Say the name Danielle Balbuena and it probably wouldn’t sound familiar to you, but it might shock you when you learn that the name is the birth name of 070 Shake, the rapper and singer from New Jersey who shot into the mainstream in early 2016 with her song Trust Nobody. She has partnered with major acts in the industry, from Kanye West to Nas to Pusha T. Shake has a history of extended plays, and her fan base is growing exponentially. Learn more about them in the following sections.
070 Shake Bio (Age)
As mentioned above, 070 Shake’s birth name is Danielle Balbuena and she was born on June 13, 1997, in North Bergen, New Jersey, USA. Information about Shake’s upbringing is hard to come by, but it is a detail that will eventually make it into the media as it remains relevant in the industry.
Shake’s first love was poetry, and like most poetry lovers who also have an ear for music, she tended towards rap music, and in late 2015 she officially started her music career and recorded her own songs.
She began her career by becoming part of the New Jersey Music Crew, 070, which took its name from the zip code of New Jersey. She simply added the word “Shake” to the code to get her nickname. 070 Shake started recording and releasing her music on SoundCloud on her own, and fortunately, she became one of the up-and-coming rappers to thank for the breakthrough on that platform.
She released songs like “Proud” and “Swervin”, but it was the former that inspired music promoter YesJulz. YesJulz, who is also a social media personality, slipped into her Twitter and asked to become her manager. Gladly accepted Shake, and this would be her first big step towards her big breakthrough. As a result, her songs on SoundCloud gained enormous traction and the number of streams grew rapidly.
Thanks to Miami-based YesJulz, 070 Shake made the big leap in her career; Julz was able to introduce her to Pusha T (the president of Kanye’s GOOD Music label), who, like Julz, was entranced by her work. Julz had played Shake’s songs to Pusha T’s ears during a fitting of Kanye’s shoe collection Yeezy. Pusha T wasted no time in signing her to the record label GOOD Music. Shake would join big names like Big Sean, Cyhi The Prynce, and Teyana Taylor as part of those who signed with the label.
It wasn’t long before 070 Shake left their mark on the label. After the release of her 6-track EP Glitter (released in March 2018), which was her first solo album, she left an indelible impression on Kanye West’s 2018 album Ye. 070 Shake” was heard on tracks such as “Ghost Town” and “Violent Crimes” and caused quite a stir among music critics, with one critic, Michael Sapanora, going so far as to comment that the two tracks were the “outstanding” excerpts of the album. Later, HotNewHipHop added that Ghost Town was the highlight of the album.
070 Shake continues to work on their music and also collaborates with other acts.
070 Shake has not yet revealed any details about her family, but when you look at her teenage years, which were associated with drug use and self-esteem problems, as can be read in her texts, it can be assumed that the rapper had a rather disturbing upbringing. It is to be hoped that in the near future she will feel the need to share details of her legacy with the general public.
Facts About The Musician
1. Shake is lesbian, a fact that is not surprising, since she uses the female pronoun to indicate her love interest in her music. She is in a relationship with the model, Sophia Diana Lodato.
2. 070 Shake was one of the models for the catwalk show Gypsy Sport in autumn 2017.
3. The songs Shake wrote for her EP Glitter had themes like self-esteem, drug use, and sexuality. Later she explained that the album was about finding yourself and understanding life from a dark place.
4. 070 Shake grew up with songs from Kanye, Kid Cudi, and Michael Jackson.
5. shake doesn’t go into the studio with pre-formulated lyrics but relies on her feelings per unit of time for her words.