From Fate: My name is Staphoh Shorter I go by Fate and I am an up and coming hip-hop artist (and I take the word artist to heart) from Landover, Md. I was born in Washington, DC on September 9, 1986 and I moved to Maryland when I was 7. My music style is influenced by 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Young Jeezy, T.I. to name a few. I plan on being a household name in the next two years.