From learning instruments at a young age, to his desire to ‘prove the world’, Shawty opens up in this exclusive interview.

David, who lives in Seattle, Washington, has travelled around the country whilst growing up. The artist was originally born in San Jose, California.

In 3rd grade, David’s family moved to Lewiston, Idaho.

Regarding how the artist created their musical alias, David is a fan of the popular artist, Yung Lean.

“When I started making music, I was listening to a lot of Yung Lean, and he always said ‘shawty’ so I just put it with my first name,” says David Shawty.

David is his government name.

Initially, while at school, Shawty would record freestyles with his friend, via their iPhone. These freestyles would be uploaded to SoundCloud, and the links shared with their school friends.

Shawty continued to make music due to it becoming his newfound passion.

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Artist David Shawty incorporates experimental sounds to further push boundaries. Photo by David Shawty.