Krystal Baez, professionally known as “Shorty Wop” has been working the turntables since the age of 12, priding herself in being a student of her craft. Brooklyn born and raised, Shorty Wop admired other dj’s such as Jazzy Joyce, Cocoa Chanel, Beverly Bond, Premier, Kid Capri and Grand Wizard Theodore. She would mix the same 4 records until she eventually got a job in a record store in New Jersey and expanded her vinyl collection.
“I just have a passion for good music,” she says when asked what motivated her to become a dj.
Her ambition led her to the The Scratch DJ Academy [NYC], where she completed an “Advanced Scratching Techniques” course and made numerous valuable contacts.
Shorty Wop has performed at some of the finest retail stores in the country including Bloomingdale’s and Guess, as well as such designer sneaker boutiques as Ubiq in Philadelphia. She has provided the soundtrack for many top-tier sneaker companies such as Vans, Puma and Converse, to name a few.
In addition to her involvement in the fashion industry, Shorty Wop has also rocked the clubs and scratched records alongside some of the most legendary producers and mix masters in the game, e.g. Pete Rock, Prince Paul, Don Cannon and many others.
If that isn’t enough, DJ Short Wop is one of Violator Management’s All Star DJs.
Shorty Wop is a personality, a performer and a brand; her mission is to deliver a versatile music selection without straying too far from the contemporary, to provide her clients with an overall, unforgettable experience.
♠ Cop the summer edition [current issue] of The Source Magazine and check DJ Shorty Wop’s mention on page 24.
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