The Mexican born artist started off his journey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon and at a very young age he and his family made the move to the United States. A drastically different space from where he grew up, now in Texas, he is making music using Spanglish to further push that blended sound as he combines his Mexican identity with aspects of trap, indie, and rock showing a unique musical proposal that spreads to international audiences, and breaks open borders.
Shrt is complex, it’s not just about the music, he has something to say, he wants to bring a voice to Mexican people and this is his platform to do so. He embraces his immigrant roots to shed light on issues plaguing the community. Community is important to him, he doesn’t want Mexican folks to be the last ones anymore, he’s here to make that statement and push Mexican people forward, to reclaim the Mexican identity and the spaces that belong to us. He wants to represent the younger generation of Mexican and Chicano youth that are told they can’t do it. The Monterrey, Nuevo Leon native doesn’t mince words or pull punches when it comes to who he is, or his music, he’s truly himself and their are no signs of him slowing down.

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Events featuring Shrt_Lyf

Mar 15, 2023
10:05pm — 10:25pm
Presented by
DEL Records x Marca Única
Mar 18, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Presented by
Latin Music Coalition Austin & EQ Austin: LatinATX 2023
Austin, TX
Professional Connections
Shrt_Lyf is seeking the following:
  • Management
  • Brand Partnership
  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - Worldwide
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Publishing