Best known for his hit single, “Bitchuary” Shordie Shordie is quickly becoming a household name. The Baltimore rapper began his career as part of the rap group Peso De Mafia, consisting of himself, his brother Lor Dee and their cousin Purp. From there Shordie went on to pursue a solo career and rose to prominence after dropping “Bitchuary.” Three years later Shordie Shordie joins us to discuss his latest project Memory Lane, in collaboration with legendary producer Murda Beatz. What began as a collaboration on a few songs quickly blossomed into a partnership on an entire project. For Shordie, everything has to be organic and has to be about the music, not clout. Shordie discusses his musical journey, life after “Bitchuary” and how he and Murda came together to put out their latest project Memory Lane. Features on the project include Trippie Redd on “Love” who also appeared in the music video alongside Shordie and Murda. Check out the full interview below:
The Knockturnal: When did you start taking music seriously as a career path?
Shordie Shordie: 18 is really when I started getting creative with the music, that’s when we started getting paid for the music. It made me take it a little bit more seriously.
The Knockturnal: How has your life changed in the past 3 years since dropping Bitchaury?
Shordie Shordie: I wouldn’t ever say it changed for real. I would say I became a better person than who I was then as far as business and maturity. Even then, when the song came out I was a little immature about situations and relationships and how females moved people moved in general.
The Knockturnal: Did you think that record would pop off like that?
Shordie Shordie: I was for sure surprised I definitely didn’t think it was gonna do that, but it was relatable though
The Knockturnal: Fast forward. Can you talk about making Memory Lane, how did you and Murda come together for this project?
Shordie Shordie: More on some making a few records real quick and then it became let’s make some more and then let’s turn this into a project. It was organic.
The Knockturnal: What’s your favorite track off of Memory Lane?
Shordie Shordie: “Seattle” because it brings out the me in the music, normally majority of the time I’m telling a story for everybody and it’s relatable, but then I forget to touch base with myself so I feel like that’s one of the songs where I touched base with myself and didn’t care about fans or criticism and just did the song for real.
The Knockturnal: What was it like having Trippie Redd on the project?
Shordie Shordie: I like to work with certain artists and the reason I say it like that is because I don’t like working with a lot of artists because nowadays things are different, it’s more off of clout instead of what’s actually good music so it’s more like a clout game. The people I really vibe with only care about the music. Other than that the people that intertwine everything into the music are ones that didn’t really have much outside this music shit and I got a lot outside the music. I got a family and a hood outside of the music, a lot of these artists don’t have that outside the music so they hook up with different artists because they don’t have family outside the music. I have that outside the music so I care less to hang around this person or that person unless we’re making music. We’re not just linking up because I know you from down the street, no. We’re linking up to make music.
The Knockturnal: What was it like filming the LOVE music video?
Shordie Shordie: It was for sure fun and it was my first time having a music video with a trailer too, shout out to Warner for that. We should be shooting at least two more videos together, something viral, maybe one more on some energetic and another one on some laid-back, every time I’m tryna do something different with my boy
The Knockturnal: What’s next?
Shordie Shordie: New videos, put post notifications on because everything I do is gonna be off-guard.
Photo Credit: Bryan Chong