Shane Hughes (born 7 June 1996), best known by his stage-name Shane Eagle, is a South African rapper. He is best known for making as one of the top three contestants on South African television show Vuzu: The Hustle.
Shane recorded his first song at the age of 13 at his friend’s studio who eventually saw potential in him. Shortly after completing high school, he entered Vuzu: The Hustle, a South African television show and rap contest. Among the judges were influential South African rappers AKA, Tumi and motswako rapper Khuli Chana. Shane had a rough start in the competition, which was broadcast to South African audiences, but eventually made it to the Top 4, and was eliminated at Number 3.
Shane was one of the local opening acts for J. Cole for the “J.Cole Live in Concert: Castle Lite Unlocks” concert.
Shane’s debut single, which features fellow contestant and eventual winner Big Star Johnson, was released on 8 October 2015. The single performed well on radio stations YFM, 5FM and Highveld 947. Shane was featured on DJ Switch’s single “Now or Never”, alongside Kwesta, Proverb and Reason, which was produced by Ganja Beatz. Shane left JR’s record label on good terms with him, less than a year after signing to him. AKA and JR have mentored Shane since he became a runner-up on Vuzu: The Hustle, and is still in contact with JR. Shane released his follow-up single “I’m Back” on his own record label Eagle Entertainment on 27 May 2016.
Source of bio Wikipedia
Shane’s music video for the single “Cutting Corners” premiered on Channel O on 9 September 2016.