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Shorty (Davide Sciortino) is an italian singer, rapper, songwriter, Hip Hop and Electronic music producer based in London.
Born in sunny Palermo, Sicily, Davide used to listen to his father records collection, discovering Italian music, and internationaL '60s and '70s Soul, Rock and Funk.
At around age 14 he developed a strong passion for Jazz, Hip Hop and black music in general, starting to compose instrumental beats, write Rap lyrics and also sing in Slipknot, Linkin Park and Incubus cover bands.
At 15, under the alias Shorty, he won an important music competition “The Shocksound”, awarding a record deal with an indipendent sicilian label and the production of his first official album “Piccolo” (2007 RCM Ent. – La Grande Onda), released one year later and distributed in the main italian records shops.
In 2005 he joined, as rapper, songwriter, singer and producer a Hip Hop band “Combomastas” releasing in 2008 the single “'U Tagghiamu 'Stu Palluni..!?” which become a regional hit afterwards broadcasted in regional and national TV and Radio channels.
Aged 19, Shorty performed with Combomastas all across Italy opening gigs for famous Italian artists in front of up to thousands of people.
In 2009 he started the production of his second Rap – Hip Hop album
“Shorty VS Tha Supa Produsa” (2010 RCM Ent. – Rhymes Tellers) released in 2010 in freedownload on the italian Hip Hop website Honiro.it .
In the same year, he moved to London to continue his musical studies and discover new sounds.
He founds “Mind The Dubstep” (www.mind-the-dubstep.com) together with Mentha, Rcadia and Jobanti, mcing and performing in electronic music gigs.
Shorty is now based in London and he’s working on many Hip Hop, Dubstep and Neo Soul projects which will be soon released.
Currently working on his band Retrospective For Love's EP.