A million and one things can be said about Shatta Wale the leader and founder of the SM Movement but one thing that can not be ignored is how smart Shatta is.
When Shatta switched from Hiplife to Dancehall many thought he wouldn’t last this long due to his antics and erratic behaviour. He and his manager at that time Bulldog were the antichrist of the music industry especially when it was rumoured that Bulldog might be involved in the death of Fenneck Okyere the manager for Kwaw Kesse.
Shatta Wale antagonised Samini who was the King of Dancehall and a well-respected and accomplished musician for several years leading to the veteran eventually engaging him in a beef. The beef with Samini was the fuel that propelled Shatta into a different level and made people question for the first time if Samini is really the King of Dancehall.
Recently he dropped a song called Infinity to show appreciation and celebrate the mother of his child, Shatta Michy. One would wonder why Shatta would go through the trouble of doing that for a woman who claims he was abusive to her. He has gone public about how Michy took away his son and has prevented him from seeing the child after the break-up so why show her love now? Shatta used two posts to prep his fans and anybody in showbiz mind about the song by first just wishing her a happy birthday followed by missing the good times they shared together. He announced the title of the song in the second post and in less than 24 hours from the first post, he had dropped the track Infinity as a birthday present for her. The track has over 200000 views on his Instagram page and guess who benefits from that? Shatta Wale of course. Now that is what you call smart.
Shatta continues to amaze people in the music and showbiz industry year in year out even though many think he is toxic. Not many artistes can come back from what happened at the VGMA and still be at the top of the music game. Even though he was the one that had a gun pulled on, he was still vilified and blamed for the incident therefore to go ahead and score collaborations with international acts and still dominate the music space shows how smart he moves.
Shatta Wale’s beef with several top musicians in the country is well documented from the top rapper in the country Sarkodie to Stonebwoy, the man Shatta is in contention with over who the real king of dancehall is. What many don’t know is Shatta is still ready to work with these people that many might think he has huge problems with. He already has songs with Sarkodie and Stonebwoy has said on several platforms that Shatta has reached out to do a track together, but he is the one that is reluctant.