Shantale Person was born in Fayetteville, NC on May 28, 1987. As a young child her family eventually settled in Chesterfield, VA and as the years went by her family and peers did not know that she would grow up to be the lyricist she is today. Being brought up by a very poetic mother she learned to express her emotions through poetry and song. As Shantale began looking for a name to define herself the name Ms Proper came to her during a car ride one afternoon. Ms Proper felt the name fit her not only lyrically but personally. She is at the forefront of the city’s renaissance of talented Hip Hop artists. Since her first release “Addicted To The Game” in 2007, she refined her craft and gained notice from both industry and fans; yet it was her 2nd mixtape release “The Wake Up”; her sophomore project released in 2009, which put Ms Proper on the map. In 2010, Ms Proper released her 3rd mixtape, “Proper Etiquette”, which received even more attention from fans and industry insiders. Her music has been featured on three different Digital Dynasty mixtapes within the year and she was recently nominated for the Indie Elite Achievement Award. She has opened for Jae Millz, Big K.R.I.T, Cyhi Da Prince, Rah The MC, Force MD’s, Olivia, Mims, and Pretty Ricky. After two auditions on March 12, 2011 Ms Proper was chosen by executive producer and writer of B.E.T’s 106 & Park, Pat Charles, to perform on the show which would later air on July 13, 2011. Ms Proper’s 4thmixtape” #NoDaysOff” featuring DJ White Owl was released July 2, 2011 and showed people more of what this artist and CEO of her own label, So Proper Entertainment has to offer. Most recently Ms Proper made the cover of “Hip Hop Stardom 101” magazine. Continuing her music career and embarking on a new journey as co-host of the online radio show Rated R Radio, Ms Proper is always on the microphone and always ready for her next challenge.
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