Producer/Singer/Songwriter Shawn Butler, born and raised in Philadelphia and heavily influenced by the Philly Sound, is currently incorporating funk, RnB, HipHop and pop into his music today. Discovering his talent at the age of 22 while pursuing a college degree, Shawn Butler took time off to further pursue his passion. “I never was a singer or anything…i wanted to play basketball…” At 6’5 Shawn earned a basketball scholarship at West Chester University, while studying Creative Writing. “Creative writing was the only thing I enjoyed in school. It was easy and limitless and out of the norm.” Music slowly became the main focus of his life in around 2006-07, working with Karma Productions inPhiladelphia (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott). Here is where he started honing his writing craft. Later he found himself in studio with “Mainstreamers” like Timbaland, Craig David, and P Diddy after a meeting with music an AnR.”Watching one of my favorite producers, Timbo, make a track right in front of my face and then go and record a bridge i wrote was a huge thing for me to experience…” Currently working in LA writing and producing for various artists and also for his own EP, Shawn Butler has seen success working with Mary J Blige, Lil Wayne and the mainstreamers. He earned platinum plaques for LilWayne’s Carter IV.