|Birth name||Pek Jin Shen|
|Born||September 12, 1992|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Song Writer, Producer, Director|
Pek Jin Shen (born September 12, 1992), better known by his stage name Shigga Shay (often stylised as ShiGGa Shay, the capitalised "GG" representing "Grizzle Grind"), is a Singaporean hip hop artist, songwriter, director and music producer.
He has been recently featured on the covers of Juice, the Today newspaper and the Pioneer Magazine. Having had over two million YouTube views, he has also been labeled one of the top 50 men to look out for in 2015 by the Esquire Magazine. ShiGGa is also a founder member of hip hop group Grizzle Grind Crew, as well as production company Grizzle Films.
Pek was born on September 1992, and became interested in hip hop music at age 9. His mother Lindy Pek (née Tay) ignited Pek's passion for rapping after purchasing him few English hip hop records. Pek's father died in 2009 of colon cancer. He was educated at Henry Park Primary School, Queensway Secondary School and subsequently received a diploma in Media and Communication at the Singapore Polytechnic.
Career and artistry
One of his ShiGGa's earliest appearances on the public stage was when he was still a "raw, cocky" 16-year-old, at the show Live N Loaded by MediaCorp. According to Shigga himself, the stage name of "Shigga Shay" was just dreamt up by him at age 14. ShiGGa's music is rooted in hip hop. As of 2012, he has released one mixtape and one extended play album, ShiGGa Shay's in the Building (2010) and They Call Me ShiGGa (2012) respectively. ShiGGa Shay's in the Building was reportedly recorded solely in Shigga's bedroom.
On 16 December 2012, ShiGGa was named the "Unsigned Talent of The Week" by WorldStarHipHop. ShiGGa is the "youngest hip-hop artist to have made it on the Singapore radio charts [...]", according to Aging Youth. In June 2013, he released "LimPeh" (English: Your Dad), an English-Chinese-Hokkien rap song which became a chart-topper in Singapore. It features guest vocals from Tosh Rock and Wang Weiliang. Other notable works include Lion City Kia, ShiGGa Morning and the official theme song for 3688, Ta Pau.
During his two-year compulsory National Service, He served as part of the "SAF Music & Drama Company" . During this time he performed for the Ah Boys to Men musical, Rockhampton and the MDC 40th anniversary alongside other MDC alumni: Jack Neo, Dick Lee, JJ Lin, Jeremy Monterio and more. He said in an interview with The Straits Times, "Before MDC, I was just a rapper but my time there made me an all-round performer," 
ShiGGa had a few notable performances throughout his musical career. He was part of Singapore’s National Day Parade 2015, leading one major rap segment. He was part of Sing50 concert and performed in the hip-hop segment with APL de AP from the Black Eyed Peas. During that year he also collaborated with Dick Lee during this performance. He was also part of the SG50 album, "Sing, Love", where he collaborated with Stefanie Sun in a duet titled "Simply Love" which they also performed live during the albums showcase. Other notable performances in 2015 include: SEA games 2015, Pink dot 2015, Digital fashion week 2015, the Shine youth Festival 2015.
In 2015 ShiGGa released his first full-length self-titled album.
In August 2016, ShiGGa performed at the White House state dinner after-party at which he, along with the local singer, Tabitha Nauser, were invited to perform by the US Ambassador to Singapore, Kirk Wagar.
Through his production company, Grizzle Films, ShiGGa Shay not only directs his own music videos but also directed multiple music videos such as the Starhub Chinese New year Commercial 2014 "Wang Ah!"  as well as the Singapore version of the Durex-MTV global sex-ed campaign "Somebody like me" that featured The Sam Willows. He also directed the music video for the song 我们的故事 of Jack Neo's movie, The Lion Men.
"ShiGGa Shay’s in the Building! (The Mixtape)" - (2010)
They Call Me ShiGGa (EP) - (2012)
"LimPeh" (Single) - (2013)
"Lion City Kia" (Single) - (2014)
"ShiGGa Shay" (2015)
|2015||3688 想入飞飞||Yoyo||This movie's opening weekend was recorded as the highest opening weekend for a local film in 2015 |
Music video appearances
|2016||One of These Days||MICappella|
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