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Shortyo - Living My Life
Pistolvania Compilation CD
Shortyo - War Wit Us (Single)
Shortyo - Death Notice
Shortyo - 1st 2 Bomb (Radio)


Feeling a bit camera shy


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, Philadelphia’s Shortyo steps to the plate, mic drawn, lyrics poised. Those have anxiously awaited an MC that could speak to the nation’s 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 released his 1st mixtape to the streets. He sold a few hundred at local schools and street corners, In 2002 Shortyo signed a 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” Shortyos distinctly buttery smooth 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.

Kicking off 2004, Shortyo blazed the airwaves with the college radio hit, “War Wit Us.” By gaining a name in the streets and on college radio Shortyo was able to catch the attention of a few label heads who had the intention on getting Shortyo a major record deal. After negotiations Shortyo decided he was not ready for a major deal just yet. So he began working on his 2nd LP. Shortyo then began ghostwriting songs and hooks for then known and upcoming rappers in the game..

Now finished his 2nd LP Shortyo is ready to get the deal he has been working hard for. With production from local up and coming producers and features including Cyssero, Japan, Linda Lopez , and the late great 2pac there’s no telling what is in store for this young man. Alls we can tell you is that its Shortyos Time……