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Too Short

Born in Los Angeles, but an Oakland resident by the age of 14, Too Short was the first West Coast rap star, recording three albums on his own before he made his major-label debut with 1988's gold album Born to Mack; his next four all went platinum. Anticipating much of the later gangsta phenomenon, he restricted his lyrical themes to tales of sexual prowess and physical violence, with the occasional social message track to mix things up. After the release of Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) in 1996, Too Short decided to retire, his status assured as one of the most successful solo rappers of the 1980s and early '90s, although that decision would prove short-lived.

Born Todd Shaw on April 28, 1966, Too Short grew up in L.A.'s South Central; soon after his family moved to Oakland in the early '80s, he began selling tapes out of the back of his car. Signed to the local label 75 Girls, in 1983 he released his first proper album, Don't Stop Rappin'. Three albums followed in the next two years, after which Too Short formed his own Dangerous Music label with friend Freddy B. He recorded Born to Mack in 1986, and sold more than 50,000 copies just by riding around the region. New York's Jive Records picked up on the buzz from across the country, and provided a national deal for the album one year later. With virtually no radio airplay, Born to Mack went gold and its follow-up, Life Is...Too Short, achieved platinum sales by 1989.

The immense success of Too Short during 1988-1989 made him much more viable for radio airplay, and "The Ghetto" -- from 1990's Short Dog's in the House -- made number 12 on the R&B charts, even enjoying a brief stay just outside the pop Top 40. He continued his hit track record with 1992's Shorty the Pimp and 1993's Get in Where You Fit In, both of which went platinum. By the time of 1995's Cocktails, however, Too Short began to be drowned out by a glut of similar-sounding West Coasters, and though Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) became his fifth platinum album, by late 1996 he decided to retire. Just three years later, however, he returned with the aptly titled Can't Stay Away, which debuted in the Top Ten and went gold. A series of follow-ups surfaced subsequently. In 2006 his high-profile album Blow the Whistle arrived with producers Jazze Pha and Lil Jon contributing. ~ John Bush
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Get Off The Stage (Explicit)

1. Get Off The Stage

2. Broke B**ch

3. This My One

4. Shittin' On 'em

5. F.U.C.K.Y.O.U.

6. Gangsters & Strippers

7. Dum Ditty Dum

8. Pull Them Panties Down

9. I Like It

10. It Ain't Over

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Track List: Mack Of The Centurytoo $Horts Greatest Hits (Explicit)

1. Freaky Tales

2. Dope Fiend Beat

3. Life Is...Too Short

4. I Ain't Trippin'

5. Short But Funky

6. The Ghetto

7. I'm A Player

9. In The Trunk

10. Burn Rubber

11. Cocktales

12. Gettin' It

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Track List: Blow The Whistle (Explicit)

1. Call Her A B**ch

2. Blow The Whistle

3. Burn Rubber Pt. 2

5. Pimpin' Forever

7. Strip Down

8. Nothing Feels Better

9. Sophisticated

10. Playa

15. It's Time To Go

16. Shake It Baby

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Track List: Married To The Game (Explicit)

1. Choosin' (feat. Jagged Edge & Jazze Pha)

2. What She Gonna Do?

3. That's How It Goes Down (feat. Oobie)

5. Shake That Monkey (feat. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz)

6. Burn Rubber

7. Hey Let's Go (feat. Devin The Dude & Cutty Cartel)

8. Pimpandho.com

9. Hobo Hoeing

10. Get It

11. Married To The Game

12. California Girls

13. What's A Pimp?

14. Don't Act Like That

15. Short Short

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Track List: It's About Time (Explicit)

Disc 1

1. Invasion Of The Flat Bootie Bs.

2. She's A B.

3. B. Sucks Dick

4. BJ Betty

5. Short Side

6. Playboy Short

7. From Here To New York

8. Girl (That's Your Life)

9. Coke Dealers

Disc 2

1. Female Funk

2. Oakland, California

3. Don't Stop Rappin'

4. Shortrapp

5. Wild Wild West

6. Every Time

7. Dance (Don't Geek)

8. Don't Ever Stop

9. Players

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Track List: What's My Favorite Word (Explicit)

