A Boston native, singer/songwriter, Shea Rose has been embraced by fans and media for her iconic music and style. Winner of the 2012 Pop/R&B Artist of the Year and 2011 R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, the Boston Globe named Rose the “artist most likely to make an impact on the national stage.” They went on to described her as “that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap & jazz — and bring her unique stamp to each.” Queen Latifah has even referred to Shea Rose as “America’s next female rapper.”
Rose was featured on Terri Lyne Carrington‘s 2011 Grammy award-winning jazz album, “The Mosaic Project,” alongside Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves & Esperanza Spaulding, among others. In 2012, Shea received a SESAC National Performance Activity Award. Off stage, Rose is dedicated to music for social change.
MUSIC: Influences include Lauryn Hill, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Betty Davis.
PRESS:“sweet folk ballads, thunderous hard rock and deep funk. She also raps with a wicked flow that belies her newcomer status.” – Boston Herald
“Shea Rose has created her own niche…a blend of hip-hop, R&B, jazz, funk and rock that leaves her virtually peerless in the urban-music world.” – Boston Herald
“America’s next female rapper” – Queen Latifah