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Too $hort
Blow the Whistle

tooshort.jpgIt’s been almost 20 years since Too $hort put Oakland, Calif., on the hip-hop map with his raw unadulterated pimping. After 15 albums and a three-year hiatus, the vet returns with Blow the Whistle, a welcome addition to his massive catalog. Splitting production duties equally between Lil Jon and Jazze Pha, $hort Dawg tailors his latest disc more toward the South than the Cali funk that made him famous. Don’t get it twisted, though, he’s still spittin’ that good game.

Playas in training can take note of the flute-laced ode to fellatio, “Nothing Feels Better,” where he brags, “I used to go to L.A. and get sucked by Superhead/When you was just a kid getting sent straight to bed.” Similar mack tutorials are delivered on the brothel-o-bitches banger “16 Hoes” and the Pimp C– and Rick Ross–assisted “Money Maker.” But it’s misogynistic lyrics on songs like the R&B-backed “It’s Time to Go” that are sure to inspire feminists to burn their Vickie’s in protest (“You came to my house with a maxi pad/Bitch, you going home in a taxi cab”).

While there aren’t any socially aware cuts the caliber of “I Want to Be Free (That’s the Truth)” or “The Ghetto,” $hort does offer some food for thought with “Pimpin’ Forever,” where he details the pitfalls that lead some women to prostitution. Although the nice-guy routine ends there, it’s good to hear the notorious pimp adding a new layer to his game. $hort says it best on the grown-woman anthem “Sophisticated.” With Jazze flippin’ Cameo’s “Single Life” for the hook, Dawg fires back at critics with, “Y’all thought I was just about pimpin’/Foulmouth mack that talk bad about women/I guess you really ain’t pay attention.” Ain’t that a biyaaatch. —BRANDEN J. PETERS

  • Phat Matt

    first

  • H-man

    Yo, Im all about 2 shorts game. Hes 1 of my biggest influences. Ive never seen so many hos goin krazy at a show. Gotta get my whistle wet first. Dont ever ever get frisky for free. Best advice I ever had. Why give somethin away when someone will pay for it? We should start a new holiday. Call it national Cake Day. All da bitches go get your man some cake! lolol Too shorts da man. Go cop dat Cd.

  • WEST_SIDE_RIDAH

    YOU GOT TO GIVE IT UP TO SHORT 15 ALBUMS AND HE STILL GOTS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A HIT…WEST SIDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Sizzurp

    ^^^^^^… 16 u idiot

  • WESTCOASTTONGAN

    TOO SHORT IZ A LEGEND, NO QUESTION

  • dee

    Too Short is a vet and i’m happy to see he still has what it takes to make it hot.

  • Queen B

    I’ll give him props 4 da amount of albums he came out wit but dat song he made bitches aint shit is cold. but i guess if you aint no bitch den he aint talkin’ 2 u

  • www.myspace.com/scabi201

    xxl mag..i have 2 question u guys on giving the 47 yr old rapper a xl for da album….has he ever spit hot shit?..idk….if his album is a xl…busta’s shyt is xxxxxxxxl….peace

  • Trueog

    Album 16 is another DUD. Whatever happened to “Gettin where you fit in”? or “Gettin it” type of Albums? I know short dawgs in da house, but he put out too much weak shit of late like, Can’t Stay away, Chasin the cat..on and on, albums 11 through 16 have been trash. I love too short, but come on, step you’re game up, I know you said you only smoke a lil crack but right now you’re shits weaker then a crack head…so get you’re shit together…homie..

  • Real

    Album 16 is another DUD. Whatever happened to “Gettin where you fit in”? or “Gettin it” type of Albums? I know short dawgs in da house, but he put out too much weak shit of late like, Can’t Stay away, Chasin the cat..on and on, albums 11 through 16 have been trash. I love too short, but come on, step you’re game up, I know you said you only smoke a lil crack but right now you’re shits weaker then a crack head…so get you’re shit together…homie..