1. Triple X

2. Get That Cheese

3. That's Right

4. The Old Fashioned Way

5. Quit Hatin' Pt. 1

6. Quit Hatin' Pt. 2

7. Lollypops

8. Female Players

9. Cali-O

10. Pimp Life

11. Call It Gangster

12. Set Up

13. She Loves Her

14. The Movie

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Track List: You Nasty (Explicit)

1. Anything Is Possible

2. You Nasty

3. Pimp S**t

4. Just Like Dope

5. Call Me Daddy

6. Recognize Game

7. She Know

8. 2 B**ches

9. All The Time

10. Where They At?

11. Don't Hate The Player

12. Be My Dirty Love

13. Nation Riders Anthem

14. Old School

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Track List: Can't Stay Away (Explicit)

1. Can't Stay Away

2. Ain't No B**ches

3. Don't Stop Rappin'

4. Here We Go (Jermaine Dupri Remix)

5. More Freaky Tales

6. You Might Get G'eed

7. Good Life

8. Longevity

9. How Does It Feel

10. What Happened To The Groupies

11. Invasion Of The Flat Booty B**ches

12. Can't Stay Away (Outro)

13. It's About That Money

14. Nation Riders

15. G-2000

16. Don't Trust Her

17. In The Studio

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Track List: Gettin' It (Explicit)

1. Gettin' It

2. Survivin' The Game

3. That's Why

4. Bad Ways

5. F**k My Car

6. Take My B**ch

8. Pimp Me

9. Baby D

10. Nasty Rhymes

12. I Must Confess

13. So Watcha Sayin'

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Track List: Cocktails

1. Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin'

2. Cocktales

3. Can I Get A -----

4. Coming Up $hort

5. Thangs Change

6. Paystyle

7. Giving Up The Funk

8. Top Down

9. We Do This

10. Game

11. Sample The Funk

12. Don't ---- For Free

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Track List: Get In Where You Fit In (Explicit)

1. Don't Fight The Intro

2. I'm A Player

3. Just Another Day

4. Gotta Get Some Lovin'

5. Money In The Ghetto

6. Bl**job Betty

10. Playboy Short

11. Way Too Real

12. It's All Good

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Track List: Shorty The Pimp

1. Intro: Shorty The Pimp

2. In The Trunk

3. I Ain't Nothin' But A Dog

4. Hoes

5. No Love From Oakland

6. I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)

7. Hoochie

8. Step Daddy

9. It Don't Stop

10. So You Want To Be A Gangster

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Track List: Short Dog's In The House

1. Short Dog's In The House

2. It's Your Life

3. The Ghetto

4. Short But Funky

5. In The Oaktown

6. Dead Or Alive

7. Punk B**ch

10. Pimpology

11. Paula & Janet

12. Rap Like Me

13. The Ghetto (Reprise)

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Track List: Born To Mack

1. Party Time

2. Mack Attack

3. Play Boy Short

4. You Know What I Mean

5. Freaky Tales

6. Dope Fiend Beat

7. Little Girl

8. The Universal Mix

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Track List: Life Is...Too Short (Explicit)

1. Life Is...Too Short

2. Rhymes

3. I Ain't Trippin'

4. Nobody Does It Better

5. Oakland

6. Don't Fight The Feeling

7. Cusswords

8. City Of Dope

9. Pimp The Ho

10. Bonus Track

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Track List: 19,999

1. 19,999

2. I'm Trippin (Feat. Mistah F.A.B. & The Hoodstarz)

3. Booty Tricks (Feat. Reject Bounce & Extindo Gang)

4. On The Weekend (Feat. V. Bozeman, Holiday & Reign & Reject)

5. Latina Love

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Track List: 19,999 (Single)

