Beyonce’s new album propels Nigerian-American singer Shaboozey into the limelight.

While it’s no surprise that “Queen Bey” is making waves with her new album Cowboy Carter, what made fans rewind and rewatch was rapper Shaboozey’s special appearance in her songs.

 Beyonce’s Star-Studded Album

Beyoncé released her eighth studio album, Cowboy Carter, on March 29, 2024, through Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. Cowboy Carter, a concept album, comes after Renaissance (2022) in a planned trilogy of albums. 

Cowboy Carter was envisioned by the “Halo” singer as an exploration of Americana through a reinvention that would highlight the underappreciated contributions of Black pioneers to the history of American music and culture.

Including a diverse range of black performers on her most recent album, “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” seems to have been the main agenda for one of the world’s best-selling artists. This remarkable initiative has brought attention to and thrust a world of underappreciated artists into the spotlight.

Among these musicians are Willie Jones and Shaboozey, who have combined hip-hop with country music throughout their careers and brought a unique spirit to their songs.

Shaboozey co-stars with the breakthrough female country musician Linda Martell from the 1970s on “Spaghetti.” Also, he can be heard vocalizing the club-ready dance song “Sweet Honey Buckin’.”

Upon its debut, Cowboy Carter was greeted with widespread praise from critics who believed that the album’s exploration of several genres, wide-ranging references, and ambitious reworking of Americana and country music through the prism of its Black origins contributed to its success. The record raised awareness of black musicians’ contribution to country music and increased the number of people who listened to black country singers and country radio in general.

In addition to breaking numerous charts and streaming records, Cowboy Carter made his debut at number one in several nations, including Australia and Canada.

All About Shaboozey

Collins Obinna Chibueze, well known by the stage name Shaboozey, is a Nigerian-American rapper and record producer. Shaboozey was raised in Fairfax after being born in northern Virginia to Nigerian parents. His stage name comes from enduring prolonged mispronunciation of his surname, Chibueze, which means “God is King” in Igbo.

He was motivated as a child by seeing music videos on 106 & Park and by his junior high years spent in a boarding school in Nigeria. Shaboozey established V Picture Films, a producing firm, in 2014.

Shaboozey’s Music Career

Shaboozey’s first single was released back in 2014, the same year he established his firm under the name “Jeff Gordon.”. His singles “Starfoxx” and “Robert Plant” attracted the attention of Republic Records, which signed him in 2017. The following year, he released his debut studio album, Lady Wrangler.

Next, Empire recognized the rapper’s talent and released his second studio album, Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die, in October 2022. 

Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going, his third studio album, is set to be released on May 31, 2024. To promote the record, he will do headline gigs across the United States and serve as Jessie Murph’s opening act on tour.

Despite being a thriving artist busy with promoting his individual work, Chibueze did not forget to show his excitement for being featured in the “Irreplaceable” singer’s latest music album. He posted on Twitter as well as Instagram, promoting Beyonce’s new album.