"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.
NEXT EP from ShooterMAC will be dropping digitally through WWMG/Universal Distribution.
Paradise Corner Interview
Shooter drops VIDEO of #imwitit on Paradises Corner Show on GMTONLINETV.COM AT 530PM (cst)
Henny vs GREY GOOSE #IMWITITTOUR
Club RIGHTEOUS in FT.WORTH TX 10 PM (cst)
Coats for Kids Benefit Concert
Live at the DEN- ShooterMac is performing and donating 20 canned goods to kids for the holiday season. He will perform the popular single #IMWITIT and suypporting other artists down with the cause of hiphop being a positive one!
10126 Jensen dr
Houston, TX 77093
Show Love Get Love Concert
We taking a trip down to BIG MONEY TEXAS- Beaumont, TX to be exact. ShooterMaC will be taking the stage and showing Beaumont how to be WIT IT!
XClusive social club
6025 MLK beaumont,Tx 77705
ShooterMAC is featured in THE SOURCE MAGAZINE! http://thesource.com/2016/11/25/shootermac-im-wit-it/
ShooterMAC is featured in THE SOURCE MAGAZINE! http://thesource.com/2016/11/25/shootermac-im-wit-it/
Holiday Hip Hop Brunch
WE love HIPHOP! Join us as ShooterMAC takes the stage- he will be performing hit single #imwitit, PLUS another track off his upcoming project. This is a daytime event- and requires a ticket. He is scheduled to perform at 1 p.m. at this holiday hiphop gathering at the Mosaic Lounge in Houston Texas.
#IMWITITTOUR KICKSOFF AT FOXXYS
ShooterMAC kicks off the #imwititour at FOXXYS with Michael 5000 Watts & the KEEP IT 5000 NETWORK.
#IMWITIT Video Release/Halloween Party
Join us at the Love2Jam Radio/Pharmacy Studio on FRIDAY
Playlist Showcase Live @ayvacenter
ShooterMAc joins other elite INDIE artists at the AYVA center, and performs alongside his little brother ENVY HUNTER. This is the first time the two will take stage together!
Performing Black Lives Matter & hit single #imwitit.
Brought to you by @mscattv & Bangproz- Red Carpet Event with Heavy Rotation Magazine & other hiphop media outlets.
10 min with MEMPHIS10 of 93.7 The beat (FM)
ShooterMAC interviews with Memphis10 of 93.7 the beat, a popuular FM station in Houston Tx. He fills everyone in on being an Indie Artist, and even kicks a little FREESTYLE for Memphis10- showing him why7 he is known as ShooterMAC.
IM WIT IT GOES WORLD WIDE
Hit Single IM WIT IT makes it WORLD WIDE as well as picked for several HOT summer MIXTAPES- including DJ International WIG who has officially COSIGNED this INDIE JAMMER! The single is officially available for purchase at AMAZON- you can get a SNEAK PEAK on YOUTUBE- He is set to hit ATLANTAS underground circuit THIS SUMMER-performing at different venues throughout the city-
CHUCKS CORNER TEXAS 101 JAMS
TONIGHT- SHOOTERMAC WILL BE LIVE ON CHUCKS CORNER AT TEXAS 101 JAMS! TUNE IN AT TEXAS101JAMS.COM OR VIA THE TUNEIN APP- WE WILL ALSO BE GOING LIVE ON FACE BOOK- TUNE IN AT 1030PM (pst) FOR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!!
GO DJ TOP 20
HIT SINGLE #IMWITIT MAKES THE TOP 20 FOR THE GODJ CIRCUIT FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.
KEYLINE MAG does a feature on SHOOTERMAC for hit single IM WIT IT -picked to go on the KLM vol.5 hosted by DJ INTERNATIONAL WIG- COKE BOYS & RICH GANG. Along side heavyhitter KEVIN GATES & CHINKS (rip). The mixtape is featured at SPINRILLA.com and has over 5k downloads -on its THIRD DAY of being dropped! Check out the special edition featuring SHOOTERMAQC at MAGCKOUD LINK BELOW!
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 #supportisreal Vic Heist Levean Pinkston Catherine Mitchell #love2jamradio #mscattv
Indigo at Midtown
Jul, 17 12:00 AM
17th of July at 2117 Chenevert St
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 08:00 PM
Live performance by ShooterMAC at weekly showcase hosted by NASEEM ALI!
Sep, 24 08:00 PM
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
#IMWITIITTOUR- SHOOTERMAC PERFORMS IMWITIT LIVE AT THE HOLIDAY HIP HOP BRUNCH.
Damage Control Radio Interview w/ skyla Dawn & FU2 dJ Zeaky Bobby 90.1fm kpft
Nov, 30 12:00 PM
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!!
Heavy Hitters Sports bar
Dec, 02 10:00 PM
#imwitittour hits the Heavy Hitters sports bar on the northside of HTOWN with ALL STAR CHUCKs HUSTLE & MIX SHOW!
SKOL CASBAR & GRILL
Dec, 06 09:00 PM
FLEET DJS 4TH ANNUAL TOY DRIVE AT 1701 WEBSTER THE SKOL CASBAR & GRILL- GIVE BACK AND BE ENTERTAINED AS THE #IMWITITTOUR CONTINUES!
Metropolis Night Club 8935 Richmond ave
Dec, 15 10:00 PM
Part of the #imwitittour- ShooterMAC hits the scene to perform hit single #imwitit.
CLUB RIGHTEOUS IN FT.WORTH TX
Dec, 16 10:00 PM
#IMWITITTOUR GOES WEST AND SHOOTERMAC WILL BE PERFORMING LIVE AT CLUB RIGHTEOUS IN FT. WORTH TX.HENNY VS GOOSE PARTY!
ONLINE TV EXCLUSIVE W/PARADISE CORNER
Dec, 23 05:30 PM
SHOOTERMAC HITS THE TELEVISED SHOW- ON GMTTVONLINE WITH PARADISE AND TALKS THE #IMWITITTOUR, DROPS THE VIDEO DIRECTED BY KARTIER OF THE PHARMACY STUDIOS!