  • http://MYSPACE AM I TRIPPIN YALL

    TOO SHORT ONE OF OUR PIONEERS FOR SHO, HE DOESNT FALL INTO ANY CATAGORY, SHIT HE IS THE CATAGORY THIS NIGGA WAS DOING IT SINCE SOME OF YALL NIGGAS WAS MEMOS IN A LOVE LETTER FOR REALS YALL UNCLES PROBLY GOT DOWN TO SHORT DOGSS MUSIC, AINT NOTHING BAD YOU COULD SAY ABOUT THIS NIGGA, IF YOU WERENT AROUND DURING HIS HAY DAZES, YALL NIGGAS WOULD NEVER UNDERSTAND IT.

  • freeagent

    I agree about the last few albums. (They were weak!) A few good songs, but not Too Short material. I’m a true Too Short Fan. I feel that Too Short may just be or have been one of the best rappers out there. I still feel that he should have won that award over M.C. Hammer and that he should have gotten an award for songs like Cocktails, Gettin It, I’m a Player, Life Is, and The Ghetto. I’m from the South and down South we have much love for the West Coast rappers and the down south rappers. Especially those guys who put in work. Much love to those rappers that put in work like 8-Ball, Pimp C., Ice Cube, Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and E-40. I have not heard cuts off the new album yet, but if it’s like the last few albums, my next Too Short Album will be a burned CD.

  • freeagent

    I know that we are at album number 16. But as a Too Short Fan, I believe that he can take this number up to 20. All I ask, is that Short brings back the funk, stop saying the same thing over and over and give me one more freaky tales before he gives it up. We all still listen to Cocktails or Freaky Tales and I would like to see Short top both of those cuts with another freaky tale song. Other than that I really do like the Getting Some and Bossin Cuts. Nice to hear Short back on the radio. Blow the whistle was o’kay, but I don’t feel that it’s a hit song. It reminds me of ‘shake that monkey’, good music, a club hit, but not the Short that I would bump in my ride. Album #16-Coming Soon, Much Love to all the Too Short Fans, because “I’m bumping my Music’……(I like this cut)…..Someone get me this song, because it keeps playing in my head……………….

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    MAN…I LYK 2SHOT AND HIZ HOE TALK…DA NIGGA IZ A LEGEND

    REMEMBAZ DIZ LINE..”UR PUSSY IZ SO DEAD UCAN RIDE IT IN A HESS”….OOHHHH!
    CLASSIC SHIT…

    BYDAWAY DAT LINE IZ NT ON DIZ ALBUM FUCKAS…

    GGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • http://yahoo.com tha throwback kid

    frisco nigga! bay area westside niggaz runnin dis shit ! tha sco is back we gunot killahz !

  • Killa Cam

    The album is tight but it could have been better.

  • Arkansas Playa

    Do ya thug my nigga
    15 ALBUMZ!!!! ALL YEAH!!!!
    Da Return of the…….
    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTCCCCCCCCCCHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arkansas Playa

    16 ALBUMS!!!!! BIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHH…

  • scabi201

    i have 2 queston xxl mag for giving dude a xl…so u telling me shorts album and bustas album is da same…NOT EVEN CLOSE…step your game up people…

    myspace.com/scabi201

  • freeagent

    We can’t compare Too Short to Busta or Mos Def. Those guys are on another level. If you like freaky tales and tight beats-you like Short. If you like ‘I love my chick’ and tight videos-you like busta. And as far as Mos Def-If you like potery/New York rap then you have Mos Def. 3-Different kind of styles.

  • Fernando

    Busta cant compare to Too $hort!!! His lyrics might not change that much, but I’d rather hear his pimpin shit over some tight beats anyday than have to listen to “I love my chick”. Busta’s first single was garbage, ANY song with ANY member of the BEP’s is GARBAGE, and that NY song is just a rehashed version of what JA “bitch-ass” Rule did last year. I wont punk the album until I hear the whole thing, but arent singles supposed to be the best songs?? I cant fux with Bustas album if those are the choice trax. Ty Shaw, Oakland, MAC DRE 4 life you BEEZZYS!!!

