PRESS RELEASE: MASTER SHORTIE - Dead End single - released 27 October
“Master Shortie’s genius is that he’s taken a completely different route. It’s London, it’s chirpy, cheeky and totally likeable” – Music Week
Master Shortie is fast becoming THE One To Watch for 2009. Fresh off tour with Hadouken! and currently special guest to The Filthy Dukes, Master Shortie has announced a live date at London’s 12 Bar on Monday 15th September before taking part in MTV’s Spanking New Sessions on Wednesday 17th September alongside The Saturdays and White Lies.
Master Shortie is a self-made 19-year-old artist who simply doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. A man who is totally in charge of all of his own promotion, record releases, styling and marketing - he’s fast becoming the poster boy of a DIY underground scene that represents everything that’s exciting and unique about UK music today!
Influences from the neo-soul underground New York Backpack rappers, Mos Def, Andre 3000, Prince, Paul Simon, Terence Trent Darby and Tracy Chapman, Master Shortie makes the kind of vibrant, nail-you-to-the-groove 80s tinged electro-hop that puts him alongside Black Kids, Cool Kids and any other kind of kids that are redefining what 21st Century, post-industry music can be. It’s Master Shortie’s charm, energy and individual style – the iris-scorching baseball caps, cuddly crunk accoutrements and the jeans of a Kings Of Leon – that set him apart from the crowd as a truly unique artist.
Monday 27th October sees the release of the single ‘”Dead End” from Master Shortie on Odd One Out (O1O). The indie-rap thumper is a massive live favourite and is taken from his debut album ‘ADHD’ due out early next year.
Live dates are as follows –
Master Shortie - Myspace