SHI 360 feat. Talent Display – ‘Only Got One’

Canadian rapper and Jewish rap ambassador SHI 360 had a very eclectic upbringing, raised by North African parents in Israel, and his music reflects this. Additionally, he grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Charles Aznavour, and Egyptian singer songwriter and actress, Umm Kulthum. SHI 360 first heard hip hop while lstening to “The Voice of Peace”, a pirate radio station run by Israeli peace activist, Abie Nathan.

SHI 360 emigrated to Canada as a young boy, where he was further exposed to hip hop culture, and he learned English by studying every rap song he could find. He released his debut album, ‘Chapters’, under the nom de plume, of Supreme Hebrew Intelekt, which is where we get SHI. His music represents his roots, and combines skilful delivery and excellent wordplay. SHI returned to Israel in 2001, and there learned to rap in Hebrew. He added the “360” to his name to denote that he’d returned to his point of origin.
SHI 360 made history when he released his mixtape, ‘360 Degrees In The Shade’, the first Israeli hip hop mixtape ever. He also started hosting the Israel’s first hip hop show, ‘The Lab’, and with his inspiring songs, socially driven lyrics, and ability to switch between English, Hebrew, and French rhymes, he is able to speak to a broader audience, thereby bridging cultural gaps.

SHI 360 has dropped back to back freestyle singles every Friday throughout 2018, and has now released his long anticipated album, ‘Elevate’, produced by the critically acclaimed Turkish rapper and producer, Sagopa Kajmer. His new single, ‘Only Got One’, featuring Talent Display, is from the album, and reminds us in no uncertain terms, that we have only one life to live, and regardless of how much it might not be perfect, we need to do the best with what we have.Shot in black and white, the clip for ‘Only Got One’ shows SHI 360 and Talent Display walking through a graffiti lined alley, under a highway overpass, and along railway tracks, all the while rapping the lyrics. SHI 360, who went through a near death experience himself, and underwent four heart surgeries, speaking about the track said,

“ ‘Only Got One’ has been on my mind for a while. I meet so many people who forget to appreciate what they have and make the most of it. Having to ‘die’ has given new meaning to my life, and I felt reborn.”

Visit SHI360’s official website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud, for further information about this incredibly inspiring artist. Stream and download ‘Elevate’ here.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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