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Hip Hop Artist Shawn "Hazz" McDonald Teams up with International DJ Sungshine for an Exclusive Listening Party

International DJ Sungshine Teams Up with Hip Hop Artist Shawn "Hazz" McDonald to Premiere New Playlist at Jay-Z's 4040 Club.

In celebration of His August 22 Birthday, Hazz will Perform in His Hometown at the Famed 4040 Club in New York on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8 p.m.

This is full circle for me - from working with hip hop legends and as a protégé of the late great Jam Master Jay, I'm unveiling my sound that is pure hip hop with a twist.”
— Shawn "Hazz" McDonald, Hip Hop Artist

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 20, 2017 / -- Hip Hop Artist Shawn "Hazz" McDonald will celebrate his August 22nd birthday and the release of his new EP "Timeless" with a listening party in his native New York on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Jay-Z's 4040 Club, 6 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 at 8 pm. For reservations call 212-832-4040 or request by email at

Hazz will perform selections from his EP "Timeless" set to drop in the third quarter of 2017:

"Trust Nobody Else" featuring New Edition’s Michael Bivins
"I Want More" featuring Andre Roberson
"Steel Rose"
"Straight Up Love"
"Got What You Need"

DJ Sungshine is the mix master for the listening party. She is an international DJ from Korea based in New York City known for playing hip hop and particularly trap music.

This VIP event is presented by HAZZARI-Entertainment, S.J. Media Management and Platinum Star Public Relations.

"This is full circle for me - from working with hip hop legends and as a protégé of the late great Jam Master Jay, I'm unveiling my sound that is pure hip hop with a twist," said Hazz, the nephew of hip hop. "I represent real lyrical content substance and truth behind song.

Hazz, dubbed as the "nephew of hip hop" because of his family ties to legendary producer Larry Smith, learned from the best in the hip hop business. "Uncle Larry taught me the music business," said Hazz. Smith produced legends like Run DMC, Whodini, the Fat Boys, and Kurtis Blow.

"All these legends embraced me at a very young age," said Hazz who is from Jamaica Queens, New York. "In a short time, I was writing for hip hip icons, rocking shows in arenas across the country, and touring at 16 years old."

Hazz counts Russell Simmons, the world-renown American entrepreneur, producer, author, chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, and co-founder the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, as his mentor since 11 years old. "I was the only kid hanging with executives soaking up the game," said Hazz. "At 18, I signed my first publishing deal with Epic Sony Music which made me an official ASCAP songwriter."

When not writing, producing film scores and other artists, as well as performing music under his company, HAZZARI-Entertainment, Hazz is a SAG-AFTRA actor. He landed his first big role as a Black Panther in the feature Film, "Walk Out." Following that role, he appeared in films such as "Epic Movie," "Stay Cool" and "Chocolate City." a He gained national exposure in the hit commercial "Education Connection" as a rapper and other national commercials for "Sceneca One" and the "Angry Bird" movie. Currently, Hazz is in New York filming the feature film "Keys," directed by New Yorker Anngeanette Pinkson, a former NYPD detective.

Hazz also adds philanthropist to his resume when he co-founded the Champion World USA Movement with Entertainment Publicist Marie Lemelle of Platinum Star PR in California. Champion World USA focuses on inspiring people around the world to see themselves as champions in life. His original song, "Champion," is an anthem for the universe to come together in a positive way and support one another. Be a champion for yourself and others and join the movement at @championworldusa

"I will always create timeless music and develop and teach artist about the platform and beauty of music made from the heart," said Hazz.

Follow Hazz:

Instagram: @ShawnMcdonald_Hazz
Facebook: ShawnMcdonald
Twitter: @theOriginalHazz
Soundcloud: s1-hazz

More about Dj Sungshine

For live performance booking, interviews or TV and Film projects, or the Keys feature film, contact:

Marie Y. Lemelle, MBA
Platinum Star Public Relations
213-276-STAR (7827)
Instagram: @Platinumstarpr

For inquiries about brand management and development for Hazz and DJ Sungshine, contact:
S.J. Media Management

About Hazz:
Shawn "Hazz" McDonald was born and raised on the south side of Jamaica Queens, New York. He grew up during the time when it was about the lyrics and original music. The self-proclaimed lyricist is no stranger to the hip hop revolution; his feel for music came from the direct influence of world renowned hip hop pioneers: Russell Simmons, Larry Smith, Run DMC, and Whodini. Hazz is a ASCAP/BMI songwriter. He has written numerous songs for award-winning R&B/Soul Singer Keith Sweat and Keith Mitchell of the R&B group After 7.

About the 4040 Club:
The 40/40 CLUB, an all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay Z and partner Juan Perez, opened its doors to the public on June 18, 2003. Created by the longtime friends, the club is 12,000 square feet of pure sports and entertainment in an opulent lounge setting that combines the lavish warmth of a New York City penthouse with the vivacity and glamour of court side seats at a championship game.

Marie Lemelle
Platinum Star PR
(213) 276-7827
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