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The Building Of A Supa Star

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The Building Of A Supa Star
The Building Of A Supa Star


In 1998 Big D aka DJ Impossible (the original and real one) was still not over the loss of music great and worldwide Ican, Tupac Shakur. When he met a very talented, ambitious, young, undiscovered singer/song writer, new to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, by the name of Mr. Shaffer Chimere Smith, Big D noticed a shine in young Shaffers eye, along with the same burning desire and undeniable drive present at a near identical age as 2Pac. Eventually tagging Shaffer with the monicker Ne-Yo, because he, like 2Pac, has the ability to write a song as if they could see the lurics from the other side like in the Matrix films. A lasting friendship was born and a producer/artist relationship was established that would lead to the creation of many wonderful songs, 12 of which are embodied on this record. This laid the foundation for a soon to be lyrical genius and bonafide Supa Star ! One would think that the early stages of a established lyrical and musical Star would have been a little touch and go. Not here, producers Big D and Big Ray are totally on point with the production. Even though these sessions were recorded prior to Ne-Yo being signed to a big record deal and began writing songs for established recording stars. The songs are as fresh and new as the hit material he penned for himself and others.


  1. Name
  2. Looking For
  3. Not Ur Average (Joe)
  4. Magic Mix
  5. Is U Down
  6. Amazing You (feat. Ahmed Soultan)
  7. U Are The One
  8. Come Get U
  9. Betta Love Me Right
  10. The Gift
  11. Haven't Served My Purpose (I Don't Wanna Die)
  12. It's Real
  13. What Happens Now
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