SHORTE-Hawaiian, born in 1983, he's a father and a full time musician. He is a Singer, Song Writer, MC,a producer and a great and energetic hyped performer.
SHORTE writes and produces everything on his own. He does hip-hop, hip-hop mixed with opera, Hawaiian dance, and just keeping it soulful. He pictures himself influenced by J.Cole, BoB, Tupac, Bun B, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz, Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, and the list goes on.
His music is from the heart and influenced mainly by Hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Opera with a unique extravagant mix. Some of the artist that influence and mold SHORTE's styles are: Bone Thugs & Harmony, 2Pac, Drake, the Game, Big Gemini, and Tech N9ne. A fitting name for the young rising local artist who has already been recognized by local newspapers and radio plays. SHORTE has opened shows for Krizz Kaliko, Layzie Bone, Keak da Sneak, Devin the Dude, and Lil Flip just to name a few. SHORTE credits his love for writing lyrics and making feel good music for people of all demographics; to his humble beginnings. You could say that grinding so long has made SHORTE into a sharp independent artist and businessman with goals of building a successful empire with Indastreet Lyfe Music, LLC. (http://indastreetlyfemusic.com)
Debut Album "The Resume" - 14 tracks - Release Date: February 11, 2011
Available at http://www.indastreetlyfemusic.com/buy-album
New EP "Fashionably Late" - 6 tracks - Release Date: June 30, 2011
My Philosophy: Shabazz Palaces, OC Notes, JC Flow, SHORTE and More
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In a somewhat more commercially minded rap vein, you will find a show up at Nectar on Thursday, June...In a somewhat more commercially minded rap vein, you will find a show up at Nectar on Thursday, June 30, with local artists Shorte and JC Flow, who are joining forces to make the most noise possible. They share stylistic similarities—their raps are frenetic, unrelenting, with some strong hooks and melodies, but with verses mostly light on personality, until guest MCs like Spaceman or Tr3 Nut show up; this type of synth-driven kind-of-sounds-like-the-radio rap has been done around here for years, and while it don't speak to me, there's plenty who swear by it. Also performing are Second Family, Vennum, Green Star Majors, and DJ Swervewon.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.