Shotty Mayes
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Shotty Mayes

Pickerington, Ohio, United States

Pickerington, Ohio, United States
Band Hip Hop Reggae


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Can I
I'm so Fresh
Movie Star
Do the KoKo Pop
5 mintues
Skyline to the City
Hands in the Air



Last year Shotty Mayes performed in 25 cities throughout the south east and mid west with a Soulja Boy type of following
With over a million plays and views on myspace, tons of fan mail on facebook and thousands of viewers tuning in to see him live on ustream every week it�s only one place 15 year old Shotty Mayes is headed and that is to the top. His last show in his home town of Columbus Ohio drew a crowd of 1,000 teenagers packed in a skating ring to see this kid. Rashad �Shotty� Mayes has a very unique story. With a near death experience at birth, the doctors were ready to label him with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but God had other planes. His father is from Water House Kingston, Jamaica where he had numerous run-ins with the law. Unfortunately, he is now serving a life time sentence in an Ohio correctional facility. Shotty was raised by his mother with three other children to care for on the south side of Columbus. Shotty�s mother introduced him to Hip Hop at a very young age. According to Shotty, he would fall asleep listening to �Dear Mama� and �If I ruled the world� by Nas. By the age of three he knew the Tupac classic by heart. When Shotty was just eight years of age he asked if he could go to the studio with his older cousin, Aonist Coles. A defining moment in Shotty�s life would happen that day as he witnessed a group of emcees having a freestyle session. Shotty made a spontaneous decision to join the session and started rhyming. Everyone was amazed at young Shotty�s word play and rhyme schemes. Aonist had quickly saw his potential and he has been writing and recording rap songs ever since.
Shotty is one of the most determined young people you will ever meet, with a wealth of wisdom beyond his years. He is a hard worker and is committed to his career. He has taken acting classes to help with his presence in front of the camera, vocal training to help him properly use his diaphragm, and physical training with celebrity trainer Jody �The Super Trainer� Smith in Atlanta Georgia to help build his stamina. He has also done media training with celebrity publicist Darnell Clark of �Image Makers Media� and CEO of Lucid magazine with the help of Aquarius Williams of �Q-talk Live�. To insure he gets the hottest tracks, Shotty has worked with producers such as industry veteran Chris Powell, who has produced records for great legends such as Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and Fatty Coo. Shotty has also had the privilege of working with a legend in the making by the name of Nitti. Other producers on his resume include K-FAM, M16, and Jay.R (Duffle Bag Boy� by Playas Circle).
Shotty has opened for major recording artists such as Lil Will (�My Dougie�) and The G-Spot Boyz, (�Stanky Legg�). He has also had the esteemed pleasure to open for Gorilla Zoe (�Lost�), and the popular 70�s group �Slave�(�Slide�). Shotty�s music crosses all generational lines and genres. He frequently performs at �unplugged� shows with The Rick James Stone City Band where they play his music live. Shotty has a cross cultural appeal and a very solid fan base that is rapidly increasing with his popularity. He has an impressive following on various social networks and is receiving rave reviews from his music. His music is corporate or commercial friendly. You will not find any profanity, offensive, or vulgar language in any of his lyrics. In fact Shotty�s music is very marketable at all levels. The demographics of his fan base are Hip Hop and R&B lovers between the ages of 7 and19 with a female to male ratio of about 75/25. Shotty has been performing since the age of 11 and he is currently performing in across the country. Shotty already has international experience. For the past two years he has performed at the Carabana festival in Canada, The Carnival in Trinidad, and various events in Jamaica. He is the hottest young act in America. He has a 45 minute show with his live band; �Shotty Mayes and the Platinum Status Band�. Complete with one of the hottest dance crews in the nation. You will witness a show full of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. We expect Rashad �Shotty� Mayes to take the music industry by storm, burst into super-stardom, and become the poster child for the next generation of American music.