In the mid-90s, as Too Short was planning his retirement, he put together two final albums with Cocktails and Gettin’ It (Album Number Ten) to bid farewell to his fans. Sandwiched in-between those platinum classics Too Short dropped a compilation featuring his crew of producers and artists, known famously as the Dangerous Crew. The Don’t Try This at Home compilation, released via Jive Records / Dangerous Music in 1995, was produced by Short’s multi-platinum production team of Shorty B, Ant Banks, and Pee-Wee, along with the late L.A. Dre, Terry T, and J-Dubb. The album featured tracks with Goldy, Father Dom, MC Breed, Erick Sermon of EPMD, Shortdog’s old-school partner Freddy B, Spice-1, and others, as it peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
One of the stand-out tracks on the project was a Shorty B-produced collaboration between Too Short and late Digital Underground founding member and frontman Shock G. The Dangerous Crew / Digital Underground collab was the first time the two Oakland icons came together on a record, and the result was “Funk Session”, which paired the west coast pioneers over a smooth, funk-inspired track to deliver a classically underrated masterpiece.
Check out “Funk Session” from Too Short and Shock G, produced by Shorty B below: