I am feeling so proud of being a Malaysian! Here's a great news for our local hip hop entertainment industry. Shazzwan, an up-coming hip-hop artist and producer supported by Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (YRMS), has recently debuts his first album titled ‘Titipan Banduan Muda’.
And I was really honored to be one of the invited guests of the day to enjoy his live music together with the royals, friends of media, and fellow hiphop enthusiasts in the industry.
The prestigious launch event received royal attendance by Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Tengku Amir Shah Ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj, Raja Muda Selangor; Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj. and Y.A.D. Dato’ Setia Aubry Rahim Also present at the event were the foundation’s Board of Trustees comprising of Y.A.D. Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of YRMS; Y.A.D. Dato’ Setia Mohammad Adzib bin Mohd. Isa; Y.A.D. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Syed Mohd Yusof bin Tun Syed Nasir; Y.Bhg. Puan Sri Datin T.D. Ampikaipakan; and Y.Bhg. Dato’ Richard A. J. Curtis.
Prior to the launch, Y.A.D. Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, chairman of YRMS explained that the Yayasan supports youths between the ages of 18 to 29 years old by helping them develop their confidence and motivation, skills and talents, enabling them to be employed.
Under the ‘Talent for the World’ programme, Shazzwan has undergone 10 years of apprenticeship with the guidance of renowned artist and producer Yogeswaran Veerasingam a.k.a. Yogi B. We are truly proud of him, and glad that YRMS is able to help someone from a chequered past to turn over a new leaf.
Yang Amat Mulia Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah binti Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj., launches Shazzwan's album 'Titipan Banduan Muda' along with Y.A.D. Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad bin Raja Tun Uda, chairman of Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor.
Shazzwan (Second from right) also performed ‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ featuring upcoming singer, MAL during the event. Listening to his lyrics, I realise his album indeed has an inspiring story to tell.
The album ‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ reflects Shazzwan’s life transformation from a juvenile delinquent to a hip-hop artist and the meaningful lyrics convey different lessons learnt from his experiences, leading the next generation to a better and brighter future. All thanks to the support of YRMS' Board of Trustees, donors and Yogi B!
Among the eight featured songs, my favourite goes to ‘You’re My’ featuring renowned singer and actress, Tisha Shamsir, as well as ‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ featuring upcoming singer, MAL. The rest of Shazzwan's latest songs that you should check out include ‘Aku Tak Kisah’; ‘Aku Udah Turun’; ‘Cakap Dalam Gelap’; ‘Dosa Menghantui’; ‘Hidup’; and ‘Every Single Morning’.
‘Titipan Banduan Muda’ will be on sale at music stores nationwide and iTunes from Friday, 4 September 2015 and end of September respectively. Do follow Shazzwan on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shazzwan.mss to get more updates about him!
For more information about YRMS, visit www.yrms.org.my.