Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Too $hort’s “Life Is…Too Short” (1988)
ARTIST: Too $hort | Interview TITLE: “Life Is…Too Short” ALBUM: Life Is…Too Short (1988) BUY: Amazon | iTunes WATCH/LISTEN: “Life Is...Too Short” appears on Too $hort’s 1988 album of the same name Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Too $hort’s “Life Is…Too Short” (1988) Too $hort
INTERVIEW: Trailblazing Hip-Hop Legend Too $hort Explores the Keys to Surviving the Game
a microphone / I always let ‘em know that the town is home – Too $hort, “Survivin’ the Game” from across. It was more swaggin’ it than trying to be competitive.” There is a method to Too $hort’s fast Longevity in the rap game has proven elusive for many an emcee, but Too $hort is one of the select few still going strong 30+ years into his career. everybody laughed.” EXPLORE Too $hort’s discography via Amazon | iTunes PRE-ORDER Too $hort's The Pimp Tape via Amazon | iTunes really good, funky music,” Too $hort confides as he rests comfortably in the green room at A3C Festival INTERVIEW: Trailblazing Hip-Hop Legend Too $hort Explores the Keys to Surviving the Game Too $hort Gettin’ It (Album Number Ten) (1996) Expect to hear nothing but real game whenever Too $hort opens
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 years of Too $hort’s ‘Born to Mack’ (1987)
Happy 30th Anniversary to Too $hort’s Born to Mack, originally released July 20, 1987. Todd “Too word “bitch,” Bay Area hip-hop remains filled with the creative offspring of Too $hort. Released 30 years ago, Born to Mack is essentially the beginning of the Too $hort legend. It’s his fourth album label didn’t have major distribution, so Too $hort sold copies of his albums out of the trunk of know it. Too $hort was born in Los Angeles and moved to the Bay Area in the early ’80s. With the help TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 years of Too $hort’s ‘Born to Mack’ (1987) Too $hort
Happy Birthday to Todd “Too $hort” Shaw, Born April 28, 1966
' It (Album Number Ten) in 1996, Too $hort decided to retire, his status assured as one of the most Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Too $hort’s musical legacy and share your personal . Born Todd Shaw on April 28, 1966, Too $hort grew up in L.A.'s South Central; soon after his family Happy Birthday to Todd “Too $hort” Shaw, Born April 28, 1966 followed in the next two years, after which Too $hort formed his own Dangerous Music label with memories of him with us in the comments below! Read our interview with Too $hort here. Born: April 28 Please join the Albumism team in celebrating Too $hort’s musical legacy and share your personal memories of him with us. Too $hort
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of the ‘Juice’ Soundtrack
-$hort-sound-alike Pooh-Man’s “Sex, Money & Murder” is rendered superfluous once Too $hort himself Bazerk’s “What Could Be Better Bitch.” Despite its dizzying heights, the soundtrack isn’t flawless. Too
Happy Birthday to Joe, Born July 5, 1973
Sexy (2011) featured four productions from Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander. Fantasia and Too $hort made
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Del the Funky Homosapien’s ‘I Wish My Brother George Was Here’
sounded like a combination of Too $hort and N.W.A (due to the Bay’s proximity to Los Angeles), releasing Bay Area are ostensibly the children of the original Oakland hip-hop legend Todd “Too $hort” Shaw graduated to trendsetter and onward to elder statesman. Much like Too $hort, the Bay Area, and even the
The ‘Menace II Society’ Soundtrack Turns 25 | An Anniversary Retrospective
through the violence associated with selling crack. “Only the Strong Survive” by Bay Area godfather Too $hort explores similar themes. Over piercing keys and understated guitar licks, he details the
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Mase’s Debut Album ‘Harlem World’
conversational style of game-spitting that was similar to the West Coast icon Too $hort, rap fans now had the
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’
“Notorious Thugs,” and slowed his cadence to trade bars with Bay Area legend Too $hort over “The World
Big Pun’s Debut Album ‘Capital Punishment’ Turns 20 | An Anniversary Retrospective
with the sexy sequel told in the tradition of Too $hort’s “Freaky Tales” released a decade earlier
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Nine ‘90s Soundtracks That Still Sound Superb Today
Era, including Eric B. & Rakim (“Juice (Know the Ledge)”), Big Daddy Kane (“Nuff Respect”), Too $hort (“So You Want to be a Gangster”), Naughty by Nature (“Uptown Anthem”), and the aforementioned
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of JAY-Z’s ‘In My Lifetime, Vol. 1’
back song that features a pair of guest verses from Bay Area legend Too $hort. “Where I’m From” is one
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Redman’s Debut Album ‘Whut? Thee Album’
-based artists like N.W.A, Digital Underground, and Too $hort were known for sampling the works of
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