"At twenty-two, he'd been a hustler, a rustler, and one of the best in the Sprawl.... He operated on an almost permanent adrenaline high, a byproduct of youth and proficiency, jacked into a custom cyberspace deck that projected his disembodied consciousness into the consensual hallucination that was the Matrix."
Specializes in "SMOKED OUT, MURDA MUZIK"
As his solo career continues to soar to new heights, Shysta Smooth is sharply focused on creating captivating music. He is poised to have an even more successful 2014 with the release of his new record entitled "Booze N Tattoos" and rockin' shows across the country. Since the release of his debut album “Beginning Of The Burial”, Shysta Smooth has refused to rest. After 3 years of success with Mask Conspiracy, Shysta branched out creatively to become a solo artist to do what he loves to do, make music and perform. Shysta Smooth is known for his crazy vivid rhyme schemes on the mic and for pulling double duty as MC and Producer. Everything heard upon listening to his music, from the beats to the lyrics on the tracks are all original and self-created. When the Shysta was approached & asked to explain the essence of his gritty sound he responded, “It’s what my brain has absorbed the last 15 years. I grew up listening to all different kinds of music. The edgier content and harder core aspect of music in general has always appealed to me. Most of my influence comes from various artists such as the legendary 2-pac, the original Triple 6 Mafia, Flint's own Dayton Family, SPM etc. I also get a lot of inspiration from certain Heavy Metal / Rock bands such as Judas Priest, Fight, Ozzy Osbourne, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, the mighty Van Halen, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Ratt, Megadeth etc. All those groups and many more have inspired most of my musical and lyrical content.”
Shysta Smooth is currently promoting through any means necessary such as, free promotional cd’s, mix-tapes, live performences, flyers, social networking sites etc. He is constantly on the grind recording and playing live shows throughout the mid-west and some southern states. The past 2 years alone Smooth has opened up for some pretty big national artists in the music industry such as Scarface, Three 6 Mafia’s own Lord Infamous & Lil Wyte, D-12’s Bizarre 7 Kuniva, The Ying Yang Twins, Lil Flip, Yelawolf’s protégé Rittz, “Mr. Ice Cream Paint Job” Dorrough and the legendary Esham. People should take note of this up and comer from his unlikely hometown of Saginaw, MI. You can rest assure that the underground will be shaken to its very core in the years to come...
In 2008-2009 Mask Conspiracy (Shysta Smooth & Kataztrophe) managed to independently release there debut L.P. entitled “Beginning Of The Burial.” Upon listening to the record one is bombarded with violent street imagery, catchy hooks and lethal rhyme schemes. All of which laid to the tone of heavy bass-lines, crisp snares and haunting piano chords. This record was a first for the 2 and a learning experience in all. Every aspect of the project is an experimentation as well as learning experience.
Goal: "To shatter the mainstream scene indefinatly... Cause right now its the blind leading the blind."