8Shotz was born and raised on the south side of Chicago in the Jeffery Manor where he began rapping at the age of 8 and developed a knack for creative word-play. Growing up his influences included Jay-z, Kanye West, Juvenile, and Lil Wayne. He wrote and recorded many songs during his highschool career. Because he was not seeing the success that he pictured, 8Shotz put rap on hold for a while, while he obtained his bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. After graduating he was immediately hired to work for a major company but could not shake the feeling that something was missing. After some time, he decided to put his efforts back into music. Using his astute business acumen, he looks to build 8ShotzMusik to a premier source for audio engineering in Chicago.
8Shotz is currently attending Columbia College in Chicago where he is obtaining his degree in audio design and production. While in this process he is focused on developing his mobile studio service to help aid the artists of chicago. He hopes that this service provides a much needed benefit to all of those in need of affordable audio services. He his not focusing only on music, but in fact all parts of the multi-medium spectrum that utilizes audio design. This includes sound for picture, gaming, commercials both on television and radio, audio books and more. Pricing information for these services can be found by following the Pricing link.
8Shotz still has a passion for music and believes that he can be a major influence on the hip-hop scene without promoting drug distribution and violence. The commitment to this focus centers primarily around his own music and does not effect the work he does for his clients. 8Shotz believes 100% in the freedom of speech and expression and believes that all artists have a voice. Click here to gain access to his work as an artist.