The city of Oakland, California is set to rename a stretch of Foothill Boulevard, a section between 47th Avenue and High Street, to Too $hort Way in honor of the city’s iconic hip-hop artist.
Too Short, the iconic Oakland hip-hop pioneer who used to sell his tapes out of his trunk before starting his career on the 75 Girls label with 1983’s Don’t Stop Rappin’, built his legendary career with indelible songs like “The Ghetto,” “Blow the Whistle,” “Freaky Tales”, “I’m a Player,” “Gettin’ It”, “Life Is…Too Short” and more. Between 1989 and 1996, Short released six platinum albums.
Nobody represents longevity better than Too Short. Approaching his fourth decade and releasing multiple classic albums, featuring a catalog spanning longer than most rapper’s careers, there seems to be no end in sight for the godfather of bay area hip-hop.
Too Short continues to dominate the music scene as evidenced with the upcoming, highly-anticipated West Coast supergroup Mt. Westmore, along with E-40, Snoop Dogg, and Ice Cube.
Congrats, Too Short!