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Emerging in the U.K. underground metropolitan scene per year after Ms. Dynamite acquired paved just how for home-grown feminine MCs, fast-paced rapper Shystie was referred to as the first female of grime. Delivered Chanelle Scott Calica in Hackney, London in 1982 to some Barbadian mom and Grenadian dad, she was raised hearing her parents’ Al Green and Marvin Gaye information before enrolling on the sound engineering training course to be able to understand the business enterprise of music-making. Pursuing an appearance on pirate radio place Freek FM, she was asked to perform in the Dreem Teem’s important Radio 1 present, to headline a tour of under-21 raves and was anle to create interest from several record companies because of her white-label reaction to Dizzee Rascal’s discovery strike “I Luv U.” After putting your signature on to Polydor imprint Locked On in 2004, she reached the very best 40 with her initial single, “One Desire,” and released her initial album, Diamond within the Dirt. Within the same season, she supported Cellar Jaxx as well as the Streets on the U.K. travels, received a nomination for Greatest Newcomer on the MOBO Honours, and appeared being a character within the racing gaming Juiced. In 2005, she turned her focus on acting after getting the lead function of aspiring MC, Dionne, in Dubplate Dilemma, an urban-based interactive series which allowed audiences to vote on the results of every episode’s closing, and later made an appearance in box-office number 1 movie Adulthood.

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Full Name Shystie
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Rapper
Nationality English
Music Songs One Wish, Pull It, Arms Open Wide, Woman's World, Step Bac, Bad Gyal, Nu Style, Juiced, Unfinished Bizzness, Unborn Child, Ima Boss, Get Loose, Somedayz, Gimme Head, Armshouse, Good Girls Gone Bad, New Style, Scumbag, Heat Fm 96.6, Gimme Head Skit, Somedayz skit, Scumbag Skit, Can't Play, On This Ting, Bank Robbery, Acting Up, Shystie's 2004, Intro Skit, Ray Bans, Can't Tell Me Nothing, Let Me Go, Make It Easy
Albums Pink Mist, Diamond in the Dirt

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1 Went to Kingsmead School in Enfield.
2 Born and bred in Hackney, Moved to north London in her teens.



90 Minutes post-production Tiana
Illegal Activity 2012 Short Toya
Dubplate Drama 2009 Dionne
Adulthood 2008 Lisa (as Chanelle Calica)
Dubplate Drama 2005 TV Series Dionne



Brash Young Turks 2016 performer: "Bad Gyal"
Sket 2011/I performer: "Headbanger", "Nu Style", "Armshouse"
Adulthood 2008 performer: "Arms Open Wide"
Kidulthood 2006 performer: "Woman's World Gurlz Stand Up", "One Wish"



Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2004 TV Series Herself

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