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Too $hort isn’t retiring anytime soon and just dropped his album ‘The Pimp Tape’ featuring 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop Dogg and more. The Oakland native goes into detail about what going to the strip club with him is like and how his mom responds to his explicit lyrics.
The Bay legend came through the Cruz Show and told the morning crew that he’s keeping busy while on the road with OG rappers who are continuing to collab and tour together. Currently looking forward to his Puff Puff Pass tour appearance and other major shows, $hort says “It’s one I’m doing with the legends of the South. Which is Juvenile, and Scarface, and 8Ball and MJ G, a bunch of groups on that. And then I’m doing like the West Coast version of that, with like Snoop Dogg and Bone Thugs…”
$hort recently popped up during Drake’s last few dates of his Aubrey and The Three Migos tour where the rapper joined Champagne Papi and his fellow Oakland peer E-40 for a surprise performance at the Oracle Arena. Commenting on the caliber of the “In My Feelings” rapper, Short mentions, “Drake is a smart artist. He’s really smart and he really does the strategic moves with his guest appearances and stuff like that. Bringing guys like me and E-40 out in Oakland. You know, I respect Drake.”
The Bay area artist released his 20th studio album, ‘The Pimp Tape’ which recruits some old school and new talent including Jeremih, Joyner Lucas, T.I., Jazze Pha, and many more. While having put out so much music over the years and coming out of his once thought retirement, Short explains his tenure in the game stating:
I think that you have to make history. You have to make your story be known because somebody else will tell their version and it might not be the truth. So, songs like “Blow The Whistle,” songs like the “Go $hort Dog,” I have another song called “Pay Her,” and you’ll hear it soon on the album, produced by Zaytoven, and it’s just like, you know when you accomplish things you want people to acknowledge you and all that stuff, but that’s not how I feel . I feel like you just take that hand and you reach over and you pat yourself on the back and say,”Good work.”
Too $hort goes on to discuss with the Cruz Show the influence of Los Angeles Radio and Power 106 for playing Hip-Hop, renaming the Raiders after the tough season they’re currently having, and how his Mother reacts to his explicit music.
Watch the full interview below: