It’s official… Shirley Ju is finally starting her new show, Shirley’s Temple! Hailing from the Bay Area but now residing in Los Angeles, Shirley is a journalist, on-camera host, and A&R with 11 years of experience in the music industry. It was in 8th grade when Shirley fell in love with hip-hop, specifically Eminem’s *The Eminem Show — *and the rest was history.
Getting her start in media writing for the likes of HotNewHipHop and True Magazine — with her first on-camera interview with Ty Dolla $ign back in 2012 — Shirley eventually began writing for HipHopDX, where she became Editor-At-Large.
Given her dedication, passion, and love for music, she was always on the scene attending every event and concert in the city… which led to her own #FOMOblog section.
The new show Shirley’s Temple will live on her own Youtube page and pushed out on her socials (Instagram and Twitter). The goal is to connect, uplift, and inspire, given her knack for telling an artist’s story.
With her own journey battling depression, anxiety, and addiction, Shirley puts an emphasis on mental health — which she believes is missing in the music industry.
The first 4 episodes are sponsored by @gascola and Royalty Rolling Papers, shot at Matrix Studios. The show’s pilot episode features Chicago’s own DooWop, who is best known for his affiliation in Glo Gang, as well as close friendships with G Herbo and Lil Uzi Vert.