Too Short Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics


Born Name

Todd Anthony Shaw

Nick Name

Too Short, Shorty the Pimp, Short Dogg

Too Short at Martin Luther's Rebel Soul Fest in July 2008
Too Short at Martin Luther’s Rebel Soul Fest in July 2008

Sun Sign


Born Place

Los Angeles, California, United States




Too Short went to Fremont High School, Oakland.


Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer, Record executive, Actor


  • Father – Andy Shaw (Accountant)
  • Mother – Dorothy Shaw (Accountant)
  • Siblings – Wayne Loc (Brother)
  • Others – Beverly Ransom (Nephew)


Too Short personally looks into his own booking inquiries. Otherwise, he is also listed under Global Talent Booking, Beverly Hills, California, United States.


Hip-hop and West Coast Hip-hop




  • Jive Records
  • Up all Nite Records




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Too Short in an Instagram selfie in January 2014
Too Short in an Instagram selfie in January 2014 (Too Short / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Too Short has dated –

  1. Erica Escarcega (2000-Present) – Too Short has been married to Erica since 2000. Not much has been said or written about his relationship to Erica. Erica has clearly stayed away from the limelight too. They have a daughter named Octavia.
  2. Monica Payne – Too Short and rapper Monica have known each other for almost 15 years. Too Short and Monica dated for some months before they decided to rather remain friends. They appeared together on VH1’s reality show Couple’s Therapy.
  3. Karrine Steffans – Too Short and American model Karrine Steffans have dated briefly.

Race / Ethnicity


He has African-American ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Bald head
  • Often wears chain over his chest

Brand Endorsements

Too Short hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Too Short (Left) in an Instagram selfie as seen in July 2015
Too Short (Left) in an Instagram selfie as seen in July 2015 (Too Short / Instagram)


His religious views aren’t known publicly.

Best Known For

  • Popularizing the West Coast hip-hop music.
  • His hit numbers like The Ghetto and Blow the Whistle and Ain’t Nothing Like Pimpin’.

First Album

In 1985, Too Short released his first studio album, Don’t Stop Rappin’ under the label 75 Girls Records And Tapes.

First Film

Too Short made his theatrical film debut in the 1993 American teen drama film Menace II Society.

First TV Show

Too Short made his first television show appearance as a judge on 106 & Park Top 10 Live in 2006.

Personal Trainer

His workout schedule and diet plans are not available.

Too Short Favorite Things

  • Too Short Era – The early 90s
SourceSF Gate
Too Short in a selfie in July 2014
Too Short in a selfie in July 2014 (Too Short / Instagram)

Too Short Facts

  1. His family moved to Oakland during his teens where he made custom songs with his high school friend, Freddy B.
  2. He played drums during his high school days in Oakland.
  3. Too Short has collaborated with several artists such as 2Pac, Biggie, Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, T.I., French Montana, E-40, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign and many more.
  4. He has an iconic collaborative album with E-40 called The History Channel.
  5. There is a book written on Too Short featuring his life and times spent in Oakland titled Too Short: Life is – The Life and Times of Todd Shaw.
  6. His 1990 single The Ghetto was used as a track for the popular 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  7. Too Short owns the Up All Nite Records. Some of the artists associated with the label are The Pack, Dolla Will, Boo Ski, Li’l J & Boi Payton, FX.
  8. Visit his official website @ and official merchandise shop @
  9. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube VEVO.

Featured Image by Seher Sikandar / Flickr / CC BY-SA 3.0


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