Ashley Stewart (born November 9, 1986), professionally known by her stage name Shawty 4'8” is a Jackson, Mississippi born rapper singer and song writer. She has gained public attention with the recent release of her first mixtape entitled The First 4'8”. This body of work has garnered critical acclaim due to the range of emotions being expressed from the female perspective. Shawty 4'8" is intent on being a voice that expresses the true thoughts and feelings of women and empowers the next generation. “Flexxin”, which is the single for this project, is generating buzz throughout the region and positioning her to further pursue her dreams.
Growing up she always knew that she wanted to be an entertainer in the music industry. She began singing between the ages of 6 and 7 in the church choir. Even at that age it thrilled her when she delivered a tune. Her dreams & feelings of excitement when performing have only grown over the years. At the age 16 she participated in her first freestyle battle with a close cousin and classmate. At that moment she knew she had the talent to rhyme even though she had never done it until then. From that moment on she began pursuing singing & rapping as a long term goal in life.
After graduating from Wingfield High School in 2005, her two children were born. She decided that in order to better their lives she had to follow her dream. In pursuit of her dream, she soon connected with her classmate Cordaro Foster aka Beezie who was forming a group called Blac’d Out Money Gang. When he recognized her talent he invited her to join the group. She accepted his invitation and they still maintain there working relationship to this day. In 2015, she joined the Smokehouse Entertainment family with the goal of improving as an artist and performer. Smokehouse Entertainment and Blac’d Out Mob collaborated to produce her first mixtape album called the First 4’8”. The concept behind the title of this project is her actual height. She stopped growing in middle school & has been 4’8” ever since.
In the future she plan to release music with or without a major label deal. Shawty states, “Music is my gateway and I can never give up on that. I am so thankful for all the supporters I have now & will gain in the future. I love them all!!”