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Danielle Balbuena (born June 13, 1997),[2] better known by her stage name 070 Shake, is an American singer and rapper from North Bergen, New Jersey.[3] 070 Shake is a part of the musical collective 070, who have released a mixtape together titled The 070 Project: Chapter 1 (2016). Shake released her debut extended play, Glitter, in March 2018.

070 Shake
Birth nameDanielle Balbuena
Born (1997-06-13) June 13, 1997 (age 22)[1]
North Bergen, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2015–present
Labels
Associated acts

In 2018, 070 Shake gained attention for her guest appearances and involvement with Kanye West's production work in Wyoming, featuring on songs "Ghost Town" and "Violent Crimes" from West's album Ye, as well as appearing on Pusha T's Daytona and Nas' Nasir.

CareerEdit

2015–2016: Early yearsEdit

Prior to her music career, Shake wrote poetry.[4] Shake began her music career in late 2015, recording the songs "Proud" and "Swervin".[4] Shake's stage name is derived from her affiliation with the 070 music collective; 070 coming from NJ's 070 zip codes. By 2018, the 070 crew was noted to have 11 members including artists and producers.[4]

By 2016, Shake was earning hundreds of thousands of streams on SoundCloud.[5] Soon after posting several songs on SoundCloud, Shake attracted the attention of Miami-based promoter and social media personality YesJulz.[1] After hearing "Proud" specifically, Julz reached out to Shake on Twitter, quickly signing on to be her manager.[1] Shake broke through with "Trust Nobody", released early in that year.[2] In August, Shake collaborated with fellow 070 members Ralphy River, Hack, and Tree on the single "Honey".[6][7] The song featured production from frequent collaborators The Kompetition,[7] a three-person production group.[4] "Honey" simultaneously premiered on Complex and 1 AM Radio on Dash.[6] Vibe commented that the track "[sounded] tailor made to rock on dance floors everywhere."[7]

Also in 2016, Shake signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music label.[4] GOOD Music found out about Shake through Julz, as she played some of Shake's music at a Yeezy fitting, interesting the label's president, Pusha T.[1] After signing Shake, the label picked up her "Trust Nobody" track and re-released it in September.[2] Shake spent October and November opening up for English rock band The 1975 during the American leg of their 2016 tour.[2] On December 8, 070 released their first mixtape, The 070 Project: Chapter 1.[1][8]

2017–present: Glitter, collaborations with Kanye West and Modus VivendiEdit

Shake modeled for Gypsy Sport's Fall 2017 runway show.[9] She also went on her first headlining tour in April.[10] In a 2017 interview with Paper, Shake mentioned her Yellow Girl EP would release later that year.[11] However, the project was moved back to release after Glitter, another collaboration with The Kompetition.[4]

Her solo debut, the 6-track Glitter EP was released on March 23, 2018,[12] although it was originally slated for a January 26 release and to include 12 tracks.[4] At the time of Glitter's release, media outlets noted that her lyrical content concentrated on her self-esteem issues, drug use, and sexuality.[13][12] Shake described Glitter as "about being in a dark place and finding yourself and figuring it out. It's about being in the lowest of lows type of shit."[4] Shortly prior to Glitter's release, Shake performed at the SXSW music festival.[3]

In May, Shake was featured on "Santeria", a track from Pusha T's album Daytona.[14] Shake also had featured vocals on "Ghost Town" and "Violent Crimes" from Kanye West's album Ye.[15]

Michael Sapanora praised the two tracks as "standout cuts" on the album,[16] and ranked "Ghost Town" specifically as the album's best song.[17] HotNewHipHop praised Shake's performance on "Ghost Town" as the highlight of the song, and called the track the climax of the album.[18] Shake told Pigeons & Planes that "Ghost Town" was nearly left off Ye, as the track was finished on the same day of the album's release.[19] "Ghost Town" also featured vocals from Kid Cudi, another inspiration of Shake's; she shared with Pigeons & Planes, "All my life I grew up listening to Kanye West and Kid Cudi. I've cried to their music. They've definitely changed my life, and saved me from a lot of stuff."[19] Shake's recording experience with West in Wyoming for his Ye album impacted her thoughts about Yellow Girl; she stated "I don't know if it's going to be called Yellow Girl. I know the songs are definitely changing. The experience I had in Wyoming makes me want to make music on a different level."[19]

In 2019, she featured on DJ Khaled's album titled " Father of Asahd" alongside Buju Banton, Sizzla and Mavado on the song titled 'Holy Mountain'.

Shake announced her debut album, Modus Vivendi on June 24, 2019.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

As prominently referenced in her music, Shake uses female pronouns when describing lovers.[21] A 2017 Vogue essay on rising queer stars in rap music mentioned Shake being in a relationship with Sophia Diana Lodato.[9]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Modus Vivendi (2019)[20]

Extended playsEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • The 070 Project: Chapter 1 (with 070) (2016)

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album Ref
"Make It There" 2016 Non-album singles [22]
"Sunday Night"
(featuring Phi)
[23]
"Bass for My Thoughts" [24]
"Them Dead"
(with 070 Phi, 070 Razsy Beats & Ralphy River)
[25]
"Honey"
(with Ralphy River and Hack & Tree)
The 070 Project: Chapter 1 [26]
"Trust Nobody" Non-album singles [27]
"Rewind"
(featuring Lil Yachty)
[28]
"Stranger" 2017 Glitter [29]
"Be Myself" Non-album singles [30]
"Accusations" 2018 [31]
"Nice to Have" 2019 Modus Vivendi
"Morrow"

