Only knowing a handful of Shawn Chrystopher songs going into SXSW, I judged his performance just like many of the acts I was completely unfamiliar of – without much bias. Luckily for me, Shawn Chrys was aware many people were as unfamiliar as me, so when it came time for the Inglewood native to rock Cashmere’s VIBE showcase, the man and his team put on like they were performing for 100,000 at The Forum. As the fans embraced his diversified set-list, the gangly MC flailed and flowed until his trademark argyle socks could hardly stay up any longer. Plus, after chopping it with dude for a few afterwords, the upstart’s humbled demeanor sealed the deal.
That being said, I had every intention of posting Mr. Chrystopher’s I Wear Glasses 3 Mixtape last week when it dropped, but my mental note must of got buried. So, here it is, along with an impromptu video 3 Little Digs shot for Shawn’s version of “Hustle Hard,” during his recent release party for said, DJ-Green-Lantern-hosted tape.