Seth Brooks Binzer is an American music artist who is also known by his stage name Shifty Shellshock. He is popular in the world for being the frontman of the band Crazy Town, which he founded along with Epic Mazur.
Shifty Shellshock's early life
Shifty Shellshock was born as Seth Brooks Binzer on August 23, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to Rollin Binze, award-winning art director, designer, artist and filmmaker, who, among other things, produced and directed the feature film, Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.
He was raised in California and he also spent part of his childhood in Marblehead, Massachusetts. There is no information about Shifty Shellshock's educational background.
Since his childhood, Shifty Shellshock was addicted to music. He had a love for a wide genre of bands, such as The Cure, Cypress Hill, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, and John Cougar Mellencamp and his co-writer, M.J.Ludowise.
Shifty Shellshock's career
He discovered his own personal style of music and began to record albums of his own with the Beastie Boys serving as his main inspiration. In 1992, Shifty Shellshock met his fellow Crazy Town front-man, Bret Mazur. They began working together under the name The Brimstone Sluggers.
In 1999, this fellow mated formed the group called the Crazy Town. In 2000, they were signed to tour with Ozzfest. However, they were forced to withdraw after only two weeks when Shifty Shellshock was arrested after he threw a chair through a window while he was drunk.
Shifty Shellshock's personal life
Shifty Shellshock is a married man. He married Melissa Clark in 2002. They have one child together, a son named Halo. However, his relationship with her didn't last that long.
In 2011, his wife, Melissa filed for divorce, stating irreconcilable differences. During the marriage, Shifty Shellshock was also involved in extramarital affairs.
He dated Jasmine Lennard in 2010. They announced their engagement in 2012 but separated shortly after following Shifty Shellshock's arrest and subsequent charges for battery on another female and drug possession. This couple also has a son named Phoenix.
After his split with Jasmine, Shifty Shellshock married Ashiko Westguard, a Canadian model. The relationship lasted for two years an the couple called quits in the year 2016.
Shifty Shellshock's net worth
Rapper Shifty Shellshock has made most of his money from the sales of his record albums. Also, he has acted in a few films which have good earnings in the box office.
The sales of the album The Gift of Game (1999), with the band Crazy Town was $2,280,000. Shifty Shellshock's second album Darkhorse, sold about 28,000 units and had earnings of $36,000.
Shifty Shellshock has also collaborated with Paul Oakenfold, in his album Bunkka which had earnings of $1,300,000.
Despite being the best selling artist of the past, Shifty Shellshock now has a very low net worth of $10,000.