Seth Binzer Biography
A native to California, Shifty was destined to be a performer and had a love of music since the day he was born. Shifty 's father, a well-known artist and filmmaker, directed the Rolling Stones' live movie Ladies and Gentlemen. With the passion for music that his father had bestowed upon him and his love for a wide genre of bands (such as The Cure, Cypress Hill, LL Cool J and others), Shifty began to discover his own personal style of music and started to record albums of his own with the infamous Beastie Boys serving as his inspiration.
Shifty later came together with trusted confidant and avid music lover, Bret "Epic" Mazur and formed what was then called The Brimstone Sluggers and made numerous contributions to other well-known hip-hop albums. After the two spent some time in a rehabilitation center, they formed a deeper bond through letters they wrote to one-another; this ultimately led to them starting their band Crazy Town. Seth served as the bands' frontman and lead singer of the rap/rock group that quickly became a sensation after their inception in 1998.
Crazy Town featured a full instrumental lineup along with rap vocalists which gave them a unique advantage in the industry. The band's debut album, The Gift of Game, was produced by close friend Josh Abraham and featured appearances by KRS-One, dancehall toastmaster Mad Lion and Dirty Unit.
"Butterfly" topped the Billboard top 100 and helped push the band's debut effort to world-wide double platinum status. Shifty's collaboration with Paul Okenfold on the album Bunka also produced the monster club hit "Starry Eyed Surprise."