  • Fernando

    Too bad the only people feelin NY mainstream rap are New Yorkers!! The only decent album lately has been that FISHSCALES joint. And that was one of Ghosts worst albums. Down South and Yay area are bout to run this rap thang. Even if the EAST is too self obsessed to realize it.

  • pk47 AKA prince of philly

    all i kno is on short’s last joint……..six figga niggaz shoulda been the 1st single

  • JDOUBLE

    I got that track listing!!!!

    Too Short-Blow The Whistle

    Track listing
    1. Player
    2. Strip Down
    3. Sophisticated
    4. Nothing Feels Better
    5. 16 Hoes
    6. Pimpin 4 Ever
    7. Burn Rubber Pt. II
    8. Blow the Whistle
    9. Lil Shorty
    10. It’s Time To Go
    11. Money Maker (Ft. Pimp C & Rick Ross)
    12. Sadity
    13. Going Dumb (Ft. Keak Da Sneak)
    14. Call Her A Bitch
    15. Baller
    16. Keep Bouncin’

  • HollyHood Izzle

    Man 2 short is a og n the game, but it comes a time where every og has 2 sit back and watch 2 c what the youngster have learn from his mistakes. And that time has come 4 short, he’s done! Its a wrap! No disrespect but its like Ali n the ring now wit Tyson n his prime

  • freeagent

    Hey Hollyhood Izzle, Short may not be in his prime anymore, but he’s still good for 2-3 more albums. He have alot of fans out there that are willing to invest $20 into his new c.d. Hey I know their comes a time when each man must lay it down and call it quicks like (examples) Rick Flair & Master P. But let’s not say that Short needs to give it up yet, because he’s hot right now and plus we still have old’ school rappers like Snoop, Ice Cube, and L.L. Cool J still in the game. Short need to keep rapping and making good music. (Because it’s your life and you wish it was a Too $hort Rap, but you gots no game and you bank ain’t fat)–get in where you fit in….Album #16 Coming Soon……………….

  • http://XXLmag.com westside money

    I heard Short and I dont really like his flow anymore.I like Short back in the day so for now in my opinion I give this album a LARGE.

  • scabi201

    i love the way u people hate on NY…short is wack…and dats all there is 2 say..say something that he said waz hot?..dats dat bubble gum shyt..its elementry rap…a 4th grader wrote it then short put curse words in…wtf..step your lyrics up

    myspace.com/scabi201

  • freeagent

    SCABI201, if you don’t like $hort and think he’s wack, then don’t listen, because you gets no refund, because the bass is fat, makes it hit so hard it’s like a punch in the back…….
    I think theirs a album coming out called NY-Greatest Hits-includes Jay Z
    DMC, DMX, L.L., Methodman, Redman, Blueman, Greenman, and Mos Def.

  • SANLEANDRO510

    townbizness!!!
    eastside legend!!!

  • Locc to tha brain

    dru down punked him

  • Fernando

    FREEAGENT, thats a good Idea!! And then SCABI201 can wear a pink NY hat like Camron and talk about the BRonx and then use wet wipes to clean his mouth after blowing Diddy while at a NY Yankee game. Then SCABI can hop on another terrible song dedicated to NY with Fat Joe, Ja Rule, and Remy MA!! NY is played out

  • big keith

    too short is the dam man short dog is back in the house that’s real

  • big keith

    too short is a legend and the baddest rapper of all time and we need to give him that do to short we got love for u

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BUSTEDMUFFINRADIO DJ FORCE

    Word, no offense to Short Dog, but this album is garbage. Trying to cash in off the down south cookie cutter club tracks. I agree with the dude who said album 10-16 are garbage.

