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Master Shortie - DEAD END video


Introductions, I'm Specks! Who are you and what do you do?
I am Master Shortie a rapper/singer/songwriter from South London. My influences span across many genres so I try to reflect that in my music, all the while stamping my personality on it.

There are some people reading this who would cheerfully choke you on your own rope chain. I personally was not feeling that song, the video you came with was fresh in its own right though.

Rope Chain was a great start to my career. It was a track I wrote about 18 months ago and we had a great concept for the video and so rolled with it. It’s a catchy track that put me further into the music world. Since then I have made another 15 tracks which will shape my debut album A.D.H.D. I have experimented with electro, indie, funk and hip hop. I think that people will be surprised at the direction I have taken on my album if they have only heard/seen Rope Chain.

Regardless of what people think of Master Shortie, they can not deny your hustle. You’re young, UK, unsigned and making some nice moves. What have you been up to recently?

I went on tour with Hadouken! in July across the UK. I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know how the indie/electro kids would react to me. Thankfully they were brilliant, I got an amazing response on every show, there is a clip here. It was a great experience to play to a wider audience and find out how life on the road really is. 

MTV have also been really supportive of my career thus far and we ran a remix contest together in August. We received some brilliant entries. Here is the winning mix.

Oh yeah, I have also made two music videos for my debut single 'Dead End'. One video is a mash-up of the footage from the Hadouken! tour and will be released online soon, first at  ATCN. The second video was shot in a disused Hackney hospital and is being edited now.

Who inspires you musically?

My favourite band is Spearhead, I also love Finley Quaye, Kanye West, Mos Def, Tracey Chapman, Lupe Fiasco, Blur and The Verve.

Who do you think has NEXT on the UK music scene?

There is an electro-pop act called The Filthy Dukes who I really like. They are in the mould of Hot Chip, Justice and Daft Punk. I have actually been playing live with them at a few festivals this summer. I have heard about half their album and I think they will be big in 2009.

www.myspace.com/mastershortie

There you have it, it's simple really, Master Shortie - DEAD END, hate it or love it, what do you think...

The question is does he SINK or SWIM?

specks

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he put some of his overgrown eyebrows onto his undergrown mustache, then maybe I could take looking at his face in a video more seriously.

Anonymous said...

why choke him? give the kid a break specks. hes got more talent than you, will go further than you.

peace out bitches.

Ginger Kid said...

Get ready Master Shortie, you can expect more stupid comments like that ...lol.

His video game is tight and original, definetly doing stuff that not many people in the UK are doing. There's an obvious gap in the market for a british 'scene' rapper to step into. And this guy's the front runner right now. Keep doing your thing maaan!

Anonymous said...

What does ginger know?

Master shortie is a joke, he even manages to make kase look good. atcn I get what ya doing though, its smart, you dont actually like it but you see him making moves that can't be ignored forever.
the sad part is shortie is actually going to do well. kids will buy into him.

where is the justice?

JP.COM.ORG.UK said...

Well put together interview mate.

lil naked boi said...

some people need to stop being so negative. nudity cheers me up in times of anger.

Tarns' said...

arghh, i cant be bothered to start now... theres just too many things to say.

The Almanac said...

there always a bitter anon....

it floats for me... dont think its amazing, but its fresh. Nice live sound...

Anonymous said...

Master fucking shortie???

fuck off. thats bull shit song and your first song about a rope chain was even worse....

How can you talk about being old school when your 14 years old??? and you let him in to Trading Places... i should call the council to lock you people down for that...

Sorry but your tracks are terrible and why should we support an artist JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BRITISH? it dont mean shit to me...
if your shit your shit..
live with it!

hmmmmm... said...

he will head towards a DEAD END if he keeps putting out crap like this.

Anonymous said...

I quite like it! some people are just too critical.

i wasnt blown away by his lyrical technique though.

MAWL said...

Is he gay? If he is he would be the first gay rapper to come out of the closet. would be interesting times for the homophobic world of hip-hop.

the song is OK! Whats the video game about though??? i dont get it.

Anyway, keep doing YOU mister shortcake biscuit...

peace out

MAWL*












*Middle Aged White Lady

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOL THIS GUY IS SOOOOOOO SHIT HE IS SO MUCH WORSE THAN IRONIK AND WILEY AND WONG OMG IS SOOO SHIT LOL \\

GROW UP PEOPLE WHO IS COMIN STONGER RIGHT NOW BE REAL HAVE U SEEN ANY1 DIF LIKE HIM

Anonymous said...

Biggest waste man on road

MASTER SHORTIE said...

he is like the biggest dick in the wor;l the worst artists wort than the cheeky girls

Anonymous said...

im kinda diggin this track, at least its not some worked hip-hop, cool kids/kase type shit alie?

even tho he killed the dookie, i liike

Anonymous said...

shortie is fire. keep doing your thing. people don't like it because its different. pave the way dont follow the crowd.

brazen said...

