Published author, motivational speaker, business owner, poet and spoken word artist Robin “Sh8kes” Williamson has sought to create change and inspire younger generations through his work. On his debut music project, Chance 2 Change, Sh8kes collaborates with one of Southern rap’s most coveted voices Big Rube (of the Dungeon Family) to tell his personal story. Dedicated to Sh8kes’ cousin who nearly lost his battle with COVID-19, Chance 2 Change is a collection of Sh8kes’ spoken word poetry that conveys the legacy of Black trauma in America; his personal journey of healing and growth through love, life lessons, connection with family, and much more.
“With this project I wanted to capture the feeling of a long time influence of mine, DJ Drama and his Gangsta Grillz mixtape series” – Sh8kes
Hosted by DJ Fatz the Governor with scratches from DJ Skaz Digga (Big Daddy Kane), Chance 2 Change is available today exclusively on Bandcamp. Included in this seven track project are two pieces from Williamson’s book It’s Personal Vol. 1, which was self-published in 2019 and is currently being used in classrooms at Northern High School of Durham, North Carolina.