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Todd Anthony Shaw, known to the rap community as Too Short, was born on April 28, 1966, in Los Angeles. His penchant for producing and recording hip-hop and rap music began in high school when he produced songs with his friend Freddy B. In 1985, Too Short... ... read more

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Too Short

Todd Anthony Shaw, known to the rap community as Too Short, was born on April 28, 1966, in Los Angeles. His penchant for producing and recording hip-hop and rap music began in high school when he produced songs with his friend Freddy B. In 1985, Too Short and Freddy B. established Dangerous Music, an independent label used to distribute his music and that of others in the collective The Dangerous Crew.

Throughout the years, Dangerous Music changed names to Short Records and finally to Up All Nite Records, as it is known today. Through Up All Nite Records, Too Short released his first studio album, Born to Mack, in 1987, which was re-released by Jive Records in 1987. Since his first album, Too Short has produced fifteen more albums, all of which have charted on the Billboard 200. Too Short’s best work is still in his 1990s albums, evident by his nomination for Favorite Artist - Rap/Hip-Hop at the American Music Awards in 1990. Look for Too Short tour dates coming up soon!

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Skylar H. Aug 20, 2013
I acknowledge that Too Short is a legend, but his music exemplifies a lot of the things I dislike about west coast hip-hop, or at least what it developed to by the mid-90s in contrast to the harder east coast styles. This is ironic considering I'm a lifelong California resident, but I have never been able to get into Too Short and his music. To me, a lot of west coast gangsta rap represents a dumbed-down side of rap music... slower rapping almost devoid of flow and downgraded to just speaking lines, synthetic and borderline cheesy beats made with a synthesizer. Again, this wasn't a trend exclusive to Too Short, but as a major figure in Cali rap, he's a major representative of the styles that to me just pale in comparison to what the east coast was doing. Respect due for pioneering west coast rap (and hip-hop in general), but won't have any Too Short albums playing in my stereo anytime soon, I'd just get bored.

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