Papi Shank

The Urban Latin Pop Sensation

 

NEW YORK, NY — May 30, 2020 — In light of  the world's current state of affairs, Papi Shank has decided to release #NothingNew which highlights the disparities faced by low income communities, and how essential we really are.  

 

How does one attempt to describe an individual who possesses such raw talent, intellect, and an undeviating drive for success? Even his name Moises Morales depicts a man who is a true leader of his time, where there is no doubt that this vocalist, lyricist, producer, performer, and model will rise to the top of the entertainment industry! After taking time out of the public eye to further his education and advance his real estate career, Moises — better known as Papi Shank (P.S.) — is ready to return to the limelight and is working on multiple solo and collaborative projects.

 

Papi Shank, an 80’s baby with a 90’s attitude, and the mindset of today’s Millennials, is a 2016 graduate of Baruch College, where he earned the distinction of serving as the recipient of the symbolic degree given by the Dean of his school for graduating at the top of his class (4.0 GPA), with a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. P.S. also has a Music Production degree from QCC. He’s a certified personal trainer, and a published model — having been featured in the United Colors of Benetton and Bsixtee6 catalogs and has graced the covers of Get Out! Magazine and Urban Lux Magazine. From 2012 - 2014, Papi Shank was also the face of both Latin Lover Energy Drink and L.E.S. Clothing Co.!  P.S. is also the CEO of his own entertainment company: L.E.S.G.O. ENT. Inc. through which he’s executively produced and released albums and mixtapes for multiple artists.

 

In the music world, I'm sure you've heard the name Papi Shank, CAPITAL, or MrRmX; these are just a few of Moises' aliases. Music has always been an essential part of his life. When asked what music means to him, P.S. replied: "Music speaks to my soul, and my soul speaks through music." Being both a vocalist and a lyricist, Papi Shank depicts himself as "The SUM of Both Worlds." For this reason, his debut album, released November 1, 2011, is titled The SUM of Both Worlds, Papi Pt. 1. The album was well received by the public and critics. According to Madelyn Rodriguez from About.com “Famosos,” “Papi Shank is a talented songwriter and singer, his romantic lyrics will touch the hearts of many people in both the English and Spanish market.” Norma Jean Valdez, from examiner.com, published the following: “The cd’s [The SUM of Both Worlds, Papi Pt. 1] fusion sound plays its melody in rhythms with a beat anyone would like to hear.” Samara Riviera, from Adelante Magazine, first wrote: “To say he is a talent would be an understatement.” Then after seeing him perform live she wrote: “If you haven't seen [Papi Shank] performing...you have no idea what you are missing.” in an issue of Get Out! Magazine.

 

Watch a video collage of some of the performances P.S. did in 2013, before making the decision to step away from the music scene and return to school.

 

Here are some of Papi Shank’s other notable performances, in chronological order:

 

  • Headlining residency at Amnesia in Ibiza Spain for the “Sophisticated Funk” Tour (VIDEO)

  • Hispanic Counsels float at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade (VIDEO)

  • ING NYC Marathon (VIDEO)

  • X-tinction Concert in Texas (VIDEO)

  • Yacht Performance in NYC (VIDEO)

  • Dominican Day Parade with LMP and Latin Lover Energy Drink (VIDEO)

  • Latin Roots Festival in Ithaca, NY

  • Palace Center in Pennsylvania on the same bill as Def Jam recording artist Jeremih

  • “The SUM of Both Worlds” Concert Series at the Nuyorican Poets Café (VIDEO)

  • Cowboys Dancehall in Texas, on the same bill as Riff Raff and Grammy winner Sky Blu (LMFAO) on the “Pop Bottles” Tour (VIDEO)

  • Freestyle Concert at Seven One Ocho in NY, on the same bill as Freestyle Legend George LaMond

  • Main Stage at the Loisaida Festival in NYC

  • La Mega Stage at the 116th St. Puerto Rican Festival in Harlem, NY (VIDEO)

  • Mist for the Ocktober Music and Film Festival in NYC

  • XL Nightclub for the 4th Annual Get Out! Awards in NYC

  • The Vinyl Room and Spontaneous Speakeasy during SXSW in Austin, Texas

  • SOBs (Sounds of Brazil) (VIDEO)

 

P.S. performed at countless other clubs and venues throughout the States, including El Morocco and the National Black Theatre.

 

Though Papi Shank is an independent artist, he's had commercial airplay on the following major radio stations:

 

  • Power 105.1FM in NYC

  • 93.3FM in Binghamton, NY

  • La Fiesta 98.5FM Long Island, NY

  • 89.1FM and 93.1FM in Ottawa, Canada

  • Power 96.5FM, X-102.3FM, and 89.1FM in Florida

 

His music videos have aired on several public access shows across the US, as well as on the second largest Spanish network in the world: Telemundo! Moreover, they were in rotation at retail outlets throughout the U.S.

 

Being of Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Cuban descent, and growing up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, Papi Shank has gained the street smarts and common sense to survive, plus it showed him that it takes more than heart and talent to be successful in this industry. With the passion of an artist, the vision of a producer, the ear of an engineer, and the will of a soldier, Papi Shank, a renaissance man if you will, is sure to transcend today's Latin market and revolutionize the role of Latino artists in the Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and EDM cultures — hence Papi Shank is now known as “The Urban Latin Pop Sensation.” P.S., the vocalist, lyricist, producer, performer, and model, is the Libra that is going to tip the scales in the entertainment industry! It’s like he said, “I’m a marketer’s dream, literally walking money! I’m just waiting for the right time, and the right team to cash in.”

Music Speaks to my soul,

and my soul speaks

through music.

— P.S.

© 2020

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