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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

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Happy birthday Too $hort
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No d
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This s**t is so funky!! Dangerous Crew 4 Life Biiiiitch ��East Oakland ��
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Kim
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First pimp I look up to. Pimp on.
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Now we talkin b**ches...1 of a kind musician...s t r a i g h t outta BURQUE....
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Freaky tales right.....fi r s t song an of course flat booty b**ches
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Don't Read This. You Will Be Kissed By The Love Of Your Life On The Nearest Friday. Tomorrow Will Be The Best Day Of Your Life. Now That You've Started This Don't Stop Or You Will Have Bad Luck. Post This On 15 Songs In The Next 143 Minutes. Press The Spacebar And Your Crushes Name Will Appear
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best gangster rapper I heard
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N**gas be hating on $hort cuase they aint got no hoe's my n**ga's step yo pimp game up Mane.
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Yeah this EAST OAKLAND pimpin don't stop and this Gantsta Town,- Biz S**t won't quit.Much ,$hort Doggs in the house Biiiitch!!! TOWN BIZ 4 Life
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This my Dude...Love him to the moon and back.....
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RIP THE JACKA
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Tip that p**sy
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Lend my brother a hand, cause I know I can!!
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the check by the love of your life now that you have read this, don't stop. If you ignore it you will have bad luck. Post this on fifteen other songs in 143. When your done, press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on your screen.
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No skinny leg jeans or baggy pants just gangster s**t
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Don't fight the feeling
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A-TOWN CLASSIC!!it was made n atlanta!!!
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Ayyyyyyyyy
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Edit,CODE and then Live in IT!!
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Make..... Real Be Able, B label yours never been more before.. Free FOurE A R C see define your time and money ME,real MONEY E,cash on tree B.E.T sext this B RC BE remote controlled center piece in tha middle, another riddle. Never gonna fold we don't bluff,WRITE. . . . . . R Aigjt
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Too short is the S**t. ...! His first album beats was so hard and the tracks was so long . u just had to bump it in the whip. !!! Too cool as shorty the pimp.
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Much love from the 323 for the best in the game ! Always Keeps my car bumpin
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Too Short...A tru pioneer of music....not like those fake a** biatches from the east coast....
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Keepin it a 100! Too Short is about some bad A** jams!!!
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Cool
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GARDENA XIII
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anrmitchell1 go f**k yourself.
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest friday by true love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of ur life don't stop this is freaky but if u read and ignore it u will get bad luck put this on 15songs in 143 minutes when u r done press the space bar and ur crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen this is creepy
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Oak Town Pimpin Fo Sho & Some Mo. Tell um SHORT!
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This n**ga too short stay keepin my car bumpin
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That REAL s**t will always bang unlike a lot of today's music.
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Cut em DoWn
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A1 from Day1...
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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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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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