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Monday, 8 June 2009

"I know you like electro..." ( c ) Master Shortie

Master Shortie - Dead End

Video is heavy. Here's my profile/interview with Shortie in the latest edition of Redtop Magazine:

Master Shortie

An eclectic young rapper who terms himself a “mix of genres and generations”, Shortie is widely tipped to claim fame in 2009, having featured on the prophetic BBC “Sound of…” shortlist for the year. He is the self-anointed “middle-man between the underground scene and the commercial scene” and cites Gym Class Heroes and N.E.R.D. as established acts with a similar ethos – bridging the gap between Hip-Hop and Rock, and uniting fans of the two genres. Shortie’s music unquestionably lives up to his claims of diversity, with each of his released tracks thus far very different from the last. The Hip-Hop sounds of Rope Chain are a world-apart from the Indie-Pop-Rap of Dead End, neither of which even hint at the cross-genre aural-schizophrenia of latest single Dance Like A White Boy. What makes Shortie different from previous genre-melding artists is that he never sounds out of his depth, whatever he chooses to rhyme on; be it Indie, Pop, an Electro-tinged fusion of the two or even straight Hip-Hop. Master Shortie is on tour with the Basement Jaxx this spring, and will support them at the Roundhouse at the end of April. His album, ADHD (“it’s got something on there for everybody… it’s all over the place and it craves attention”) is due late in the summer.

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