Nobody represents longevity better than Oakland, California icon Too $hort. After almost four-plus decades of releasing multiple classic albums, featuring a catalog spanning longer than most rapper’s careers, there seems to be no end in sight for the godfather of bay area hip-hop.
Starting his career with 1983’s Don’t Stop Rappin’, Too Short built his legendary career with indelible songs like “The Ghetto,” “Blow the Whistle,” “Freaky Tales”, “I’m a Player,” “Gettin’ It”, “Life Is…Too Short” and more. Between 1989 and 1996, Short released six platinum albums.
Too Short continues to dominate the music scene with his latest release Ain’t Gone Do It, while also spearheading the upcoming West Coast supergroup Mt. Westmore, along with E-40, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube.
Shortdog is proving that hip-hop really has no age limit.
Happy Birthday, Too Short!
Enjoy this Too Short classic song, “I’m A Player” (produced by The Dangerous Crew) below: