"Music is like therapy, a release, touching my soul." Shorty B, southern Indiana writer/performer/rap artist, finds inspiration, ideas and rhythm from the laundry room to the 11 o'clock news. With influences from Elton John to Eminem to John Mellencamp, Shorty B weaves sweet melodies and percussive vocals into living stories that entertain and stir the emotions. Shorty B credits a "need to express" for finding a voice in rap. Since 2005, Shorty's works have placed in industry contests including VH-1 Song of the Year and Billboard's Song and World Song Contests.
Shorty B was selected to showcase at the "Invasion of the GoGirls" during SXSW in Austin, TX and also showcased twice at the Indiegrrl Music Conference in Knoxville, TN.
Shorty has been a finalist in Absolut Talent Night at The Connection (Louisville, KY), been selected as a RAW Natural Born Artist (Indianapolis, IN), (http://www.rawartists.org/shortyb) and won Vicci Laine's Next Top Entertainer Contest (Bloomington, IN).
Shorty B's first major recording project is simply entitled, "Shorty B".
Shorty B is actively pursuing a distribution deal as well as continuing a career as an Indie Artist.