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Dictionary Definition

shifty adj : characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes" [syn: devious] [also: shiftiest, shiftier]

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English

Adjective

  1. Having the appearance of someone dishonest, criminal or unreliable; such as someone with shifty eyes.
    He was a shifty character in a seedy bar and I checked my wallet was still there after talking to him.
  2. Subject to frequent changes in direction.

Translations

Having the appearance of someone dishonest, criminal or unreliable
Subject to frequent changes in direction

Extensive Definition

Shifty Shellshock is the pseudonym for Seth Brooks Binzer (born August 23, 1974), a co-founder/front man of Crazy Town.

Life

Binzer was born in Los Angeles to Leslie Brooks and Rollin Binzer. His father was an artist and filmmaker who did album covers and directed "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones" a 1972 Rolling Stones performance film.
His family moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts during his childhood, then back to Los Angeles when he was 12. Binzer began writing rhymes and then later rapping. During adolescence, he immersed himself in the West Coast hip hop scene ending up becoming at just 15 a member of late 80's/early 90's hip-hop outfit, The Whooliganz. He became a graffiti artist around Los Angeles with Westwood Village and Hollywood among his targets.
Later he joined Crazy Town as vocalist/lyricist/producer with the band achieving a big international chart-topping success with the single "Butterfly" that reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
After Crazy Town disbanded, Shifty went solo and launched the album "Happy Love Sick" with collaborations with TC and Paul Oakenfold.

Album

Happy Love Sick (2004)

Filmography

Binzer has appeared in two films, one was "Clifford" in 1994 and the other was a short film called "Willowbee" released in 2004 starring Amy Smart.

Trivia

Shellshock appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew for addiction to crack-cocaine and vicodin. He has a son, Halo and a wife named Melissa. He relapsed 12 days before the reunion.
He got his first tatoo when he was 18 of a marijuana leaf on his left arm.
He still keeps in touch with Bret "Epic" Mazur from Crazytown.
He used to date Angie Everhart.

External links

shifty in German: Shifty Shellshock

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