Master Shortie Gets Wrapped Up!
He speaks to our urban blog...
Trendy UK rapper Master Shortierecently caught up with our urban blog The Wrap Up. In the interview he speaks on everything from being signed in American and not in the UK, to his beef with underground grime MC Black The Ripper and more.
He also speaks about how people perceive him in the UK and claims that people concentrate too much on the way he looks as opposed to his lyrical content.
“I have always been lyrical. I am a rapper, I wouldn’t dedicate my life to something I didn’t believe in or do something I don’t believe I’m good at. It’s just people, at the point I was rapping where quite ignorant. They concentrated on the way I dressed rather than my actual lyrical content and my music. My choruses are very strong, the commercial sound was very strong and that shines through maybe more so than my lyrics.
"To a degree if one thing shines strong people don’t want to look deeper. There are a lot of artists like that, for example Sway releases a lot of club tunes but really, if you look deeper his lyrics are amazing. G FrSH, yeah he raps drugs and money, but you look deeper, the way he talks about drugs and money is absolutely amazing.
“Yes, my stuff’s very rocky and is quite commercial, but if you look deeper, the lyrics are actually amazing. At first I was thinking about doing my F64 on a beat that was more to my style, then I thought I should get it over and done with, because they really don’t think I can rap. I love Mos Def, so I got a true hip-hop beat, rapped slow, no commercial music or tone and it was just in their face and suddenly people were saying ‘oh s**t, he’s good.’”