Shoboat began writing lyrics at the age of 13. By 17 he was recording and producing for the neighborhood rap heads including his first song, "Young Ballers". It would not be long before this hobby would turn into a full time career. "Shoboat", a name that derived from a childhood nickname, would prove to be his claim to fame as he uses it to define his grand standing style. While his roots are planted in the influences of West Coast rap his product is a mix of East Coast truck bangers, Midwest swang, and give an amplified version of the usual southern bass tracks.
The first album, "The North Star" sold out in it's first week on the market placing Shoboat in the game with his first single, "Ball Out" a soon to be club anthem. His words cleverly clash over infectious beats on the up tempo joints and his laid back attack on the slower tracks display both his lyrical confidence and versatility. His bragging and boasting are well earned as he cancels any and all competition in this repetitive market.