  • http://myspace.com/chrisspades Chris Spades

    I grew up in Tijuana for a couple of since back in “89″ Too $hort has been getting bumped in the brothels. We all know $hort Dog’s been putting it down and has game, One thing $hort does not receive enough recognition is for his involvement with spreading the truth about what goes on in our communities … and that my friends takes serious balls..

    Too $hort ain’t ever going to stop rappin

    Much RESPECT to Too $hort

    From Chris Spades & Pacific Sounds

    San Diego & Tijuana

  • Big Pimpin

    Too Short is a fuckin Fag.

    He likes to dress in Drag.

    He won’t salute the American Flag.

    Somebody’s Gonna put him in a Bag

  • REAL NIGGA

    Why would u hate on Too Short?

  • Shotgun

    Ain’t nothing like a Too $hort fan I ain’t trippin you can play it again. $hort is the hardest rapper from the West Coast. Keep making making your money $hort.

    $hotgun,
    FALLBROOK

  • xDiSBiTCHiZSOBAyWiDiTx

    THIS NIGGA TOO SHORT IS FUCKIN RAW.HE IS A BAY AREA ICON,PLEASE BELIEVE.STRAIGHT OUTTA OAKLAND,THIS NIGGA IS SO BAY WID IT.PUT THE BAY ON THE MAP.UNCLE SHORT,THATS WHAT THESE FEMALES DOWN HERE CALL’EM!!! DO IT BIG MY NIGG’!!!!

  • http://www.playboy.com JJJJJJJJJJJJJ

    U people hatin’ on Too $hort??? huh??? why??? wtf u got problems, and I seen sum1 say everything since gettin’ it was weak, wuuut??? u never heard chase the cat damn, and other than that all his shi* since his “retirement” has been hot. Not as good as his older stuff and Cocktails no but that’s because the whole game has changed if he does shi* like that now he won’t make money , the game is different, crunk came along and changed rap music. It’s a whole new style he’s gotta do somethin’ different he can’t do the same old style, his new shi* is cool in it’s own way, it’s more modern, more southern influenced and that’s all good cuz it still maintains that distinct too $hort bay area sound while at the same time fits into the modern rap music and the hardcore short fans as well as the lil’ paul wall mike jones bumpin’ kiddies can listen 2 it, whoever says everything since gettin’ it is worthless and weak needs 2 get a fukking beat down I’m serious lol. biaaaaatch!!!!! and short ain’t washed up his new shi* is better than anything else in the mainstream rap game rite now, better than lame lil’ wanna be mc’s like paul wall,mikejones, and chamillionaire and everything comin’ from the east coast which is having a serious dilemma these days, I don’t think there is anynew music mainstream or underground from NYC and the whole east coast that interest me well unless it’s a member of the wu tang or maybe cormega. But I’m not hatin’ just statin’ how it is. Short is the best in the mainstream industry right now, STILL. U sum dum dums . U ain’t got no game if ur hatin’ on new too short , dummys hehe.

  • http://myspace.com/deadlyair DownRiteDerelict

    M – gotta luv Short but, he should have left his career where it was at

  • http://gmobb.com Ace Roddy

    Yo my mom is a retired East Coast rapper. Ask your parents about her. AT THE TIME SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE FROM PHILLY. She did a collab wit short and thats how i got noticed. His album should be A low XL. It had a few tyte songs but he cant rap all that good. He just put BITCH ON THE MAP.

  • fdfdafadgeg

    i love too shorts music, but he’s a wanna be pimp, he went 2 private skool in LA and had a nice comftorable midlde class existence, didn’t even move 2 the bay til he was 14, and he said he only hung out with pimps n’ dealers he was never one, just a wanna be, another fake rapper who watches a movie like the mack or scarface and thinks they’ll b a pimp or coke dealer like it’s cool. but his music is tight, not as good now as it once was…..but he’s a fake wanna be. most rappers r i guess i just gotta get over it and enjoy the music.

  • dj q

    the nigga been doing this