Thursday, February 24, 2011

11 Year Old Chicago Artist "Shortie Mac"

Gerome Thomas, also known as Shortie Mac, was born March 22, 1999 in Chicago, IL. Shortie Mac, the middle of three children, began rhyming when he was just two years old, freestyling to the sound of his father’s radio. His father always believed in him, and began to take his undeniable gift of rapping and freestyle serious in early 2009. Mac began his quest like many in the hip hop genre, performing battles on sidewalks and street corners, challenging men & women twice his age.

Through his father’s affiliations, Mac was introduced to producer Neo Keez who asked Mac to support his ministry, targeting and combating the violent wave of youth killings across the nation. This affiliation has become a focal point in Mac’s message to his fans, encouraging all people to “Put the guns down, We don’t wanna fight.”

As word began to spread, the buzz about Shortie Mac was undeniable, enabling him to network with many of the well established artists from Chicago, including the Remix King, Grammy Award winning producer Maurice Joshua, whose credits include Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”.

Over the last few months, Mac has been performing across the country with appearances in several cities. Mac was given the distinguished opportunity to open for Dorrough, New Boyz and Supa Blanco for the Ohio “Back to School Jam”, which took place in Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Youngstown. In his hometown of Chicago, he has performed at the WGCI car and bike shows and the B96 “Pepsi Summer Bash”, which had over 25,000 people in attendance. Mac has also been working tirelessly in the recording studio, preparing his much anticipated debut album. “I do my best at what I do because I love music so much. Music is my passion." - Shortie Mac

Shortie Mac is the new generation of hip hop.
I'm feeling the new track featuring Dorrough - That's Smackin' ft. on my next Mixtape "The Chicago Code" Another Prospective

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