Eagle soars to greater heights

Shane Eagle. Photo: Shane Eagle Instagram

Shane Patrick Hughes, better known as Shane Eagle, is a young South African rapper on the rise.

The young MC quickly turned into a household name after making it as one of the top four contestants on the first season of Vuzu: The Hustle, a televised rap contest.

Shane Eagle is solidifying his name in the local hip-hop scene. Photo: Shane Eagle Instagram

His tenure on The Hustle subsequently led to him collaborating with the likes of Big Star Johnson, DJ Switch, DJ Speedsta, Priddy Ugly and KLY, to name a few. With his growing traction, Eagle released his debut album, Yellow, last August. With the hit singles Let it Flow and Need Me featuring R&B singer, KLY, Eagle is surely soaring to greater heights.

Shane Eagle in Amsterdam earlier this year. Photo: Shane Eagle Instagram

Here are 10 cool #dyks about the rapper:


  1. He is 21 years old.
  2. He was born in Rabie Ridge in Joburg.
  3. The term ‘Eagle’ originated from a group of his friends who lived in Rabie Ridge.
  4. Recorded his first song at the age of 13 at his friend’s studio.
  5. Shane was one of the local opening acts for J. Cole for the J.Cole Live in Concert: Castle Lite Unlocks.
  6. He released his debut album under his own record label, Eagle Entertainment.
  7. His debut album has been streamed 1.1 million times on Apple Music.
  8. He is currently selling physical hard copies of the album, signed and handed to you by himself, at various locations across South Africa under the #20KOutTheTrunk movement.
  9. He announced the possibility of a Yellow Tour later this year.
  10. He has been selected as one of the supporting acts for Castle Lite Unlocks: Chance the Rapper in April this year.


Mpho Moloto

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