“The Blackest Rose”, the sophomore album by Shottie is now available for download along with an exclusive limited edition compact disc for sale. The Blackest Rose (Album Release Party) will be held Sept. 25th at Sullivan Hall and will also feature art, visual projections, and live performances by Shottie, Scienze + The Ellavators, and Uptown Vernacular. Tickets are available here.
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.
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.