THIRD MAN RECORDS 1ST RAP ARTIST: SHIRT
QUEENS RAPPER SHIRT PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO, FLIGHT HOME
PURE BEAUTY ALBUM DIGITAL RELEASE FEBRUARY 9
LIMITED EDITION PHYSICAL RELEASE FEBRUARY 23
DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE BY 1st RAP ARTIST SIGNED TO THIRD MAN RECORDS
“Firstly, he's a beast of rapper who defines bully bars. If rap were truly a meritocracy, SHIRT would be in the running for King of New York.” - PITCHFORK
“The mysterious spitter raps his ass off...
His Wordplay Is Insane.” – XXL
Directed by SHIRT and Dave Svedosh, "Flight Home" is immersed in all things classically New York. SHIRT brings you along for ride through Manhattan on top of a truck painted with Nike Adidas signage, something he has done quite a few times on his own prior to filming the music video. For 50 or so blocks from 23rd on Broadway through the Lower East Side, the crowds cheered, took photos and enjoyed the free performance and shirts. After savoring a typical decadent meal, SHIRT creeps down to the famed Freedom Tunnel, exposing its raw and extraordinary graffiti artwork honoring the displaced New Yorkers who sought liberty and refuge.
Inspired by the profound artwork of conceptual artist John Baldessari, PURE BEAUTY will be SHIRT’s first full length album to be released via Third Man Records. As the first rap artist signed to yours truly, SHIRT will make his debut album release digitally on February 9th while the LP with an alternative cover featuring Baldessari's artwork will available February 23rd with a companion limited edition containing bonus content and a Baldessari-inspired shirt. More details forthcoming.
New York rapper SHIRT is ready to raise the bar into a new age of hip-hop as the multi-talented artist embodies the roles of composer, painter, rap music sculptor and writer. While he began on the outskirts of rap using gimmicks to garner attention including a fake New York Times article and name dropping power players, it was his innovative street albums RAP MONEY, NIKE ADIDAS and MUSEUM that garnered him internet buzz.
Currently, SHIRT is living abroad in Europe where he is completing a Master’s in Fine Arts degree. Although he is a high school dropout with only a GED and no undergraduate degree, SHIRT was accepted based on his impressive portfolio of music and multi-medium art. Stay close as SHIRT continues.