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. The track Love is All We Got paints a very real picture of the hardships Mexican and Chicano people face on a regular basis. 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. This is all exemplified through his tremendous work ethic and dedication. With directing and co-directing credits under his belt, he does art direction, styling, location scouting, talent scouting, etc. He’s putting in the work to not only make his presence felt but to make the presence of Mexican and Chicano people felt and understood.
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 he doesn’t care what you or anyone else has to say about it. Presenting himself as a true swiss army knife of art, the talent he has in him is apparent, the vision he has is vast and there’s no signs of him slowing down. Keep an eye out for the single She Said and the accompanying music video. You’ll see Shrt_Lyf on billboards soon enough, trust me
-Edited by Jorge Corona-