- Jennifer Janz
IamSnap - Freezin
Updated: Oct 14, 2021
IamSnap, born Shannon Obrien in Brisbane, Australia, is a songwriter, rapper, actor, and producer who’s been in the industry for twenty years but only recently started surfacing when he became the only Australian Independent Rap artist to chart to Billboard multiple times in 2021 and top 10 iTunes in numerous countries.
IamSnap has just released a new track, Freezin. With several Billboard and Top 10 U.S iTunes Chart impacts to his credit, IamSnap has also written songs for countless artists, including Honey Shazad (Britain’s Got Talent), Noah Fonoti (X-Factor) and Chris Sheehy (The Voice Australia).
IamSnap has toured extensively and shared the stage with such rap luminaries as Grammy Award winners Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and worked with Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Swifty McVay (D12), B.G. Knoccout and Dr Dre’s son Curtis Young. IamSnap has featured on a project (DJ Cell Smoke Chronicles) alongside the iconic E-40 that peaked at #4 on the US iTunes Charts.
That same project charted again in 2021 and went to #1 on iTunes and #20 Billboard Charts. Within hours of the release of IamSnap’s EP, The Entry (2021), the record attracted 340k streams.
‘‘IamSnap’s writing and assured performance imbue the track with a rippling potency, the conflict on display in the narrative directly and efficiently communicated.
The two projects both made the top 50 iTunes Charts, peaking at #31 and #33. Freezin is a contemporary hip-hop rap-pop hybrid that kicks off with the chorus hook, a melody that’s as effective as it is slightly mournful—we are, after all, talking about the trials and tribulations of a troubled relationship that may or may not survive.
IamSnap’s writing and assured performance imbue the track with a rippling potency, the conflict on display in the narrative directly and efficiently communicated. The track also sounds up to the minute contemporary—the 808’s here, the machine beat programming, the barebones instrumentation—and was mixed and mastered by world-renowned producer Zak Baney (Afrika Bambaataa, Ladytron).
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