind "Let's Go" is really just to go and create opportunity and don't depend on anybody to better your situation but yourself.
Stream City Shawn's latest release, Merry Thanksgiving. I promise it won't disappoint! - EARMILK-McKenzii Webster

"City Shawn- Merry Thanksgiving"

NOVEMBER 23, 2016
City Shawn drops a brand new project, Merry Thanksgiving, just in time for Thanksgiving! Listen below. - Fadavi & CO.

"An overview of "Forever 2" from Big Dawg City"

NOV 6, 2015
City Shawn IS San Jose.

Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely folks out the 408 who get busy… but City got the city on his back pretty much unanimously. No small feat when you consider San Jo is one of the biggest cities in all of California.

Why is City the premier act out the Southbay? In part it’s due to versatility. He’s got cuts for the hip hop heads, blaps for the streets, and the one time he dabbled in a Mustard-esque sound on some fluke shyt, it was pure flames (“Outta There“). Where Shawn really shines tho is his voice. Bruh is blessed with a national mic voice and by extension, a presence that commands records from start to finish. Big Dawg City can just straight-forward tell it how it is without havin to hitchu wit like 9 metaphors to get 1 idea across. It’s a trait that has garnered him Dom Kennedy comparisons on more than a few occasions. To top it all off, City is armed with a secret weapon in San Jose based producer Cisco, who may or may not be one of the most slept on producers in the Bay Area.

“Forever 2” is City’s recent project effort, 10 tracks in length and boasting features from the like of Mozzy, Rexx Life Raj, Show Banga, Chippass, and G Maly. Standout tracks include “Money Don’t Sleep“, the dab friendly “Drug Money“, “Keep Goin“, “You Already Know“, “FIU“, and “Gawd Like“.

With CoSigns from lifestyle brand Breezy Excursion, tastemaker collective Young California, and blogs like HotNewHipHop, DJBooth, and yours truly at Free Bread, City Shawn is certainly a Bay Area talent to keep your eye on. - FreeBread International

"City Shawn- Forever 2"

City Shawn has released his latest project, Forever 2. The San Jose native has become known for dropping multiple dope projects per year, and this year is no exception as he already released Smoker No Joker earlier this year, now he hits us with more flame. He taps one of Cali’s biggest street artist, Mozzy for the intro on the project, which also features Show Banga, Chipass (of NHT Boyz), G Maly & Rexx Life Raj. The project also boasts production from Cardo, Vybe and City’s go-to-guy, Cisco aka Cortez, who continues to be one of the Bay’s best under-the-radar producers. Check out the project which you can stream above, and support on iTunes. - StrongArm

"City Shawn Smoker No Joker"

The brand new mixtape from City Shawn has landed entitled ‘Smoker No Joker’ along with the help of our #YoungCalifornia family DJ ASAP, DJ Amen & DJ J12 on the hosting side. Hit the jump to listen to the 10 track project below and grab it HERE. Yee! - Matthew Garner


San Jose's very own City Shawn just released his long awaited project titled 'EAST' and is now available to stream below. The whole project is produced, mixed and mastered by Dreemteem's own Cortez.

"Its San Jose Vs Everybody" -City - Ricky Breezy

"Album Review-City Shawn-EAST"

This San Jose, Ca artist is dope imo, and i feel like yall should definitely check out this project and support him. - GEMINI_TV


City Shawn- Til November

City Shawn- Forever (Hosted by Traxamillion)

City Shawn-EAST

City Shawn- Smoker No Joker (Hosted by DJ ASAP, DJ Amen, DJ J12)

City Shawn- FOREVER II

City Shawn- Merry Thanksgiving



Marshawn "City Shawn" Landrine - SAN JOSE, CA - City Shawn, The Family Money kid with the crown. The man fighting to hold San Jose down as a leading pusher in the Hip-Hop game. While finding solace in writing out his self -defined "pain music", his diverse flow on top of varieties of tremendously orchestrated productions highlights City Shawn's ability to draw in listeners through both his lyrics and his energy on every track.

From the moment Bay Area legend Traxamillion signed off on Shawn's "FOREVER" tape in 2012, and with his "EAST" follow up in 2014, City has garnered nods from the likes of DJ ASAP and DJ AMEN with his early 2015 "Smoker No Joker" project, as well as the highly-acclaimed DJ Fresh, Newly recruited "Boominati" Producer Vybe, and 2016 #BOTBA award winning producer Cardo supplying the San Jose native with tracks on "FOREVER II". With his most recent "Merry Thanksgiving" release in November 2016, City Shawn is set to release a wave of new music, starting with his "Still Going" EP dropping 4th quarter 2018.

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