Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Shorty the Pimp
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Christopher Ware | Fremont, CA United States | 06/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is, by far, Too Short's best album. The whole thing is full of his unique, laid back flow and Yay Area beats. IN THE TRUNK and I AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A DOG are the best songs, epitomizing Short's lifestyle. IN THE TRUNK has the funkiest beat, and the bass...you get submerged in it. The production on the whole album is tight and Short Dog lays it all out for the world to see: the Oaktown lifestyle. He's an Oakland Vet and wants everybody to know it. This is a no compromise album and one of the best in my collection."
The best album ever
shimul | Los Angeles | 01/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Short Dogg'z lyrics are funny as hell. A classic CD for the hip-hip fan. The bass and funk are best I've see on any album. BUY IT!"
A good introduction to Too $hort
Kane Mercer | Canberra Australia | 02/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've always been a fan of rap, and the first I heard of Too Short was on the soundtrack for "Juice" with the track "So you wanna be a gangsta", which appears on the Shorty the Pimp Album. After hearing this and "It's Your Life" on the Boyz in tha Hood Soundtrack, I figured I should invest in a full length Too Short release. Shorty the Pimp was my first purchase, and as a whole the album is very good.
Standouts on the album for me are "Step Daddy", "So you Wanna be a Gansta", "No Love From Oakland", "In the Trunk" and "Hoochies". I call these songs standouts as the beats are funky and match well with Too Short's shrewd intellegence.
There are no real weak songs on the album, as Too Short sticks to his game and raps about hoes, macking, and life on the streets - as if you didn't imply this from the title of the album! It's on this basis that you will listen to Too Short. He doesn't do like LL Cool J and sing about respect, and wining and dining, more like hitting a girl up for condom money before the date.
If you haven't heard any of Short's music - the easiest way to describe his style is laid back, with a heavy emphaisis on P-Funk - meaning laid back over some really funky beats! The samples on this site are a clear indication of how each track sounds!
This said the "Extra Dangerous Thanks" at the end of the album might p*ss you off. A lot of rappers back in the day were doing this, a 4-5 minute song listing everyone that helped them with the album, or who they respected, as opposed to throwing a few shout outs at the end of a song, or in a verse! It's not a real problem if you bought the CD - just skip it!
Anyway, I recommend buying it - some of it will make you laugh, some of it will make you think, but overall it is worth listening to!