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Too $hort
Blow the Whistle

It’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 ...

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