John Carter, better known as Shorty T, grew up on the Westbank of New Orleans, Louisiana in a neighborhood called Orleans Village. He was nicknamed "Shorty Thug" at an early age and during his pre-teenage years he spent most of his time with mature influences who were notably older than him. At the age of twelve, Shorty T wrote his first song to Coolio's instrumental track, "Gangster's Paradise." However, he did not actively pursue rapping until the age of sixteen when he began battle rapping, and it was as a battle rapper that he earned serious recognition. Through his undeniable talent and persistence, his music obtained success over the next few years. Then, after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Shorty T moved to California, where he enrolled at California State University, San Bernardino. He juggled school, traveling, and music until he graduated in 2012 with a Business degree. As of now, Shorty T is an established songwriter and professional recording artist who has opened for artists such as B.G., Rick Ross, Juvenile, and Snoop Dogg, among many others. He is currently working on a new E.P.
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