Shade Sheist

Shade Sheist

Shade Sheist

Biography

Tramayne Rayel Thompson (born October 22, 1979), primarily known by his stage name Shade Sheist, is an American songwriter and recording artist from Inglewood, California. He began his career in 2000 by contributing the single "Where I Wanna Be" to a compilation executive produced by himself and local producer Damizza. After writing and recording tracks for other artists, television/film and video game soundtracks, Shade Sheist released his debut album Informal Introduction, featuring Where I Wanna Be in 2002 under Universal Records.

He first performed commercially as Shade Sheist in 2000 on the song If You Were My Bitch from the gold-selling compilation Irv Gotti Presents: The Murderers. That year, he also appeared on the song It's Your Life from Ja Rule's triple platinum-selling album Rule 3:36. Additionally, Sheist met Los Angeles-based producer Damizza (real name Damion Young), who worked as senior director for artist relations at Los Angeles hip-hop station Power 106 (KPWR) and released a various-artists compilation titled Where I Wanna Be. Sheist, Kurupt and Nate Dogg performed the title single, which peaked at #60 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart but at #1 on the Hot Rap Singles. Shade Sheist and Nate Dogg collaborated again on the track Cali Diseaz on the soundtrack to the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious. Damizza recorded the track "Bad News" with Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. for the soundtrack to the short-lived Fox television drama Dark Angel.

In 2002, Sheist released his debut album Informal Introduction through a deal between MCA Records and his own Baby Ree label. Informal Introduction featured production by Timbaland, DJ Quik, Damizza and Kay Gee of Naughty By Nature. The singles included Money Owners (with Timbaland), Wake Up (with Nate Dogg and Warren G), and John Doe (with DJ Quik, AMG, Hi-C & Swift). The Where I Wanna Be music video featured cameos from N.U.N.E., TQ, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule and The D.O.C. The Money Owners music video featured a special appearance from Dr. Dre, who worked in the studio room next door to Sheist during the recording of the "Informal Introduction" album. Shade Sheist stated that Dr. Dre was a big help during the creation of his debut album.

Shade Sheist returned in 2004 with the single What Would You Do featuring Nate Dogg and Mariah Carey. The track appeared on Sheist's second album Before The Waitin Before The Hatin which originally released in 2005 and re-released in late 2006 with new tracks included.

In 2008, Shade Sheist and N.U.N.E. set off on an international tour that would cover 2 years and several continents.

In 2010, Shade Sheist released a new album with N.U.N.E., Movin Units which was his first original studio release in 4 years. The album featured the single Movin Like a Boss which spawned several international remixes.

On August 1, 2013 Shade Sheist released a brand-new, 7-track EP titled "BLACKOPS," which featured himself on production as well as vocals. Shade simultaneously unveiled his #GFUNKISFOREVER campaign with the release of the EP.

Discography

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction

MCA Records 2002
Shade Sheist - Before The Waitin' Before The Hatin'

Shade Sheist - Before The Waitin' Before The Hatin'

PYO Entertainment 2005
Shade Sheist - Classic Hits & Familiar Sh*t Vol. 1

Shade Sheist - Classic Hits & Familiar Sh*t Vol. 1

PYO Entertainment 2007
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction OG

PYO Entertainment International 2008
N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist - Movin Units

N.U.N.E. & Shade Sheist - Movin Units

PYO Entertainment International 2010
Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition

Shade Sheist - Informal Introduction: Classic Edition

N With The Words Music 2014

Guest Appearances

Ja Rule - Rule 3:36
  • It's Your Life

Ja Rule - Rule 3:36

Murder Inc Records, Def Jam Recordings 2000
Caz - Thundadome
  • Big Caz

Caz - Thundadome

Glasshouse Records 2000
L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al
  • Str8 Westcoast (Remix)

L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al

Elektra 2002
Down - California Cowboys
  • Gangster Mack

Down - California Cowboys

Down By Law Recordings 2003
Caz - Hood Hitz 2004
  • Stop

Caz - Hood Hitz 2004

Glasshouse Records 2004
N.U.N.E. - Nune Time
  • Makes Me Wanna F You

N.U.N.E. - Nune Time

PYO Entertainment 2006
Casual 1503 - The Relapse
  • Takin' It Back

Casual 1503 - The Relapse

Not On Label 2009
Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive
  • We Gonna Make Em Bounce

Mr. Criminal - Only The Strong Survive

Hi Power Entertainment 2009
J. Wells Presents DJ Zone - Rhythm & Passion
  • California Baby

J. Wells Presents DJ Zone - Rhythm & Passion

Bonzi Records 2011
Big Caz - Just A Man
  • King Kong Pimp'n

Big Caz - Just A Man

Mo Thugs 2011
D-Eazy - I Am Tha Streetz
  • Roll With Me

D-Eazy - I Am Tha Streetz

Crank It Up Productions 2012
BadHabit - Community Of DPG'z
  • On Tha Run

Bad Habit - Community Of DPG'z

Thump Records (TH1) 2014
Mr. Criminal - Evolution Of A G
  • From The West

Mr. Criminal - Evolution Of A G

Hi Power Entertainment 2015

Compilations

Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be
  • Lord What Have I Done?

Various - Damizza Presents Where I Wanna Be

London-Sire Records 2000
Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers
  • If You Were My Bitch

Various - Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers

Murder Inc Records 2000
The Fast And The Furious (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Cali Diseaz

Various - The Fast And The Furious (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Murder Inc Records, Universal Music 2001
Blazin' The Soundtrack
  • Take Me With You

Various - Blazin' The Soundtrack

Activate Entertainment 2001
Dark Angel - The Original TV Series Soundtrack
  • Bad News

Various - Dark Angel - The Original TV Series Soundtrack

Artemis Records, Epic 2002
Various - Mob Life Records Presents On The Grind
  • Tonight

Various - Mob Life Records Presents On The Grind

Mob Life Records 2004
Layzie Bone & Mo Thugs Presents 100% Pure Thug Tour
  • King Kong Pimpin'

Various - Layzie Bone & Mo Thugs Presents 100% Pure Thug Tour

X-Ray Records 2006
XL Middleton - The Lost Tapes
  • Sho Ya Right

XL Middleton - The Lost Tapes

Crown City Entertainment 2006
Mr. Criminal Presents Gang Bang Symphonies 3
  • Keep It G

Various - Mr. Criminal Presents Gang Bang Symphonies 3

Hi Power Music 2013
Various - Mo Thugs Presents Real WestCoast OG's
  • Stop

Various - Mo Thugs Presents Real WestCoast OG's

Mo Thugs Records 2014
Big Caz - Goin Head Up
  • King Kong Pimipin

Big Caz - Goin Head Up

MoThugs Records 2015
Various - Head Knocka
  • Stop

Various - Head Knocka

Mo Thugs Records 2016
Terrance Peterson Chuuch - Return Of The Chuuch
  • Caliswangin'

Terrance Peterson Chuuch - Return Of The Chuuch

Tmg & 9 Society 2017