Stage Name: ShiGGa Shay
Name: Pek Jin Shen
Years active: 2012–present
With a body of work encapsulating explorations of self, ShiGGa Shay is widely recognized as the forerunner of Singapore’s music industry. ShiGGa Shay whose name is an onomatopoeic play on the Chinese words, “是个谁” from “你是个谁,” which translates to mean “who is it” or “who are you” is backed by a long string of achievements: being named the “Unsigned Talent of The Week” by WorldStarHipHop; multiple singles ranking #1 on the iTunes Singapore Charts.
Championed for bringing Hip-Hop in Singapore to the fore, ShiGGa Shay has found commercial success internationally on several occasions. ‘DOMO’ was a track released in collaboration with famed Korean Trap Producer JuniorChef, SonaOne of Malaysia and Japan’s JP THE WAVY. Drawing heavily on Asian influence and a wide range of sounds, it was a track that conveyed a global ambition.
An ambition matched with his collaboration with Korean-American Rapper Jay Park – ‘uRight’. He is the only Asian music artist to be selected for HUGO’s 2021 global music campaign HUGO Louder with alumni such as Rejjie Snow, Amelie Lens and MØ.
No stranger to the stage, ShiGGa Shay has opened for Hip Hop legends Wu Tang Clan. He has also shared the stage with pop culture provocateur Jaden Smith for the Singapore leg of his World Tour. He was also invited to perform at the White House Afterparty for the State Dinner in Washington DC.