"If you're a $hort fan, then you should know every album he's put out int he last 5 years isn't near as good as his albums when he was still reppin' the Oaktown and doin' it with the Dangerous Crew. Every albumin his last 5 years has been a 3 or 3.5 star album, and they are my least favorite of his 12 albums I own. This is no exception. What happened to the 7 minute long songs with some funky beats, not these played out boring down south beats from Lil Jon & Jazze Pha (who do 12 of the 16 songs on here). The other 4 aren't done by anyone special either (Maestro, Will I Am, Sonny B & Droop E). He still has his trademark Bi@tch and a slew of dirty songs but the feeling just ain't what it used to be in his golden days. Of the 16 sogns, 1 is almost a classic, about half are good, 3-5 I skip and 3-5 are ok. Guests are some big names, but the guests are on some of the worst songs on here. A good album for his die hard fans but get his earlier albums the'ytre all classics or near classics.
#1 - 8 (says his trademark alot) #2 - 9 (good song & beat annoying hook) #3 - 8.5 (nice beat) #4 - 7.5 (f/ Snoop Dogg & Will I Am) #5 - 8 (f/ Big Zak -- also on his "Pimpin INc." album) #6 - 6 (f/ Pimp C & rick Ross) #7 - 7 (f/ Jazze Pha) #8 - 8 (F/ Jazze Pha) #9 - 8 (f/ Jazze Pha) #10 - 8 (f/ Jazze Pha) #11 - 6 (f/ Bun B & Jazze Pha) #12 - 5.5 (f/ David Banner) #13 - 5.5 (f/ Kurupt & Daz Dillinger -- bad beat) #14 - 5 (f/ E-40, Dolla Will & Mr. FAB) #15 - 9.5 (tight beat -- best song on here) #16 - 6 (nice beat but not really a song)
Todd Shaw -- b. 4/29/66 -- b. Los Angeles, CA moved to Oakland, CA then to Atlanta, GA Check all my reviews"
Too Short Album 16
Dorrie Wheeler | 09/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bay area rap legend Too Short is back with his latest studio album Blow The Whistle. The rapper's 16th album was released by Short Records and Jive Records. The CD was executive produced by Too $hort and Lil Jon. The first single "Blow The Whistle" proved that $hort still has what it takes to make a hit. He is also featured on the Kelis single "Bossy." "Bossy" is featured on her album, not Too Short. Short enlisted A list artists to appear on his album. Guest artists on Blow The Whistle include Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, Pimp C, Rick Ross, Jazze Pha, Bun B, David Banner, Kurrupt, Daz, E-40, Dolla Will, and Mr. Fab.
Too Short can shine solo and this long time fan of "Shorty The Pimp," felt like all of the features weren't needed. Stand out tracks on the album include "Blow The Whistle," "Nothing Feels Better," and "Keep Bouncin' (Street)."
I still prefer his 90's stuff but I'm glad he is still in the game."
He didn't lie.
Def Squad Fan | PORTLAND, OR United States | 11/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Short said he was retiring after album number 10. He was right. Every album after that shows he did not care and was just going to mail it in from wherever he was vacationing during this long retirement. Hopefully he will come out of retirement and return to that Oakland sound. The bay needs him.
Listen to Albums 5,6,7,8, and 9 and compare it to this stuff and you will know what I'm talking about."
Too short keeps the pimp status
Ryan T. Funk | 09/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is classic Too Short. It was recorded in Atlanta, GA, and you can definitely hear it in the track production. Lil Jon and Jazzy Pha are the two main producers on this album. I wish Too Short would have expanded the list of producers, but still a very good album if you're a Too Short fan. My favorite track has to be "Baller" w/David Banner or "16 Hoes" w/Jazzy Pha and Bun B. All around great Too Short album."
THIS BLOWS THE WHISTLE ALRIGHT
_ | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/08/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big $hort fan but this cd can get pretty ugly. It had a nice single ("Blow The Whistle") and from that I assumed it was representing the product. Turns out that's basically the only good song on the album. It's not that I dislike Jazze Pha, he's worked with Too $hort in the past and they've made some great music, one that comes to mind is "Ain't No Bitc4es" back about 7 years ago. Jazze does however sound the same with a lot of the beats throughout this album and with him rapping and singing it only makes matters worse. A couple listenable songs are "Sophisticated" and "Playa". The other main producer, Lil Jon, happened to make every beat he's ever done over again on this album. I swear I've heard all those beats before, maybe I'm just crazy... I saw the tracklist with Daz and Kurupt and once I heard them and Too $hort rhyming very awfully over a recycled Lil Jon instrumental I knew the album was wrapped up. Anyway, Too $hort comes with some sloppy rhymes here and there but does show flashes of effort as well. It's obviously the worst album of his career, mainly because you can tell he wasn't TOO dedicated to this. It was received in a 50/50 way, lots of people who feel like I do and lots who just like to see old faces in the new light with the happening things around them. However you can't blame the guy, why not get in on some of the action, he is a pioneer after all, he's probably having a great time. But who cares how anyone really feels, the album sold about 80,000 in it's debut, not bad numbers for little nationwide promotion and for a time when music sales are so low.... I'd bet he got some nice change from this"