He has a cute little face.

Nice interview

Anonymous said...

HE WAS NOT AT TRADING PLACES!
NEEDS TO BE SAID

THAT IS ALL

evenstevens said...

why would it matter if he was at trading places or not? Has this blog become so elite certain people arent allowed to attend just because of what they do?
... weak.

Anonymous said...

HAVE ANY OF YOU HEARD ANY OF HIS OTHER STUFF,

HE IS ACTUALY IN THE TOP 5 RIGHT NOW , I HEARD SWAY RATING HIM THE OTHER DAY

Anonymous said...

last comment was from him

Anonymous said...

NICE TRACK BRO

Anonymous said...

big up even stevens...she didnt get in i bet

lol

NO-BIZZI said...

In response to even stevens the comments left by anons do not reflect the opinions or views of the writers nor majority of atcn readers.

In short elitist - NO

Weak - NOT EVEN SLIGHTLY

THAT i think you will find is all

ADMIN.

Anonymous said...

I'M SORRY BUT DOES IT MATTER IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT?? IF YOU DON'T LIKE HIS MUSIC DON'T LISTEN TO IT, HE HAS FEELINGS YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY HE IS S*** AND EVERYTHING BECAUSE HE IS DOING HIS OWN THING..HALVE OF YOU SHOULD NOT EVEN BE COMMENTING LIKE GET A LIFE SERIOUSLY AND LEAVE IT FOR US YOUNG PEOPLE BECAUSE MOST OF YOU OLDER GENERATION JUST HAVE YOUR HEADS STUCK RIGHT UP YOUR ARSES..
I SWEAR YOU ALL HAVE ISSUES.

SORRY BUT HALVE OF THESE POP ARTISTS AND STUPID ROCK BANDS ARE NONSENSE LIKE THE TING TINGS WTF???
HE IS GOING TO BE BIG AND I WILL SUPPORT HIM ALL THE WAY AND WHEN HE IS BIG YOU IDIOTS CAN ALL GO AND FEEL STUPID BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT YOU ALL ARE.

I MEAN MAWL (MIDDLE AGED WHITE LADY) YOU TALK TOO MUCH SHIT HE HAS A GIRLF SO HOW DOES THAT MAKE HIM GAY? YOUR A MIDDLE AGED IDIOT FOR REAL FRIGGIN RASCIST BITCH ASWELL

ANYWAYS IM OUT

PEACE

Anonymous said...

well fucking said to above. Master shortie is gonna do so well. embrace that fact.

Anonymous said...

I personally think this video is amazing, if u dont get MASTER SHORTIE dont be angry at urself its not ur fault. Yes he has feelings so sayin he is shit is not only incorrect but quite offensive ugh neways for the person who doesnt get this video out of all the idiots that can be bothered 2 even watch it. The video is a documentry thing taken from his tour DUHHHHHHHHHH
wow real dofuss up in here lol...wow n yea how can he be gay ...can u hear da song? IDIOT. U EITHER LIKE IT OR NOT MAKE UP UR DAMN MIND DONT GO GOOGLIN HIS NAME TOO CHAT SHIT U KNO NUTHIN ABOUT, HE CANT CATER 2 EVERYONE BUT DA PPL HE DOES CATER 4 ARE PRETTY MUCH SATISFIED.
MASTER SHORTIE IS BIG N IS GOIN PLACES N U PEOPLES DUMB COMMENTS AINT GONNA CHANGE DAT SO IM JUS SAY DIS I SUPPORT U SHORTIE 2 DHA FULLEST...MUCH LOVE
-PEACE-

Anonymous said...

U FUCK HEAD ASS BASTED MUTHA FUCKAS IS U MAD CUZZ HE MAKIN DAT PAPER N YA STANK ASSES NOT HA YALL MAKE ME LAUGH I BET WHEN YALL SEE HIM YALL GONE BE ON HIS NUTS I THINK SO IF U DON'T LIKE HIS SHIT WHY DA FUCK ARE U ON HIS PAGE HATAS WANT COMPANY I SEE N I KNOW DAMN WELL DIS DUCK SICKIN TRICK AIN'T TALKIN ABOUT NOBODY FACE GIRL U MIGHT LOOK LIKE SOMEBODY DEN BEAT YO ASS 10 TIMES WITH A UGLY STICK I DON'T SEE U POSTIN A COMMENT WITH YA PIC HELL NAW SO GET OVEA YA SELF TRICK STOP WITH DA STUPID SHIT OR GET FUCKED UP LOVE U MUCH HATAS KISSES P.S U CAN KISS HIS ASS 2 SOMETHING YALL DUMB ASS MIGHT LIKE 2 DO DUMB BITCHES AM OUT

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