Whoever coined the phrase "you can't keep a good man down," obviously had Bay Area rap pioneer Too $hort in mind. He has overcome tremendous obstacles in his quest to be the best player/rapper in a game he largely invented.
For the past ten years, Todd Shaw (AKA Too $hort), the man who was quite literally "born to mack," has been rap's original pimp lyricist of the year -- selling his unique blend of laid-back folk poetry to millions of die-hard fans around the globe. Beginning with his classic underground "Born To Mack" on through LPs like "$hort Dog's In The House", "Get In Where You Fit In", Too $hort has released an unprecedented ten straight LPs (seven on Jive Records). In a world where the average rapper is lucky to see three records hit the shelf, Too $hort has seen each of his Jive releases either go gold or platinum with little or no major support from major media outlets. Back in the day, the average fan learned about the new Too $hort record strictly by word of ... Read full biography