Smashing through the glitz and grime of a music industry where so many MC’s are ultra far out the masses can’t understand them, Eddystone’s Shortyo steps to the plate, mic drawn, lyrics poised. Those have anxiously awaited an MC that could speak to the nations streets and, at the same time, a culture that spans the globe.
With overflowing confidence and a spit-game rivaling none, Shortyo is putting in work. Having honed his face on stages from NYC the gritty streets of Philly, Shortyo garnered a die-hard worldwide fan-base. Refusing to be categorized as a member of the white rapper underground, Shortyo insists on defining his music with a rare authenticity and balance while teaching complacent MC’s what the future of the streets is all about.
Shortyo launched his career in 1997 when he started Affiliated Records and started putting his own mixtape’s in the streets. Things were going great for the new label owner when in 2002 he signed a major distribution deal with 101 distribution in AZ and released his 1st official cd titled “Living My Life” With the UK produced track, “Broken Wings Featuring KLee” Shortyo’s distinctly street vocals hit the college radio circuit hard and heavy. Shortly after that the world was introduced to Shortyo as he appeared On Major Mix tapes with the likes of 50cent, Camron and Jayz , Shortyo’s career was in full throttle.
In a span of 5 years following his 1st official release, Shortyo signed a few acts to his Affiliated imprint. Within those 5 years Affiliated Records released 10 albums nationwide and accumulated over 100,000 cd sales in-store and digital. Shortyo had no problem finding talent and putting in the forefront of the music industry but being an artist himself he started to get the ‘itch’ again. ‘I was putting all these albums out, albums from cats like Omillio Sparks and Spider Loc and artists of that caliber, I mean these are major cats who came to me to do some things independently. I started to get the urge to get back in the studio and start recording another album’
Kicking off 2009, Shortyo is blazing the airwaves with his smash radio hit, “Stripper featuring platinum rapper Yung Berg. The single which will have every girl shaking their ‘Stanky Leg’ in the club and is sure to do well on College and Commercial radio. Following the single will be Shortyo’s new album ‘Loyalty Is Everything’ which features production from well named producers like Felli Fel, Oz n da Decon and more and features including Lil Wayne, Yung Berg, Too $hort, and the late great 2pac. With an album like this there’s no telling what is in store for this young man. Alls we can tell you is that its Shortyo’s Time!
Where can we hear your stuff? On my website, Itunes, napster, Youtube im all over
How did you get that name? Was a highschool nickname. Was Shorty Ounce but i shortened it to Shortyo
What has been your biggest accomplishment? Establishing major distribution and putting out my 1st cd
What has been your most difficult challenge? Breaking into the music business and being respected as an artist
What makes you different? im a white rapper, that pretty much makes me different then 90% of the artists out there. Plus my story is real. Im not a gimmick
What projects are you working on? My solo album featuring yung berg, too short and more.
Where are you from originally? Chester Pennsylvania
How Long have you been making music? Since i was in 4th grade
What artists inspire you? jadakiss, 2pac, jayz
How would you define your style of music? my style is commercial. Something for the clubs, something for the hood, something for the burbs
What teams are you affiliated with? The Trap Boys
Who are some artists that you have worked with? cyssero, kurupt, yung berg, too $hort, omillio sparks, spider loc man so many
Who would you like to collab with? anyone if they are talented ill work with them
Where do you see the future of music? in the cd players of hundreds of thousands of people! Running my own company farther then ever!
Where do you see yourself in 1 year? With at least a gold single and a great album out
Describe yourself in one word: REAL
Any shout outs? Shout out to my Affiliated family, trap boys, cyssero, cmb, bezel, skull gang bird gang
Web Site URL: www.shortyo.com
Management Contact Info: 4844863287