Performing Live At
Sunday September 4, 2022
Beckley Intermodal Gateway
Isaac Shelem Fadiga, known by his mononym Shelem (pronounced shuh-lem) is a 25-year-old hip-hop artist and producer. A self-proclaimed true entertainer, his primary focus has always been to bring levity and good times into the lives of his audience. He strives to create a magnificent experience with every song, performance, video, and interaction. Born in Silver Spring, MD to parents from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, he began producing, writing, and recording his own songs at age 14. After graduating from Marshall University in Huntington, WV with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2018, he moved to Charleston, WV to begin his engineering career as he developed a plan to launch his music career.
Shelem’s debut album, The Jaunts, was released on September 22nd, 2018. In 2019, he launched his “Delivery Man” campaign in tandem with the release of his song of the same name. For a month, he personally delivered all merchandise orders within a 100-mile radius of Charleston. Later that year, he released a series of 25 one-minute freestyles on social media titled Lemme Rap (Season 1) that showcased his lyrical prowess in unforgettable bite-sized bops. Three of those tracks were released as a packaged single bearing the same name on streaming platforms.
Shelem kicked off 2022 with shows in Columbus, Charlotte, and Ashland, including opening for Bone Thugs at the Paramount Performing Arts Center. At the end of February 2022, Shelem presented during TEDxMarshallU. In March, Shelem performed at the Appalachian Studies Conference. Shelem headlined at The Loud on April 1 with Massing, Corduroy, and Joey Aich opening. Shelem participated in speaking engagements and performances at Marshall University and Davis & Elkins College in April 2022. After a purposeful two-month break, Shelem returned to the stage in July 2022 after releasing his music video to “Piper Wright.”
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