Marcus Deshaun Allen a.k.a Shaun Allen was born August 28, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. In his early years Shaun lived a typical blue collar life. Shaun’s mother became the sole provider for both her children and worked very hard to keep them in good health and in a positive atmosphere.
In school Shaun was very outspoken and many considered him somewhat of a class clown. When Shaun entered, high school is when he began to explore different ways to express himself creatively. He first became very interested in drawing and graphic arts. Shaun was always looking to gain attention from his friends by entertaining them however he could. Throughout high school he participated in plays, performed at pep rallies, and played sports. Anything he could do to get in front of a crown he would do. Music did not come to Shaun until his last year of high school when he linked up with a childhood friend Joshua “Tipz” Richardson.
Joshua had been a part of a hip-hop group and had been recording and performing music all around LA. When Shaun saw this, he knew immediately this was something he would like to get into and him and Joshua started working on music. While working with Tipz, Shaun began to learn much about creating songs and what it took to become a successful rapper. Joshua later introduced Shaun to entrepreneur Craig “TomTom” York.
TomTom saw a great amount of talent in young Shaun and decided to sign him as his first hip-hop artist. Shaun began recording music, performing and putting together an album for the with, "TomTom."
Shaun later met Dwane Bussey. Dwane and Shaun met up and had an instant chemistry and quickly began working together.
After some time, Shaun was seriously thinking of giving up his musical aspirations until he linked up with his cousin Christian “J.Lynn” McClure who was aspiring R&B artist and entertainer. J.Lynn was working with two young men David Frankel and Pat Watson who were also working on starting the independent label “Apartment 27” and were seeking new talent. So today, Shaun Allen is beginning work with this new label in hopes of finally finding success and becoming one of the greatest MC’s out of the LA area since Kendrick Lamar!