Too $hort – Life Is…Too $hort, 2xLP, Blue Swirl, 2021 Reissue

Too $hort – Life Is…Too $hort, 2xLP, Blue Swirl, 2021 Reissue

A pioneer of hardcore rap music, one cant talk about the West Coast hip-hop scene without mentioning Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too $hort. A veteran of the genre, Too $hort’s discography is one filled with tracks about pimping, drug use, promiscuity, and unapologetically explicit language. (His 1985 record Don’t Stop Rappin is notoriously one of the first to use the word bitch on a track.) He’s released nearly 20 albums over the course of his 35-year career and collaborated with artists as varied as Jay-Z, UGK, 50 Cent, Lil Jon, he’s even been one of the few musicians to work with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., in the middle of their infamous feud. Too $horts works were largely a cult phenomenon during the early years of his career, but 1988’s Life Is… broke him into a mainstream audience, and gave him his most critically acclaimed release.

Release date: October 29th 2021


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