too Short (born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966) is an American rapper and record producer. He is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop, and his music often deals with themes of life as observed by him~ He has released over 20 albums and mixtapes, and his most popular songs include "Blow the Whistle", "The Ghetto", and "Gettin' It (Crunk Ain't Dead)".
Too Short was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Oakland. He began recording music in the early 1980s, and released his debut album, Don't Stop Rappin', in 1983. The album was a local success, and Too Short quickly gained a reputation as one of the most popular rappers in the Bay Area.
In 1987, Too Short signed with Jive Records, and his fourth album, Born to Mack, was released nationally. The album was a major success, and Too Short became a household name. He continued to release successful albums throughout the 1990s, and his music influenced a generation of rappers.
Too Short was also a successful businessman. He founded his own record label, Dangerous Music, and he also owned a number of nightclubs and strip clubs. He was known for his flamboyant lifestyle, and he was often seen driving expensive cars and wearing flashy jewelry.
In recent years, Too Short has mellowed out a bit. He has spoken out against violence and drug abuse, and he has also become a mentor to young rappers. He is still a major force in the hip hop industry, and he continues to release new music.
One day, Too Short was driving through Oakland when he saw a young boy standing on the corner. The boy was wearing dirty clothes and he looked hungry and homeless. Too Short pulled over and got out of his car. He talked to the boy and learned that his name was Malik and that he had run away from home. Too Short took Malik back to his house and gave him food and a place to stay.
Too Short became a father figure to Malik. He taught him how to rap and how to survive on the streets. Malik was a quick learner, and he soon became a talented rapper. Too Short helped Malik to get a record deal, and Malik went on to become a successful rapper in his own right.
Too Short is proud of what he has done for Malik. He knows that he has helped to change the boy's life for the better.
Too Short is also proud of the impact he has had on the hip hop industry. He knows that he has helped to shape the sound of West Coast hip hop, and he is committed to continuing to make music that his fans will love.
Too Short has remained active in the music industry, and he released his latest album, Sincerely, Too $hort, in 2022. He is also a member of the Mount Westmore supergroup, alongside E-40, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg.
Too Short is a controversial figure, but he is also one of the most important and influential rappers of all time. His music has helped to shape the sound of West Coast hip hop, and he continues to be a major force in the industry.