Biography

"Better Late Than Never" has become more then a montra, as this Independent Hip Hop artist makes waves in the lyrical pool. After dropping his first EP, titled "Better Late Then Never," in January 2016, Shootermakaveli contributed "365 Phlavaz" of head-bobbing tracks in a series of mixtapes released monthly by Rebel Musick in 2014. His highly anticipated hit single IM WIT IT took over the mixtape scene ALL summer '16-and is scheduled to KILL the holiday season with performances all over TEXAS, and radio play in Chicago, San diego, and Houston. ShooterMAC will be dropping another EP at the top of 2017 called "Supah Soul"  so you will hardly catch this lyrical mastermind on the Houston streets-NOT WORKING.

Born during the emergence of hip hop as a culture, Kelven Hunter Jr., popularly referred to as "Shootermakaveli," or "ShooterMAC" entered life in the 1980’s. Growing up in a neighborhood known as "Acres Home," located on the well known north side of Houston, Texas. Shootermakaveli experienced tragedy early in his childhood when his grandmothers home burned to the ground, killing his grandfather. After the loss of his childhood home, ShooterMAC and his grandmother relocated to the northeastern side of Houston where he graduated from SMILEY high school under the stern upbringing of his grandmother.

" I think I developed an ear for music in my younger days riding in the car with my dad," Shootermakaveli reminisced to his first run-in with hip hop at the age of 7. "I remember when I first heard “A Pocket Full of Stones” by UGK... and that just did something to my mind..." Other influences came directly from the streets of Houston, as Scarface and Chamillionaire stood up for his home city. As life continuously threw Shootermakaveli curve balls, he was constantly ridiculed for being the new kid from the other side of town, and also the darkest. Isolating himself from the taunts, Shootermakaveli grabbed his pen and went to work. He would lose himself in the hip hop that bonded him with his father. Deeper and more detailed his rap passion became, and along with it came a fast -paced freestyle that he became known for during his time attending Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas.

Kelven Hunter Jr. gave the "old college try" for a year and a half before dropping out and taking a job at The Port of Houston. He worked his 9-5 job at the Port, and worked on his musical craft, hitting the Houston underground circuit, and uniting with KOB Ent. At that point, Shootermakaveli had found his niche with fellow artists that shared his lyrical passion.

As he grew older, ShooterMAC expanded his hip hop influences to include artists like Eminem, Kanye West, and 2Pac. “ I really feel like I am a vessel lyrically. I feel that you have to view life with a certain depth perception, to really show and prove lyrically." His southern drawl, and empowering lyrics carved Kelven "Shootermakaveli" Hunter Jr. into a rare sounding, lyrical-bar-spitting Houston artist.

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  • Jun 02 Thu

    10:00 PM

    TEXAS 101 JAMS

    This upcoming Thursday on ‪#‎chuckscorner‬ recording artist Shooter Mac will be stopping through! Make sure yall got the app downloaded and tuned in to ‪#‎texas101jams‬#chuckscorner‪#‎allstarchuck‬‪#‎supportisreal‬Vic HeistLevean PinkstonCatherine Mitchell‪#‎love2jamradio‬‪#‎mscattv‬

  • Jul 17 Sun

    12:00 AM

    Indigo at Midtown

    17th of July at 2117 Chenevert St 8pm  Super Star Sundays-ShooterMac will be performing LIVE as an invited guest to SUPER STAR SUNDAYS- a HOT INDIE show with Celebrity Special Guests!

  • Jul 17 Sun

    08:00 PM

    TBA

    Live performance by ShooterMAC at weekly showcase hosted by NASEEM ALI!

  • Sep 24 Sat

    08:00 PM

    AYVA CENTER

    Nationally Syndicated Show “The Playlist” Makes Its Live Stage Debut in Support of Emerging Artists and Autism Awareness Ms Cat TV Brings Its Television, Radio and Social Media Smash Hit to Life through Partnership with B.A.N.G. Productionz in Support of FACES on September 24 HOUSTON, Texas – Nearly six months ago, Ms Cat TV debuted “The Playlist,” a nationally syndicated broadcast showcasing the country’s hottest indie and emerging music talent. Recognized as one of the few platforms to give new artists a voice and access to a nationwide audience via television, radio and social media, the show is now giving artists a chance to shine in front of a live audience when “The Playlist” hits the stage on September 24 at Avya Center Concert Hall. The showcase, launching annually in partnership with B.A.N.G. Productionz, will feature 10 talented independent artists representing multiple music genres. In an effort to help the artists gain greater visibility, they will have the opportunity to be interviewed by major media outlets, including 93.7 The Beat, Hip Hop Weekly, Love2Jam Radio, GMT Radio and Chuck’s Corner Radio via Texas 101 Jams. In addition to entertaining Houston’s music fans and gaining mass media exposure, the artists will also be lending their voices in support of the Foundation for Autism Care, Education & Services (FACES), a nonprofit organization that promotes education, service and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for families faced with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tickets for the live stage production of “The Playlist” are currently on sale at www.theplaylistshowcase.eventbrite.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit FACES. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available. Benefits include access to hundreds of patrons and broadcast media coverage provided by Ms Cat TV locally via Comcast, TV Max and AT&T and nationally at www.hmstv.org. Print media coverage will be provided by Heavy Rotation magazine

  • Nov 26 Sat

    01:00 PM

    MOSAIC BAR & LOUNGE

    #IMWITIITTOUR- SHOOTERMAC PERFORMS IMWITIT LIVE AT THE HOLIDAY HIP HOP BRUNCH.

  • Nov 30 Wed

    12:00 PM

    Damage Control Radio Interview w/ skyla Dawn & FU2 dJ Zeaky Bobby 90.1fm kpft

    ShooterMAC sits down with 90.1 fm KPFT Skyla Dawn & FU2 DJ Zeaky Bobby, Houstons own Damage Control radio show to discuss #imwitittour and his journey so far in the independent music realm in the city. TUNE IN!!

  • Dec 02 Fri

    10:00 PM

    Heavy Hitters Sports bar

    #imwitittour hits the Heavy Hitters sports bar on the northside of HTOWN with ALL STAR CHUCKs HUSTLE & MIX SHOW!

  • Dec 06 Tue

    09:00 PM

    SKOL CASBAR & GRILL

    FLEET DJS 4TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE AT 1701 WEBSTER THE SKOL CASBAR & GRILL- GIVE BACK AND BE ENTERTAINED AS THE #IMWITITTOUR CONTINUES! 

  • Dec 15 Thu

    10:00 PM

    Metropolis Night Club 8935 Richmond ave

    Part of the #imwitittour- ShooterMAC hits the scene to perform hit single #imwitit.

  • Dec 16 Fri

    10:00 PM

    CLUB RIGHTEOUS IN FT.WORTH TX

    #IMWITITTOUR GOES WEST AND SHOOTERMAC WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE AT CLUB RIGHTEOUS IN FT. WORTH TX.HENNY VS GOOSE PARTY!

  • Dec 23 Fri

    05:30 PM

    ONLINE TV EXCLUSIVE W/PARADISE CORNER

    SHOOTERMAC HITS THE TELEVISED SHOW- ON GMTTVONLINE WITH PARADISE AND TALKS THE #IMWITITTOUR, DROPS THE VIDEO DIRECTED BY KARTIER OF THE PHARMACY STUDIOS!

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