Artist Spotlight (Interview) Maserati Shaka
The Month we chop it up with independent recording artist Maserati Shaka
Lekeithra Shanae Major
Birth name: Lekeithra Shanae Major
Also known as: Lekeithra Shanae Smith, Shaka Miller, Maserati Shaka, KeKe, Key, Blue Blood, Lil Shaker
Born: February 18th, 1989 (Age 28)’ Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Genre: Hip Hop
Occupations: Rapper, Songwiriter, Musician, Actor, Dancer
Years Active: 1999-Present
Labels: Payback Ent., Fresh Records, Gernade Records, Pipeline Records, Let’s Get Rich Ent., SSH Ent., Redeye Ent., Rashisland Inc., House of Fire Records, CBE Ent, Luciano Family.
Associated Acts: Ericka Renae Brown aka EB Yung, Sirena Beckford aka T-Mero, TK Benz Real name Shakira, Nancy aka Blinded by the Tears, Eric Aurguero, Goldy, Marvin aka M-Dogg, Dawn Jones, Anquinette Jones, Cindy, John, Deandre Ireland, Lawrence John Jr., Jessica C.
Lekeithra Shanae Major) Born February 18th, 1989). Better known by her stage name Maserati Shaka is an American Rapper also with a part of white, Bahamian, Haitian, Indian, and also Jamaican. She is a songwriter and actress. She is outstanding performer and is publicly outgoing. She signed with all the labels except Pipeline Records. She worked alongside of Lil Bass & Toto before they became YSG (Young Star Gang) with Dexter Carswell from Redeye Entertainment. She also worked alongside with other arts as well as Kimberly Millien, the Hitters who wrote I’m a Zoe for Black Dada and also Grand Hustle Artist Shun Hendrix.Lekeithra also was cased in acting role in an LGBT film called Lovers and Friends the filmed debut the year of 2006. Lakeithra Shanae Major attended Walker Elementary, Norfolk Elementary, Sunrise Middle, Attucks Middle, South Broward High, Whiddon Rogers. Where she still continued to write her lyrics and music. Through her education she would participate in school stage show performances as the schools she attended.
Where do you hail from?
Fortlauderdale Florida but I’m from Broward county
How did your artist name come about?
Every kid always dream of having a car they want that how I came up with Maserati and Shaka come from me dancing off shake it like a salt shaker by the Ying yang twins I can dance
How long have you been making music?
Since I was 10 I been writing music always on the mic my mama song my uncle rap it just run in the blood
How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?
My sound came from Nolimit Mia x my uncle marvin and my mama
How do you spend your time outside of the business?
I do YouTube here and there and Playing basketball but writing music all the time the grind don’t stop
What are your current thoughts of the music business in 2020?
I don’t like mumble rappers I like ppl that speak real 2pac Soulja slim cmurder my uncle and my mama and underground rappers
What have you got planned for the near future?
Just to write a whole lot of music and shoutout to my bestfriend Nikkihottbeatz y’all should check her out she working with ball greezy and so on
What inspires you when you make your music?
My grandma story behind that I could have died 8/8/2010 I got stabbed in da eye and almost lost my life and my Aunty willamae saved my life Rest In Peace to her den crazy part my grandma died 8/8/2016
What music are you bumping at the moment?
My own music Nolimit ugh nah nah nah nah my cuzn HoodRxch chasin and ydty cutthroat duffle my lil brother oh shit ok den Yung spade check boy t-PAC 1wayfrank a lil Kodak and jackboy
Who’s in your Top 5 greatest artist of all time?
Michael Jackson prince cmurder of course Soulja slim Aaliyah Mia x myself and a lot of underground artist but Michael Jackson is the greatest of all times
Where can the world find you on the web?
Maserati Shaka YouTube Shaka miller Facebook Aquarian’s SoundCloud
Do you have anything you’d like to plug or let the people know about?
I got a new video Dropping soon to Maserati Shaka x Marvo-Corey miller free cmurder free Mac free Deon free all the real soldiers
Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing more from you in future!
Bet dat part there
Lekeithra Shanae Major been known for not only her music but also for her performances in dance. She created a group called Lil, Woddies based of NoLimit Records. Always looking up to Master P and Mia X, and C-Murder, Ghetto Twins, Magnolia Shawty, Soulja Slim, Nikki Hott Beatz. Major has dedicated her time to communities at the Hollywood Pal; at the age of 15 years old. She would have worked shows just to be part of anything that had to do with giving back, Major was always independent always knew how to network, she use to talk to coach on the phone he was like a mentor to her once she left red eye entertainment she also would perform at the LGBT Club Cloud 9 and the Sistrunk Festival. Maserati Shaka’s grandmother who passed away August 8th, 2016 pushed her and always supported her. Edith Major said that her granddaughter would sit up all night writing music even on school days. She also stated Maserati Shaka started playing on the Casio she brought for her on Christmas at the age of 3, says Edith Major. Lekeithra starts to make this beat and I start to dance to it. I knew she was going to grow up to love music as she got older. Lekeithra has 6 siblings on her Father side. She is the oldest child of and grandchild. Maserati Shaka continues to do music even though many of the record labels she as dealt with didn’t her to where she needed to be. She is now working with her manager Takario Johnson better known as Ladi Luciano of the Luciano Family. Maserati Shaka continues to have the support of Cyntia Jean who is assisting with getting her concert show bookings. Also working with Magassim Promotions and Phatkat Productions Katrina Darby.