Internet famous can mean good and bad things these days. Making them look is an opportunity one must maximize. Enter Shyr Balagtas, a social media content creator, game streamer, and now an artist releasing her first single “Whatchu Want” written and produced by FRNCHZ and YBNuke.
Shyr has come a long way, hailing from Gapan, Nueva Ecija. She has built her name as a family-loving, your favorite prank girl, stylish fashionable, and hip-hop-loving social media celebrity. She is also famous for supporting the music scene as a lead girl in some music videos in the past.
Taking Shyr B as her artist name, an ode to one of her favorite rappers now Cardi B, delivers a song that screams woman empowerment, independence, and freedom to make any choice she wants. When asked how she feels about the release of her song, she said: “Grateful and surprised at myself. Nervous and excited din. I always loved music every since I was younger, pero di ko inakala magkakaroon ako ng kanta of my own.” Getting to work with FRNCHZ (Agaron) and YBNuke is definitely a great working environment Shyr needs. She aims to continuously improve song after song and wants to learn how to be the best she can be on stage. She is slated to release a music video for “Whatchu Want” in the next few weeks.
Now with new management, she is busier than ever. Landing deals left and right with more opportunities ahead. She idolizes Cardi B, who started far off from music and got into a lot of things like acting, brand endorsements, a Vegas residency, and more. She hopes to follow her lead. To her critics and haters, she says “Everyone has them, especially if you are seen having fun with it. Wala namang masamang subukan, if my fans love it, that’s the most important thing. Sila naman ang kasama ko sa journey na ito.”
“Sobrang dali kasi pagtapos kong i-record tong kanta, I uploaded it and used GCash sa Tunecore and bang — after a few days nandyan na siya. No need for credit cards or debit cards.” Technology has come a long way, with payment methods doing it easier for creatives to upload new music.
When asked about her place in the music industry particularly in hip hop. “Nagsisimula pa lang po ako at madaming mga rappers na magagagling. Let us support Zae, Alex Bruce, Fateeha, Princess Thea, and more.”
“I want to have fun getting into music, and may this be another stepping stone in my young career.” Pinoy hip hop is slowly proving to be a career choice with the advent of pursuing a social media career and for Shyr, this means keeping the attention of people focused on her and the things she is starting to do. Attention currency at its finest.
“Whatchu Want” is currently independently out on digital streaming platforms and powered by Tunecore.
Listen to her new song here.
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