My name is Roderick Kines a*k*a Shysty. I was born is Dallas, Tx on October 11, 1978. I'm an only child and this is my bio. One of the first and probably the very reason why I first started rapping was back in '93 or '94. My kinfolk Lutrell Thomas a*k*a Go Hard Black. He was a big influence on me and had taken the initiative to go ahead and start my music and to really find a new way of expressing myself... I come from a hood in Dallas, Tx called Pleasant Grove (P.G.)! I've been living here for about 8 years now. Me, Black, and his family all stayed together once upon atime so his influence on me grew the more time we chill together. I was still searchin for my own identity, and one day me and this brother I use to rap with came to the studio on a weekend, we was young studio rats every chance we got we was at it. I guess he had heard that I had been messin up and he was like, "u a lil bad muthafucka so we gone call u Shysty!" So that was the birth of a beautiful blessin in my eyes.
My name is contraversial when folks hear it they automatically assume I am a dirty kaniven ass brother or something, but my name symbolizes so much more....
S=soulful H=humble Y=youngster S=steady T=teachin Y=you
It might be stupid to everybody else but it's everything to me. I come from a record label called Go Hard Records. Myself, Mixxx, Black, Tech, G-Pat, C-Ray, Goodie, a good core of brothers with the will and drive to take over the rap world. I signed my first contract to the label after waiting so long I was just happy to be on it. Loyal to my kinfolk and everything it was like forget any and everybody. This is deal wit it "447" ya hear me, the fact of not knowing the business and how people change on ya for the cheese is what got me. I stayed on contract for about 5 years doing nothing. All the material we had and didnt do anything with it, I watched what was taking place in front of me, I thought I would never see. Your on messin ya over, people leavin, people breakin off doing that solo thang, brothers jealous of ya for nothing at all. All I wanted to do was rap. I was getting a real crash course in the game. But how could this be from my on family, my click, my kinfolk! So eventually everything went south, I left, my boy Mixxx left, we just stayed in touch and soon hooked back up.
I really thank GOD for Mixxx, he gave me the ins and outs and in between fa real shit. This brother took the time to not only teach me but most importantly listen to me and I luv tha man fa that. Thats a tru brother to teach a man and not limit how much he show ya. I didnt have anything, he didnt have anything and we both left our situations behind and came up at the same time now thats thuggin.
My album is called "Finally Made It" and I finally did what my heart and mind was on. Thats to get an opportunity to let the world know that there is some hot music coming out of Dallas with alot more heat than alot of brothers wish they could have, IYz is the label that we bringin to the world. We tellin ya our story on life put to a melody. "Nobody Wants Ya" is the first single so stay tuned....
Itz Yourz Rds
Shysty DTC IYz
P.O. Box 191428
Dallas, TX 75219