One of Phillyâ€™s hottest rap stars is back, and this time heâ€™s ready to party. His name is Shortyo, heâ€™s big, he just happens to beÂ white, andÂ is back to Â take over. His new hit single “Whoever Want It” has been making a huge buzz on ReverbNation and regional FM radio.
This single will be on his upcoming album â€œAddictedâ€. This is what Shortyo said when asked about “Whoever Want It,” â€œThis single means a lot to me. Itâ€™s different than what my fans are used to but Iâ€™m glad theyâ€™re feelin it. Iâ€™m not in music for the money, I do it because I love itâ€.
Shortyo fell in love with hip hop at an early age, listening to music from NWA, Eazy-e, and Ice- T, which was odd since Shortyo was from Pennsylvania where the only thing considered “hip hop” was Grandmaster Flash, KRS 1, and the rest of the East Coast scene. Shortyo started his 1st rap group with 2 friends in grade school when he was only 9 or 10 years old. He was even nominated “Most Destined For Rap Stardom” by his Eighth grade teacher. Throughout high school Shortyo was writing songs and performing at local venues to satisfy his crave for music. In 2004 Shortyo entered a rap battle competition called “The Cypher” on 100.3 The Beat (Radio-One) in Philadelphia and destroyed his opponents with his originality and catchy wordplay for 10 consecutive weeks.