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album Ref
"Sweetest Heartbreak"
(XAXO featuring 070 Shake)
2017 Non-album single [32]
"Kobe"
(FOREVER ANTi PoP featuring 070 Shake)
2018 Smells Like Homeless Fart [33]
"My Night"
(Keys N Krates featuring 070 Shake)
Cura [34]

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"I Need Chu" 2018 FOREVER ANTi PoP Smells Like Homeless Fart
"What's the Word" 070 Beheard, 070 Phi Talking Tongues
"Life Is What You Make It" 070 Beheard
"Santeria" Pusha T Daytona
"Ghost Town" Kanye West, PartyNextDoor, Kid Cudi Ye
"Violent Crimes" Kanye West, Ty Dolla Sign, Nicki Minaj
"Not for Radio" Nas, Puff Daddy Nasir
"Everything" Nas, The-Dream, Kanye West, Tony Williams, Caroline Shaw
"Holy Mountain"[35] 2019 DJ Khaled, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Mavado Father of Asahd
"80 Mile Zone"[36] 201Jah Jafet
"Life Won’t Be The Same"
"Scar"[37] Jessie Reyez The Lion King: The Gift

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Burford, Corinna (June 1, 2018). "Who Is 070 Shake?". Vulture. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Kellman, Andy. "070 Shake | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Machin, Jennifer (March 8, 2018). "SXSW Announces Full 2018 Artist Lineup, Conference Details & More". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Street, Mikelle (January 13, 2018). "Rapper 070 Shake Talks Kompetition Collective EP 'Glitter' & Debuts Song Inspired by Lil Peep's Death". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Isom, Eric (July 1, 2016). "Is 070 Shake The Newest G.O.O.D. Music Signee?". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Ortiz (August 15, 2016). "Premiere: Shake and Her 070 Crew Drop "Honey"". Complex. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Braboy, Mark (August 16, 2016). "Shake & 070 Crew Dropped Some Organic "Honey"". Vibe. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Mench, Chris (December 8, 2016). "Stream Shake and Her 070 Crew's 'The 070 Project: Chapter 1'". Complex. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Bernard, Katherine (June 25, 2017). "Rapper's Delight". Vogue. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  10. ^ Madden, Sidney (February 27, 2017). "070 Shake Is Going on Tour". XXL. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  11. ^ Hazlehurst, Beatrice (September 21, 2017). "Beautiful People: 070 Shake is the Change She Wants to See". Paper. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Ch, Devin (March 23, 2018). "G.O.O.D. Music's 070 Shake "Glitter" EP Hits On A Personal Level". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Fresh, Mikey (March 26, 2018). "G.O.O.D. Music's 070 Shake Debuts 'Glitter' EP". Vibe. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Lamarre, Carl (May 25, 2018). "Pusha T on How 'Daytona' Was 'Therapy' For Kanye & the Importance of Writing Your Own Raps". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  15. ^ Renshaw, David (June 1, 2018). "Here are the full album credits for Kanye West's ye". The Fader. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  16. ^ Sapanora, Michael (June 4, 2018). "070 Shake Says Kanye West Finished 'Ghost Town' on 'Ye' Release Day". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  17. ^ Saponara, Michael (June 1, 2018). "Ranking Every Song From Kanye West's 'Ye' Album: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  18. ^ Parizot, Matthew (June 2, 2018). "Kanye West Grabs Kid Cudi, John Legend, & 070 Shake For The Massive "Ghost Town"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  19. ^ a b c Corrigan, Graham (June 4, 2018). "An Interview With 070 Shake, the Breakout Star of Kanye West's 'ye'". Pigeons & Planes. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  20. ^ a b Kim, Michelle (June 24, 2019). "070 Shake Announces Tour and New Album Modus Vivendi". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  21. ^ Monroe, Ian David (December 15, 2016). "2016 Was a Strong Year for Queer Representation in Music". V. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  22. ^ "Make It There – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  23. ^ "Sunday Night (feat. Phi) – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  24. ^ "Bass for My Thoughts – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  25. ^ "Them Dead – Single by 070 Shake, 070 Phi, 070 Razsy Beats & Ralphy River on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  26. ^ "Honey – Single by 070 Shake, Ralphy River & Hack & Tree on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "Trust Nobody – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  28. ^ "Rewind (feat. Lil Yachty) – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  29. ^ "Stranger – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  30. ^ "Be Myself – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  31. ^ "Accusations – Single by 070 Shake on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  32. ^ "Sweetest Heartbreak (feat. 070 Shake) – Single by XAXO on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  33. ^ "Kobe (feat. 070 Shake) – Single by FOREVER ANTi PoP on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  34. ^ "My Night (feat. 070 Shake) – Single by Keys N Krates on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  35. ^ Julia Gray (May 17, 2019). "Stream DJ Khaled's New Album Father Of Asahd Featuring Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle, SZA & More". Stereogum. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  36. ^ "album Jafet by 201Jah on Spotify".
  37. ^ "The Lion King: The Gift". beyonce.com. Retrieved July 16, 2019.

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