Shay D is a rapper, poet and youth mentor from London. From the age of 15, Shay D started to MC with other artists, showcasing on pirate radio and open mics. In Cyprus in 2003, she entered a MC contest and came first over 11 other male MCs, an experience that boosted her confidence as a performer. Shay D takes a keen interest in her surroundings and the troubles young people go through. She decided to combine her love of hip hop and social awareness to run rap and lyric writing workshops for young people across London. Her main shows are usually in support of charities and fundraisers. Shay D continues to write poetry and record underground rap to perform at shows and distribute online.
She reached the top 20 of the UK Hip Hop iTunes chart and was playlisted on Spotify with her single Suffragettes, which was the soundtrack to the Harvey Nichols Broken Windows campaign. Shay D has headlined Shambala, Elle A Soul Festival, WOW Festival, Glastonbury's Left Field Stage, handpicked by Billy Bragg, and she has a single with Boy George.