MC Longshot
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MC Longshot

Chicago, IL | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Chicago, IL
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Hip Hop Soul


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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Longshot Biography

One of the hardest working and most
underrated emcees in the business, MC Longshot is a well seasoned and
profes​sional hip hop artist from Chicago, Illinois. Aside from his
undeniable talent and high quality music, Longshot propels his own life
experience through his lyrics to inspire and motivate others.

on Chicago's south side, the oldest of six, Longshot moved around the
city and country with his family before they were split apart by DCFS
when he was only eight years old. After a couple of foster homes,
Longshot was accepted into the Boys Hope Scholarship Program at 12 and
lived there until he graduated high school at age 18. After high school,
Longshot got accepted into Drake University, where his love for
freestyling was first show-cased. After two years of attending Drake,
Longshot realized that his true calling was music, and he moved the east
coast to further develop his passion.

While out east, Longshot
honed his skills as an emcee on the open mic and battle circuit before
returning to Chicago in the fall of 2001. With the assistance of DJ
Anomaly, Longshot released his first single "Happiness is Hard to Find"
in February of 2002. A year later, EV Records released Shot's first full
length album, "Open Mouth's Fed." That album introduced Longshot to the
world as a thought provoking, soulful word smith, and also helped him
get a spot on URB Magazine's 2003 "Next 100 List." In 2004 Longshot
partnered with longtime Chi-Town producers, the Molemen, to create
"Sacri​fice," Shot's second full length album. For his third album, Shot
decided to try and unite Chicago's seemingly divided hip hop community
by utilizing some of the city's best rappers, producers, and Djs for a
project he called "Civil War pt.2" Thirty tracks, 28 co-produced and
rapped on by Longshot, of raw Chicago hip hop, were documented and
edited for an accomp​anying DVD by legendary Chicago filmmaker Konee
Rok. Longshot's fourth album, "Issues," was released in March 2007 and
was produced entirely by then label mate, Copperpot. In October of 2008,
after three years of touring as Psalm One and Diverse's Hypeman,
Longshot and EV records released his 5th album, "Addicted."

month later, Longshot recorded a song, "Hip hop is..," and entered it in
the Jake One/ RSE song writing contest. After over 1,000 entries and
over 7,000 voters, Longshot was chosen by the fans as the winner, and
will have his next single produced by Jake One and Distributed by
Rhymesayers Entert​ainmen​t. A seasoned performer, Longshot can be
backed by a live band or a DJ, and makes himself a hard act to follow.
His passion, energy, and love for music, along with his "you can be what
you work for message," are felt in every song.

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