14 Songs, 56 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his 12th studio album, Too Short retains some of the producers from the epically varied Can’t Stay Away, but this time he foregoes the large guest list and instead puts the spotlight back on himself. Satisfied with their collaborations on the previous album, Short reunites with Jazzy Pha and Erick Sermon for “2 Women” and “Be My Dirty Love,” respectively. While it’s good to see Short following through on the diversification of Can’t Stay Away, his return to classic bass-heavy beats is even more welcome. Though the recipe might seem simple, “Pimp Sh*t” and “All the Time” proves that when done right, the archetypal Too Short formula is both traditional and timeless. The times change and Todd Shaw stays the same — that’s the way it should be. As he has done since 1983, Short keeps it real by keeping it raw and keeping it simple. He’ll forever be a figurehead for his native Oakland. As he says in the definitive “Old School”: “It don't take players like me too long / To get bitches like you to let me take you home / I got the game from Oakland, California / I'm Short Dawg, I hope your momma warned ya.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

For his 12th studio album, Too Short retains some of the producers from the epically varied Can’t Stay Away, but this time he foregoes the large guest list and instead puts the spotlight back on himself. Satisfied with their collaborations on the previous album, Short reunites with Jazzy Pha and Erick Sermon for “2 Women” and “Be My Dirty Love,” respectively. While it’s good to see Short following through on the diversification of Can’t Stay Away, his return to classic bass-heavy beats is even more welcome. Though the recipe might seem simple, “Pimp Sh*t” and “All the Time” proves that when done right, the archetypal Too Short formula is both traditional and timeless. The times change and Todd Shaw stays the same — that’s the way it should be. As he has done since 1983, Short keeps it real by keeping it raw and keeping it simple. He’ll forever be a figurehead for his native Oakland. As he says in the definitive “Old School”: “It don't take players like me too long / To get bitches like you to let me take you home / I got the game from Oakland, California / I'm Short Dawg, I hope your momma warned ya.”

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