It’s not easy to remain relevant in today’s competitive music industry. With thousands of aspiring artists fighting for the top spot, one-hit wonders are not uncommon. That’s why it is essential to pay attention when you see an artist like Cadillac Shorty consistently dropping high-quality albums and songs that connect with listeners.
The artist’s raspy vocals and catchy hooks are one reason he’s scaled new heights in his field, but he says that’s not all there is to his impressive career. Cadillac Shorty is a prime example of how anything can happen with the right attitude and consistency, from his humble beginnings to private jets and success.
Cadillac Shorty‘s ascent to stardom began with his first music video. The song received 5 million views on streaming platforms and retained the top spot on World Star Hip Hop for over a week. Cadillac also beat others in that category and won the Best in Florida awards for the same video of the year. Following that success, Cadillac started doing more significant events and festivals. He performed at the 2nd annual Forgiato Festival alongside fellow Miami rappers Currency, Stally, Ball Greezy, Brisco, Briana Perry, and others.
His talent and ambition saw him quickly climb the local rapping ranks and firmly cement his place in the industry. In 2019, Cadillac performed his single, “No Visits,” at Papa Keith’s star-studded People Matters Festival. Cadillac shared the platform with other big names in Miami’s rap scene, creating networks he has greatly benefitted from in his career. The rapper has also been featured on two of Miami’s most prominent radio stations, 99 Jamz and 103.5 The Beat.
Cadillac Shorty understands the importance of unique personal branding as an artist in a highly competitive space. Though the “Habitual Hustler 2” hitmaker always aims for the top spot in the rap scene, he does not conform to the typical rap star lifestyle. “What stands out like a sore thumb for me is not the typical ‘I’m living what I’m rapping’ bs,” Cadillac shares. “But I really do live how I rap and make a living off my rap. Ya know, life and death are in the power of the tongue, and I manifested my lifestyle through my lyrics.”
From his music to his personal life, Cadillac has never let his environment stop him from dreaming big. On the creative side, he has made his mark by releasing raw and unapologetic lyrics that are relatable and inspirational. His music inspires listeners to keep grinding until they achieve their dreams, even when it seems like they are facing insurmountable odds. Cadillac admits he often feels like he hasn’t done enough, which is why he’s always hustling.
“From da projects to private jets, hate it or luv it, da underdog’s on top,” Cadillac captions one of his photos on Instagram. Overcoming the odds and living the life of his dreams is just one achievement Cadillac has made so far. The hitmaker continues to create music and live out his dreams as if there were no limits on what can be accomplished, and that’s precisely what he believes. With a resolute and determined mindset, Cadillac plans to continue living his life with ferocious intentionality and inspire other hustlers to go for it.