Shorty- The Mixtape

May 14th, 2006

'The Mixtape' is a download only project by Shorty, a seven piece hiphop band produced by Baby J. All the tracks are enjoyable, and showcase a group of musicians which are evidently very comfortable and practiced in working together. The vibes are quite rootsy with shades of old skool hiphop and funk. Standout tracks include a cover of Kanye West's 'Gold Digger' and some quite heavy rock orientated jams towards the end of the set. What's unclear is where these guys are from. If the dude rapping is from the UK, his accent would be a point of concern for some people. That aside, it'll be interesting to hear what else these creative heads come up with next.