TOO SHORT - Life Is...Too Short (2021 Reissue) - Title - LP - Blue Vinyl

Label: RCA/Legacy SKU: 15702 Catalogue ID: GET51467LP Format: Vinyl
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TOO SHORT - Life Is...Too Short (2021 Reissue) - Title - LP - Blue Vinyl

TOO SHORT - Life Is...Too Short (2021 Reissue) - Title - LP - Blue Vinyl



LABEL: Get On Down


BARCODE: 0664425146714



01. Life Is…Too Short
02. Rhymes
03. I Ain’t Trippin’
04. Nobody Does It Better
05. Don’t Fight The Feelin’
06. CussWords
07. City Of Dope
08. Pimp The Ho

Too $Hort – Life Is…Too $Hort
(2021 Reissue)

LP – Limited Edition Blue Vinyl

Limited color pressing of Short Dawg’s 1988 album Life Is..Too $hort! Through classic albums like this and 87’s Born To Mack, the Oaktown playa taught rappers how to pimp and mack, among other things (like the proper way to say “Beee-itch”). Can’t front on the funky ass old school beats and rap style all over this piece, especially the title track (still slaps hella hard to this day), “Don’t Fight The Feeling,” and the funked out “Pimp The Ho.” Also check “I Ain’t Trippin,” “Cusswords,” “City Of Dope” and the smooth boogie vocoder tribute to the O, “Oakland.” 9 tracks in all pressed on blue swirl colored wax with download code and exact cover art reproduction.

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. (Not to mention his highest-selling to date.) The album stood out in its field, at a time when re-sampling old-school funk and R&B singles was the name of the game, Too $hort instead opted to take established riffs and hooks from those singles and re-create them with studio musicians and drum machines. The album cemented Too $horts status among MCs, and the title track itself would even be re-sampled in tracks by rappers UGK, hip-hop-influenced rock group Sublime, and even Too $hort himself on later singles.

See below for tracklisting…