Da Fleet Inc. presents: SS SS (Shawn Shannon) born and raised on some of he most grimiest streets in West Oakland. SS is also a member of the future Bay Area group X Family formed in 2003. SS is a high school graduate, who throughout his obstacle filled life, practiced poetry but never felt the need to be heard. SS not necessarily shy but self-centered turned his poetic ability into the most controversial forms of music...rap. SS definition of rap "harmonizing the voice in words with rhythm, dig that... The odd year rapper and writer offers real and raw lyrics with an unpredictable delivery that keeps ones attention. SS is knocking at the door, in competition with the raspy style of the newer generation of rap artists while at the same time staying on top of his game. The West Oakland native grew up on well known artists such as Ice-T, Run DMC, Sugar Hill Gang and LL Cool J. These artists were very influential in his choices in life. More so, other rap artist such as Ice Cube and the towns finest "Too Short" brought West Coast rap to a different level in reference to the daily activities within the ghetto. Being a product of the ghetto SS chose the dark side of income means. During which he spent an ample amount of his freedom taken from him. While confined, he realized that there's more to just being a victim of survival. Having realized this, SS took his poetic knowledge and gave it a little twist which has now propelled him onto the right track. SS's work ethic is somewhat out of the ordinary or maybe even considered a bit strange, he likes to think alone which allows him to come up with an idea that's full proof. SS is a guaranteed work of art; this West Oakland Native is a force to be reckoned with. Within his career, SS has worked with many up and coming artist as well as producers such as, Delitha, DJ Daryl, Phil (Sephia Sounds), J-Wiz (Track Hogz) and Big Rob (Bamrock). Willing to accept all challenges that come his way from the music world, SS considers himself as already having had a head start. He's vowed to never look back; SS is an artist to be reckoned with.