PSM Style Productions
One of shows I get to run sound for every once
in a while is a Hip-hop improv night, with a live back-up
band. It’s very entertaining! When I started working those
shows I couldn’t handle the style of music; however, over
time I warmed up to it and I learned to appreciate it a bit
more. Listening to Young Shorty’s self-titled album was an
interesting change to the normal bunch of CD’s I get to listen
to. I honestly had a difficult time listening to the album
all of the way through. The language isn’t the best in the
world, by any means. There is a notice on the cover, “Parental
Advisory Explicit Content.” That should read “LOTS OF BAD
I don’t know how old Young Shorty is, but he is a talented
kid, assuming he writes his own words. The album was well
recorded, filled with some very well-done tracks and beats.
If Shorty can establish an audience that can tolerate the
amount of bad language, he will see some success. But, I
have seen a lot of independent hip-hop/rap artists get up
there, very close to getting something big and then throw
it all away with ego and language. This album has a nice
flow, good variety of beats, and should keep people in to
it from start to finish.
Favorite Track: 2, “Dayz Roll By”
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Beyer is a trained musician, performer, songwriter, arranger,
and self-taught businessman. After spending five years
in the Army Band he moved back to Portland, OR and began
designing sound systems and marketing pro audio gear.
He later was hired to book for a local Portland venue,
putting bands on stage seven nights a week where he reviewed
all CDs submitted. In 1998 he formed Beyer Sound Productions
with a goal to serve musicians.