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Shorty Showbiz

About Shorty Showbiz

Chicago, IL

At a very young age, Dion Henderson, an emerging rap artist from the West Side of Chicago began learning the proverbial ropes of rap and hip hop. Growing up as the oldest of two children in a single family home and being exposed to gang violence in his neighborhood made him realize that he needed to develop a plan to make a better life for him and his family. Gaining inspiration from the ciphers and rap battles taking place in his neighborhood , he decided to make rapping his career path instead of just a hobby. Learning the importance of artistic expression early, he spent his teen years harnessing that expression through his passion for music. In a short period of time, he went from rap battles for petty cash to performing for crowds of large masses and quickly developed a fan base. “Shorty Showbiz” is one of the most diverse undeniable forces of the Chicago music scene, setting him apart from many other up and coming artists.
Shorty Showbiz has performed at several shows across the United States including performing on tour with DMX, opening for 50 Cent, Eve and also performed in showcases for Power 92.3 radio station in Chicago. Beyond rap he has modeled urban fashion for playboy, appeared in Jet magazine and MTV's Ja Rule Diary. He has gained attention from fans because of his incredible stage presence, unique delivery, and eagerness for crowd participation. Along with being an important factor in the Chicago hip hop scene, he also volunteers in his neighborhood with different community service and mentoring projects. He is very adamant about building, uplifting, and shaping his community to be a safe haven for everyone.
Shorty Showbiz has been compared to several mainstream music artists because of his complex metaphors and his ability to tell a story through his raps. His goal as an artist is not only to sell records but to be the voice of his hood and any other people he makes interactions with on his road to success. He is definitely making a huge impact in the Windy City. Put your ear to the streets…..You will hear about Shorty Showbiz!

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