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Oakland CA
About Me
"1st to 5th" released on MUSICTHATPAYS.COM coming soon!
Available now are "The Network In Neighborhoods Everywhere" Vol. 1 & 2. Also the recent, Volume 3, of GuttaChild Records, developed by legendary producer Freejack! Which N.I.N.E. album will you be on? In the meantime take a ride from "1st to 5th"!!!

I have worked with artist/producer such as Milkman and artist/producer IStevie, to base player Dr. Illenstein from the Parliament/Funkadelic network and more.


From the the East, over Oceans and Seas..... Peace!!!

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Sing, Rap, Act, Professional
DJ's - Drop your biggest projects and site URLs
Favorite 50 Cent song
I love to sell crack I love to stay strapt I love my 2 gats
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Too much to type!
Music Distribution Inc - Get paid to listen to music!

Born and raised in Oakland California, Marquette Hudson started playing instruments at an early age. After listening to music from Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow, Shiftkit started writing his first rhyme at the age of 8 calling himself Kette. Shortly after, he was in school battle rapping with others making a name for himself. By the age of 14 he already had a style that was respected by friends and family. That respect had a friend introduce him to a DJ that worked with many others from different cities. One of the DJs that were around took note of Shiftkit and started focusing on his songs.

In 1992 Shiftkit teamed up with Mac Ted and formed the duo T.K.O. (Ted & Kette form Oakland) with their EP titled “Lets Get Ready To Rumble” on E&T Records. Performing throughout Northern California, the duo was cut short due to Shiftkit's run in with the law. However in 1995 the former T.R.U member Milk Man, took on Shiftkit as one of his members of “Da Goonz”, then releasing his EP titled “Reminisce” on Major Muzik Records.

It would be a DJ from Shiftkit’s younger days that guided him for the spotlight. DJ Igor Beatz who in 1990 created Bottom of tha Bassment Productions started recording Shiftkit first album in 1996. But the law put a constant hold on his career.

In 2001 Shiftkit completed his first album titled “You Aint Gotta Like It” with catchy songs like “Sunshine”, “Yo Potna”, “Supacaliforniaphatt”, and the hit “We Ride”. But things took a turn with long time friend Igor Beatz due to misunderstandings .

Still pushing “You Aint Gotta Like It”, Shiftkit stared his own marketing company for underground artist called Equaknox Entertainment. Working with artist like Snatcha and the prominent artist Dr. Illenstein , Shiftkit puts his time and effort into working on his up coming album titled “Automatic” which is due to hit the streets in June of 2010.

Being the one and only of his kind, Shiftkit’s contribute to music has not yet been fully reached, but for the listeners who already know of the talented artist, can confirm that the 38 year old rapper still has what most artist are trying to get. Skills!!!!

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R.I.P. Brother Star, of The Brand Nubians!

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 12:05am 0 Comments

From the the East, over Oceans and South Africa!!! Peace!!!!

"The Shiftkit Show"

R.I.P. Brother Star, of The Brand Nubians!

Thank you Freejack........for the opportunity to elevate the minds of those sleep!!!!!

http://shiftkit510.podomatic. com/entry/2013-04-01T01_54_16- 07_00

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At 4:38pm on June 28, 2011, Nightime said…
aye shiftkit give me a call !
At 10:43am on May 30, 2010, K.Stone said…
Please come check out the "Southern Connect Mix" on my page and tell me what do you think? Appreciate it!!!!!!! You got to have a Southern Connect, LET'S GET THIS MONEY!!!!
At 9:00am on April 13, 2010, BEATMASTER (Producer) said…
your flow is TIGHT! nice work.
At 4:32pm on February 5, 2010, checkurhead said…
you kinda remind me of 2pac your songs are sick.

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