(New York, New York April 1st, 2014) Four years ago, the rap world lost one of Queensbridge’s most dedicated soldiers. Killa Sha aka Sha Lumi The Great was running with Tragedy Khadafi and Craig G as a youth as part of The Super Kids, before connecting with his high school classmate Havoc to DJ for the Poetical Prophets crew when they got a deal with 4th & Broadway as Mobb Deep. He then branched out to form the Killa Kidz crew with his boys from his block, where he moved into rhyming before embarking on a solo career. With three popular mixtapes and an unreleased Marley Marl project under his belt, Sha finally released the GOD Walk On Water” LP in 2007 with contributions from Havoc, Large Professor and Tragedy.
He soon began work on his follow-up, The Shepherd, and an album with Large Professor, but sadly his progress was hampered by his constant struggle with diabetes, which eventually claimed his life in January 2010. Thankfully for his fans, Sha was able to complete his sophomore album before he left us, and his good friend DJ Phantom has been carefully preparing for its release ever since. The first release from this eagerly awaited project is Audible Doctor’s majestic remix of “Cash” from Sha Lumi’s debut. Laced with Sha’s excitable adlibs and his trademark verbal wisdom, “Cash” is a fine example of the Queensbridge rap science we can expect from the new LP when it drops later this year.
words by: Robbie Ettelson