GR's Greatest is all about catering to local talent in West Michigan.

Last time, Lisha B sat down and chatted with Sonny Ski on The Afternoon Lituation.

For the second edition of GR's Greatest, Lisha B is chatting with no other than, Derrick Shorter.

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Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Derrick Shorter is an American rapper, producer, and audio engineer.

As a kid, he used to go to his father's studio (his father was a producer). While his father and his friends made beats and recorded music, Derrick would soak it all in.

Derrick was given a beat CD with beats all produced by his father, which started it all.

He has produced a number of songs for both signed & unsigned artists, including the songs "Bubbly" and "All Dogs Go To Heaven" by DeJ Loaf.

To know more about his musical genius, you can look at who influenced him.

  • Kanye West
  • J Dilla
  • Pharrell
  • Timbaland
  • Dr. Dre
  • Jay-Z
  • Drake
  • Lil Wayne

Derrick Shorter Full Interview (coming soon)

How can I support Derrick Shorter?

You can stream Derrick's latest single, "The Life + Times".

Derrick Shorter
Derrick Shorter

If "The Life + Times" is your vibe, don't forget to check out the rest of his discography and music videos.

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You can also follow Derrick on all social media platforms to keep updated with his upcoming releases and events.




Are you a local artist in West Michigan?

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