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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, Rovi
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Wow. . These idiots can't tell the different between easy e and too short! Too short never died from aids! Easy did!
Short Dawg plays in my House. And when I'm listening... So is the whole block!
Shortstop
wow he has the exact same birthday as my dad. same day, month and year.. crazy
Short dog b**ch
arthurlopez3 3
Grew up listening to Too Short ,he's a bomb a** rapper
im 17 and i go around bumpin too short! TOO $HORT!!!
Love too short !!!! Classix
Lol... ;)
I gotta little story bout a NASTY Freak ...
B**ch !!!! I'm too Short!!!!LMA O
Too $hort an O.G. follow 4 a follow
rcroseking
@tinleylove
Bite yo muthafuckin tongue B**ch...Too $hort is Not dead...u have him confused...o b v i o u s l y . . . w i t Easy E!!! Get yo artist straight!!!
mr.emory572
Like Short said I was kick it wit my n**ga from Cleveland sittin talking about we ain't leaving B**ch Short you know the Cleveland got nothing playa luv my n**ga
margobremere l i z a b e t h
Sounds like eazy e..
Garciajane76 5 is looking hella fine...and has great taste in music? I gotta holla....If u read this let me know so I can slide u my number and we can kick it if ur in the LA area. Get at a true gentleman, Mateo from Pasadena
Life is....was just a plain tape with some bad a** flows that was made for chillin..... I miss those jamz.
jamesfairles s
GET IN WHERE YOU FIT IN is one of my all time favorite albums! And I have a LOT of cds!! I'm still old skool. Long time fan. ALMOST got to see him live YEARS back. Had tickets but show was canceled. Fail !
KEEP DOING YA THING TOO $HORT ....! MUCH♥ YO WATTS N**GA'S
i have been a Too Short fan since 1989. Finally got to see him when he played here in Yakima in December 2013. I really enjoyed that show. Too Short is a living legend.
This dude is the s**t
I WAS 14 WHEN I FIRST HEARD FREAKY TALES NOW IM 41 AND I STILL BUMP THAT OG CRAZY PIMP S**T... BEEEEYOTCH
Been listening to this Pimp Sice his cd with invasion of the flat booty bitchies
Life's Too Short not to be a pimp
Bringing back dat old skhool s**t
yea
U cant git no harder then short..str8 up no chaser.
I idolised him as a kid....my senior year high school in Samoa I did my own censored version of I'm a player for poetry n got a A-.....BIOTC H ! ! ! !
This my one !
B**CH that's my fav word too
Killa cali Westside in the house
pour ms ws ms 13 bos
His song never get old..play his s**t for life!
Short the sh*t
I'm 36 and still can't stop playing his music. That was music back in the days.
Stay real my ninja ! West side all the way! Que vole
Too $hort always talking bout hoes he f**ked. He get all deep like she shallow my c*m, I ate her a**, she lick my balls and finger f**ked me. Like I'm surprise he ain't dead yet.
boy bout nasty af
The best damn rapper in the yay area, holla at a playa
Some real Bay Shiz!
The best rapper ever
8
It sucks.
He obviously macked on too many b**ches died of HIV
GET IN WEWR YOU FIT IN B**CH KEEP IT PIMPN OG

What's his favourite word B**ch
Short thoo
Remember in the Bay Area everyone had to have a tape of short songs, let me dub it man....u member
He still gooooooo ..........ye e e e e e e e e e
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