1. 19,999

Comments

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There's nothing like pimpin just don't quite. Money over bullshit... Know about it
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These are the tales too short bumps in All the low lows mayn
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Bl**job betty
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donnie.zehnd e r 1 9 7 7
I need that head word
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That's right no little finger in the booty a** b**ch on that's station
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Don't fight the feeling
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no gay fish here just old school rapers with class n style
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Hay Conway here is
a real musician
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What u call good music... good ol skool days kick backs, fuckkk take me back
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Wurd
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I Learned something from this song
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Grew up on this Mac s**t , much love from the 650
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Too short is A1
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lenam6150
NoThn can compare to our generation of hip hop.....
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lenam6150
Very good performer too!!!
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One of my favorite.
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Too Short brings back Memories one of the best!
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Love Too Short !! He keeps it real and tells it like he sees it
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Hell yeah couldn't pass the comment page. Im on ! U making me Freaky everytime I hear ya since I was 13. Lol.You HaVE A UNIQUE STYLE OF RAPPN. CAN'T BE MOCKED BOO. U ROLLING PHAT IN UR ON LANE. WE DIFFERENT NO NEED TO HATE ON US . SWEETS. .. MUCH LOVE ALLWAYS A TRIPLE CLASSIC TOOOO ME. $$$ M.O.B. LETS GET PAID. $$$$ GET LAID NAW $$$ PIMP STATUS! !!!=2016.. MS. QUE-T-PIE ...T-TOWN... . .
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Da numba one maccccc daddy
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lauragarza20 1 0
Keep it pimpin partner
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My #1 vatO! Nothing but real talK... all these new rappers will never ever stand close to this Mack Daddy������� M i s s Torres.❤
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I remember I use to bounce this a** up and down to the floor and shake that s**t until I couldn't nomo lol
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Legend
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Too Short don't get mentioned enough as an original pioneer of Hip Hop no matter what coast. But that's one fool that Always holla WEST COAST! Nothin but the up most RESPECT FA SIR TOO SHORT. ONE LOVE FROM EAST PALO ALTO.
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My first rap song freaky tails number one
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This music is Tupac's "Ratha be ya N.I.G.G.A." With different instruments and slowed down. Everything is
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Too Short is the s**t
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TOO SHORT WITH THEM CLASSICS
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ihatehackers 1 2 2 1 3
Short dog is the s**t
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Luv thatguy
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Too $hort Is Dope. One of my Favorites
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Go too short this my song
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Ol skool pimpin never simpin Cadillac whippin California Hustlin in gats we bust and hoes we cant trust......
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too shorts da s**t
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Abraham Lincoln died freed the slaves so they put him on the from of the 5!!!!
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We sell weed strains like white widow,
Og kush,sour diesel,grand d a d d y purps,
afghan kush and Cannabis oil .
Help in pain relief and cancer.
Also got Actavis Cough Syrup and pills .
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Doing good bad sad it'd be great if you want me don't stop stop being sad I'm bad like it's old milk man its me me me sheriff locked up me stacked money feds 100 10 5 20 man forget it dude its not if you can't tell me s**t, but that's what happen when his knee taped my back locked cuffs and bills rapped deal Rade d my rap house lots of rats but never heard from my money back sheriff lost, my s**t and day before x Mas but free to use back to the street from nothing back to rich b**ch 99 north mo
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sheinzswu
Been pumping Too Short since 75 Girls Production. The real OG freaky tales wizard. WORD!
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hit me up dankoteali
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Fuk all em hos
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f**k her right in the p**sy
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I'm Trippin this song slap tho
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Aayyeeeeeeee e this song tho ~ ♥ Too Short ~ ♥
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LIFE IS TOO $HORT!!!!
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Haha
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Bork to Mack is a classic, 1989!
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1987 too short baby!
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Invasion of the flat booty b**ches!
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