Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
Short Dawg is the host of the recently released "Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 184,” another in its weeky mixtape series hosted by a major artist. The series is now the most downloaded of its kind worldwide. This volume, hosted by Young Money’s own Short Dawg and mixed by Coast 2 Coast/Shadyville/G-Unit DJ Epps, is available for free download from Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. The mixtape features exclusives from Short Dawg, as well as remixed and original tracks from some of the hottest artists in the industry, like Birdman, Mack Maine, Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Timbaland, Young Jeezy, Big Boi, Bun B, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Paul Wall, and more. Vol. 184 also features tracks from other up-and-coming hip hop artists.
The rap artist best known as Short Dawg was born and raised in the Sunnyside area of Houston, TX. Short was influenced early by the ways of street life and initially did not have a strong interest in a rap career. However, once his older brother Blumega heard his witty freestyling ability, he urged Short to consider taking it more seriously. Short Dawg eventually dropped out of school at Texas A&M University and relocated to Atlanta, GA to focus more on his music. He was discovered by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and signed to Russell Simmons Music Group (RSMG). An attempt at a joint venture between RSMG and Def Jam Records didn’t work out, which resulted in Short Dawg signing with RSMG and Jermaine Dupri’s SoSoDef record label.
With a few tours and several mixtapes under his belt, Short’s popularity began to rise. Becoming a familiar face alongside artists like Bow Wow and other household names, it seemed Short would soon take the industry by storm. However, plagued by obstacles and other more personal issues, Short’s music career seemed to be stuck at a standstill. In spite of these speed bumps, Short remained determined to solidify his spot in hip hop. And with the help of superstar rap artist Lil Wayne, that’s exactly what Short was able to do. Lil Wayne featured Short Dawg on the Syrup Sippin’ anthem, “Me and My Drank”, and after fans heard his verse, they knew Short Dawg was a force to be reckoned with. Seeing that things weren’t going as planned over at RSMG/SoSoDef, Short Dawg began to seek other avenues to get the recognition that he deserved.
After approximately two years of friendship, Lil Wayne waited for the right time and presented Short with an opportunity to sign to his own label, Young Money Entertainment. Short Dawg accepted the offer and since then has fit in very well over at the Young Money camp. And with the remarkable success of his mixtapes, Short Dawg’s fan base has continued to rapidly grow. Short has also adopted the name Elvis Freshley as his alter ego, informing his fans that he is not one-dimensional and will definitely expand into other alternative genres of music. Short Dawg recently released “The Adventures of Drankenstein” mixtape with Coast 2 Coast.
Vol. 184 Track List:
01. DJ Epps & Short Dawg – Intro
02. Short Dawg Ft. Birdman & Mack Maine – Stunna (Prod. by Tha Bizness)
03. iLLA – I'm Blown (Prod. by Baby Paul aka BpZy)
04. Gilly The Key – Sidewayz
05. T-Pain Ft. Lil Wayne – Bang Bang Pow Pow
06. Short Dawg Ft. Timbaland & Attitude – All Y’all (Prod. by Timbaland)
07. Reign – Crush
08. Future Ft. Big Boi & Young Jeezy – Ain’t No Way Around It (Remix)
09. Short Dawg Ft. Z-Ro & Propain – H-Town
10. JayDubb – Tell Em
11. Slim Thug Ft. Bun B & Paul Wall – Creepin
12. Juvenile Ft. Rick Ross – Power
13. J. Phlesh Ft. Kid Mystik – It's On
14. OCD Ft. Short Dawg
15. Righteouse – Oxygen
16. Slim Thug Ft. Paul Wall & Chamillionaire – Houston
17. Short Dawg – Kush & Codeine (Prod. by Crack Koke)
18. Cache City – Cowgirl (Prod. by AJ Reed)
19. Saint Sann Ft. Daddy-O, Rediroc & Freeway – Nuvo (Remix)
20. Short Dawg – Re-Up
21. Short Dawg – Trouble
22. Ace Hood Ft. Rick Ross – The Realist (Prod. by The Renegades)
23. Fidit G - G. Successful – Poppin' (Prod. by Big Red)
Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Vol. 184 is available for free streaming and download at http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/coast-2-coast-mixtape-vol-184-hosted-by-short-dawg
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