Shorty The Pimp-Explicit (Explicit Version) CD (1992)

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Specifications

Label Bmg/jive/silvertone
SKU 60022241
UPC 012414146724
UPC 14 00012414146724
Format CD
Release Date 7/14/1992
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Author Too Short
Compilation Appearance Life After Death (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-In My Lifetime (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Shadiest One (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Element Of Surprise (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Hard Knock Life (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Www.thug.com (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-Old School Rap
Compilation Appearance Dirty Money (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Old School Rap
Compilation Appearance Old School Funkin Hip Hop 2
Compilation Appearance My Homies (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Golden Grain (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Booty Time
Compilation Appearance My Ghetto Report Card
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Party (Box)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Greatest Hits (Bonus Tracks) (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Retaliation Revenge & Get Back (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Compilation Appearance Total Dance 2008
Compilation Appearance Ugk For Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ugk 4 Life
Compilation Appearance Blueline Treatment(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blueline Treatment(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sir Luscious Left Foot:son Of Chico D(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sir Luscious Left Foot:Son Of Chico Dusty (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rolling Papers(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Still Pimping(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Eastbound Down (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Memoirs Of A Curb Server(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Wack Album(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Doubleback The Evolution Of R&B
Compilation Appearance Piece Maker 3:Return Of The 50 Mcs(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 5 CLASSIC ALBUMS:SNOOP DOGG(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance BLOCK BROCHURE:WELCOME TO THE SOIL V5(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Blood Moon:year Of The Wolf
Compilation Appearance SHARP ON ALL 4 CORNERS:CORNER 1(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Revenue Retrievin:night Shift(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Revenue Retrievin:day Shift(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dark Side(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Dangerous Crew (The)
Associated Artist/Work Khalifa, Wiz
Associated Artist/Work Rich, Richie
Technical Info
Producer Too $hort; Ant Banks
CatalogID 41467
Lable Name Jive (USA)
Released 07/14/1992
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00012414146724
Musical Guests
Ant Banks
Dwayne Wiggins
Pooh-Man
Mhisani
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Too Short, Shorty B, Ant Banks (rap vocals).
Additional personnel: Carl Wheeler (piano on "Something To Ride To").
Recorded at One Little Indian Recording, El Cerrito, California and Live Oak Studios, Berkeley, California.
Shorty the Pimp was Too Short's seventh album. As one would expect from an entertainer with six albums behind him, Too Short had by now perfected his craft. Though his focus was still on womanizing and pimping, by 1992 the rest of the rap world had "caught up" with the Oakland rapper's explicit brand of boasting and bragging. Aware of this, Too Short had gradually begun adding battle rhymes ("In the Trunk"), social commentary ("I Want to Be Free"), and cautionary tales ("So You Want to Be a Gangster") to the mix. Never particularly gifted as a rapper, Too Short's proved himself a wily veteran in his ability to squeeze every bit of effect out of his relatively simple style. But what separated Shorty the Pimp from the rest of the now-crowded rap field was the music. Producer Ant Banks, multi-instrumentalist Shorty B, and Too Short himself created a satisfying blend of funk samples augmented by live drums and deftly played basslines. Many of the backing tracks are composed well enough to be successful on their own. ~ Mtume Salaam
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (8/14/92, p.60) - "..Too Short knows exactly what his fans want, and SHORTY THE PIMP delivers lavishly.." - Rating: B
Disc 1
1 Intro: Shorty The Pimp
2 In The Trunk
3 I Ain't Nothin' But A Dog
4 Hoes
5 No Love From Oakland
6 I Want To Be Free (That's The Truth)
7 Hoochie
8 Step Daddy
9 It Don't Stop
10 So You Want To Be A Gangster
11 Something To Ride To
12 Extra Dangerous Thanks

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