Joined Nov 23 2009
Born on January 1st 1972 in Chicago Ill, Emerito "Shadow Man" Cabrera was inspired by music starting with his childhood experiences. Music was always in the family; Shadow Man's Father Emerito "Cholo" Cabrera played One of the greatest wooden instruments in Puerto Rico called the Requinto first string classical guitar, his father played and sang in bands in NY, Chi Town, Puerto Rico. He saw someone scratching and mixing for the first time in his life. The way the crowd reacted was all that was needed to generate an almost fanatical curiosity. Shadow Man's older friend DJ Master Mix from chicago let him touch turntables for the first time and he proceeded to convince his mom Nidia E. Zayas to buy him some gear. And that's how it all began @14 year old,cutting,scratching and MIXING what he heard on the underground hip-hop radio shows 1985 Shadow Man got into disco, funk, house, acid and trance music when he was already playing freestyle and hip hop. Shadow's boys kept telling him about the Erics north Club in Chicago's N.W. side of town,He heard it at a club for the first time and the DJ that night was none other than Bad Boy Bill. When asked about his talents, he indicated, "I know my instruments well enough to help me with my productions to date. I wish I had Mark Anthony's voice,Hip hop was supposed to be dead over 10 years ago, and look where it is now. He says "I'm not worried about the future, or what it holds in store for us, musically, But i know 'Passion' is the key." Along the way I've made a lot of friends,He continues "I'm a moody person, so I guess I make moody beats". He does work well with others, so collaborations are pretty much IMPORTANT. Black Lion Records LLC.