By Jack Barnes
Today, west coast rap legend and hip-hop icon Too $hort released his twentieth studio album The Pimp Tape via Dangerous Music/EMPIRE. The 20-track project includes his recent singles “Ain’t My Girlfriend” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Joyner Lucas & Jeremih, “Go $hort Dog,” and most recently “Only Dimes” featuring G-Eazy and The-Dream. The album also boasts features from DJ Khaled, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and T.I. as well as fellow NorCal natives E-40 and Mozzy. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
The Pimp Tape marks Too $hort’s three decades in the game, highlighting his fabled career and undeniable legacy in addition to bridging the gap between hip-hop generations, paying homage to other legends such as Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay-Z, Jazze Pha, Jermaine Dupri, and Lil Kim, among others. The pioneering godfather of West Coast hip-hop built his long-lasting success from the ground up, becoming the first rapper from Oakland, California to receive a platinum plaque, which has now gone 6x platinum and 4x gold.
To commemorate his 20-album milestone, Too $hort hosted listening experiences at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in New York City and at Warwick Hollywood in Los Angeles. Last night’s LA event was hosted by YesJulz with sounds by Big Von and DJ Jadaboo; Actor and comedian Craig Robinson, superstar artist Swae Lee and rappers Nef The Pharaoh and Diggy Simmons were in attendance. See the event photos HERE. Earlier this week, the West Coast rap pioneer also dropped 3 Decades of Game, a 60-minute documentary (which he executive produced) about his 30-year music career. The film was directed by Maxwell Benson and features interviews and performances from Too $hort, Wayne Shaw, Raphael Saadiq, E-40, Mistah F.A.B. and Richie Rich.
THE PIMP TAPE TRACKLIST
1. Go $hort Dog
2. Break A Bitch
3. Tables feat. 2 Chainz & Snoop Dogg
4. Ain’t My Girlfriend feat. Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Joyner Lucas & Jeremih
5. Give Her Some Money
6. Save All That Love feat. Mozzy, Mistah F.A.B. & Nef The Pharaoh
7. How To Be A Player feat. T.I., E-40 & Adrian Marcel
8. Pull Yo Trophies Out feat. Philthy Rich
9. Don’t Shoot feat. ScHoolboy Q & Joyner Lucas
10. Dr. Dre Interlude
11. The Game Taught Me
12. Give Me Back My Eyes feat. YMTK
13. Only Dimes feat. G Eazy & The-Dream
14. Twerk Train feat. Chanel West Coast
15. Sexy Dancer feat. Legado 7 & DJ Khaled
16. I Got Shit To Do
17. Pay Her
18. $hort Dog Wedding
19. Pop That Pussy
20. How To Be A Player (Reprise) feat. T.I., Richie Rich & Adrian Marcel
ABOUT TOO $HORT:
Too $hort has successfully cracked the code to hip-hop immortality with 32 years, 15 million Soundscan sales, 6 platinum plaques, 4 gold certifications, and collaborations with the likes of Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-Z. With Drake utilizing his flow and lyrics on the double platinum DJ Khaled smash “For Free” and Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj twisting “Freaky Tales” for “Rake It Up,” Too $hort’s influence is timeless, and his impact is felt across the globe. As far as West Coast hip-hop icons, Too $hort deserves mention in every conversation alongside Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and E-40. His forthcoming project The Pimp Tape should leave no question about his spot at the top by embracing everything listeners fell in love with since 1985.’
FOR MORE ON TOO $HORT
Want to submit something? Click Here
Need promotion? Click Here
Let us know what you think in the comment area below.
Liked this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!”
Props to Spotify