Shawn"#9"Thornton started rapping about his lifes surroundings and circumstances growing up on the twenty one hundred side of west ballamore murderland this is how he found his stage in life to tell his story. Some do it for money or fame but not this young champ he loves the art of wordplay filet. His first shot at it came from the talent search at mondawmin mall which resulted in calls from Sony music amongst a few other majors but to no avail because of bad management. That changed the direction of the young"BabyBeast" a name he was given from his battle rap days from the way that he would slay opponents at five seasons, on the streets corners, school lunch rooms etc. He later joined a group named " Hot Sluggs" They performed at 92.Q's Ray Lewis's Summer Jam. This led to continuous airplay on 92Q and 88.9 FM along with a slew of local shows and performances. Soon after this calls from Execs,A&R's, and producers from the DMV area came in like clockwork then from coincidence and Family ties through his uncle Sconie he got in the ears of Andre' "Big Shorty Route 40" Coxson President/CEO of S.T.E. From this a partnership was formed. His musical ear and talents got him elected as" VP" of this label with deep roots in New Yiddy and California through the parent company out of New York Ilohiem Inc. Managed by Mogul Bert Padell and Multi-Platinum Producer Imsomie "Mahogany" Leeper. This opened the doors for the bar to be raised and stepped upon for projects at above ground, Quad,666 and power house studios in yonkers home of the ruff ryders. These recordings along with diligence and a strong focuse has led to connections at shadey 45 with dj radio along with accomplishing over two hundred shows from Cleveland to the Bay then Back again with ease... Word is The hip hop scene is ready for a new player in the game so up to bat is Nina Ross the album " The 9th Inning" is dropping on iTunes this summer so be ready for bases to be stolen with no vision of being caught out of bounds not even in sight! Keep your download finger cocked on the 9 and keep it there until that time~Peace.