|Too Short Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||April 28, 1966|
Too Short is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor. He rose to acclaim in the West Coast hip hop scene in the late 1980s. His discography includes a number of albums and tracks like Don’t Stop Rappin’, Players, Short Dog’s in the House, Life Is…Too Short, Cocktails, Get in Where You Fit In, Shorty the Pimp, Chase the Cat, Can’t Stay Away, Married to the Game, Born to Mack, What’s My Favorite Word?, Get off the Stage, No Trespassing, The Pimp Tape, Blow the Whistle, You Nasty, The Vault, Still Blowin’, I Luv, Keep Bouncin’ (Street) (ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am, and Fergie), Call Me (with Lil’ Kim), I Want to Be Free (That’s the Truth), City of Dope, I Ain’t Trippin’, The Ghetto, I’m a Player, In the Trunk, Short But Funky, Freaky Tales, Money In The Ghetto, Choosin (ft. Jazze Pha and Jagged Edge), Shake That Monkey” (ft. Lil’ Jon and the East Side Boyz), and Raw, Uncut & X-Rated.
Todd Anthony Shaw
Too Short, Shorty the Pimp, Short Dogg
Los Angeles, California, United States
Oakland, Alameda County, 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, West Coast Hip-hop, Gangsta Rap, Dirty Rap
- Jive Records
- Up all Nite Records
- Thump Records
- Priority Records
His net worth had been $5 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Too Short has dated –
- Erica Escarcega (2000-Present) – Too Short has been married to Erica since 2000. Not much has been said or written about his relationship with Erica. Erica has clearly stayed away from the limelight too. They have a daughter named Octavia.
- 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.
- Karrine Steffans – Too Short and American model Karrine Steffans have dated briefly.
Race / Ethnicity
He has African-American ancestry.
- Often wears a chain over his chest
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’
In 1985, Too Short released his first studio album, Don’t Stop Rappin’ under the label 75 Girls Records And Tapes.
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.
Too Short Favorite Things
- Too Short Era – The early 90s
Source – SF Gate
Too Short Facts
- His family moved to Oakland during his teens where he made custom songs with his high school friend, Freddy B.
- He played drums during his high school days in Oakland.
- 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.
- He has an iconic collaborative album with E-40 called The History Channel.
- 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.
- His 1990 single The Ghetto was used as a track for the popular 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
- After retiring in 1996, he released his 11th studio album titled Can’t Stay Away on July 13, 1999, via Jive Records. The album peaked at number #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
- 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.
- On November 9, 2018, he released his 20th solo studio album titled The Pimp Tape via Dangerous Music and EMPIRE. The album peaked at number #15 on the US Independent Albums (Billboard) chart and at number #89 on the US Top Album Sales (Billboard) chart.
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