Black Roses is the second album from emcee Shottie, A sharp lyricist by all standards who mixes with adult themes and weird pop references. This project in particular shines bright, a blend of uptempo and laid back instrumentation which clearly provide variety over the underlining theme. Lyrically Shottie holds his own and his story telling abilities is note worthy as well. In a nutshell this is pure dopeness.
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Choice tracks: Sayonara You, Cyanide Fillet, Dream, In the presence.
Shottie is a recording artist, MC, writer, and director currently residing in NYC. He is also known as a member of Idee4 a rap group who gained notoriety in the local Miami scene during the mid 00s. Shottie made his return to rap music as a solo artist in 2012 releasing his debut album Delorean on Brooklyn indie label 95Labs. The Delorean album features west coast rap legend Ras Kass and Itagui from 2x Grammy nominated latin group Locos Por Juana. Shottie followed up the album with an EP, Smells Like Holy Spirit, and God Speed, a collaborative video album and soundtrack with producer and co director TeV95 the same year. Shottie has just released his sophmore album The Blackest Rose.
Since his 2012 releases, Shottie has performed in Miami and New York City venues like The Stage, Sullivan Hall, and Public Assembly. He has opened for Mobb Deep, Roc Marciano, Dead Prez, Cormega, among others. Shottie has also been featured on blogs and websites like Kevin Nottingham, Word Is Bond, All City Chess Club (Lupe, J.Cole, Pharrell..), BRealTV, Rap Reviews, This Is Books Music, Indy Live Mixtapes, Grand Good, and more.