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, Eddystone’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 started Affiliated Records and started putting his own mixtape's in the streets. Things were going great for the new label owner when in 2002 he signed a major 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” Shortyo's distinctly street 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.
In a span of 5 years following his 1st official release, Shortyo signed a few acts to his Affiliated imprint. Within those 5 years Affiliated Records released 10 albums nationwide and accumulated over 100,000 cd sales in-store and digital. Shortyo had no problem finding talent and putting in the forefront of the music industry but being an artist himself he started to get the "itch" again.
"I was putting all these albums out, albums from cats like Omillio Sparks and Spider Loc and artists of that caliber, I mean these are major cats who came to me to do some things independently. I started to get the urge to get back in the studio and start recording another album"
Kicking off 2009, Shortyo is blazing the airwaves with his smash radio hit, “Stripper” featuring platinum rapper Yung Berg. The single which will have every girl shaking their "Stanky Leg" in the club and is sure to do well on College and Commercial radio.
Following the single will be Shortyo's new album "King Of The Kounty" which features production from well named producers like Felli Fel, Oz n da Decon and more and features including Lil Wayne, Yung Berg, Too $hort, and more. With an album like this there’s no telling what is in store for this young man. Alls we can tell you is that its Shortyo's Time……....