RAS SHORTY I--PIONEER OF SOCA. In 1970 Garfield Blackman began writing calypsoes for other young calypsonians like "MAESTRO" and "BARON". Sweet Music, Endless Vibrations, Om Shanti, and Money Eh No Problem were masterpieces. Om Shanti caused such an uproar in Trinidad that it became very controversial. Shorty also known as "the Love Man" changed his name to Ras Shorty I . He had become disenchanted with the image and music he created, saying that soca was being used for the wrong reasons.