Todd Anthony Shaw who is popularly known by the stage name Too Short is an American record producer and rapper. . He had his first break in the music industry in the late 1980s when he got famous in the West Coast hip hop scene where lyrics of his songs often pointed out on pimping and drug culture and street survival indicated in his most popular songs “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle” .
Too Short Profile/Wiki/Bio
Todd Anthony Shaw famously known his stage name ‘ Too Short’ was born on 28th April 1966 and his is currently 56 years old (as of 2022). Too Short was born on Los Angeles, California and had spent his childhood mostly in Oakland, California as his family moved there. Short has always showed interest in music since his childhood days as he played as drummer in the high school band at Fremont High School in Oakland.
During the mid 1980’s, Shaw along with his high school friend Freddy B produced custom songs which were then called as ‘Special requests’ on cassette for local people in Oakland and the Bay Area. In 1985, Too Short decided to start his solo career and released his debut music album called Don’t Stop Rappin’ on Oakland record label 75 Girls Records And Tapes.
The album was released along with four 12″ releases and the album was featured raw and it consisted of simple drum beats from the LinnDrum drum machine. This was also one of the first hip hop records in history to use the word “bitch” . The abum became so famous the word ‘Bitch’ has later become of the trademarks of Too Short and was the highlight of subsequent raps such as “Ain’t Nothin’ but a Word to Me”.
|Birth name||Todd Anthony Shaw|
|Birthdate/Born on||28th April 1966|
|Age (as of 2022)||56 years|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Also Known As (AKA)/Other names||Short Dogg|
|Occupations||American rapper and record producer|
|Debut||Don’t Stop Rappin’|
|Genres||West Coast Hip-Hop, Gangsta rap , G-Funk, dirty rap|
|Labels||EMPIRE, OG, EMI, Jive, Priority, Up All Nite,Thump|
Too Short Relationship Status, Affairs & More
Too Short married Erica Escarcega in 2000 and they have been married since then. Recent reports state that Too Short was having an estranged marriage with wife Erica Escarcega. Even after short has welcome a baby Yani Shaw with his long term on and off girlfriend Sue . There was no news from Too Short about he was having a divorce with his wife Erica Escarcega. Too Short was open about his relationships and his personal life has always been open to the media.
It was also reported by some unknown sources that Too Short have may have relationships in the past which were not revealed to the world. But after his marriage with Erica, Too Short and his wife wife lived happily till things got bitter. Too Short had an idea of not having kids until he was ready and he has his change of heart and welcomed his first baby daughter , Yani Shaw with his girlfriend sue in 2019.
|Spouse||Erica Escarcega (m. 2000)|
|Girlfriends/Affairs||1.7 m and 74 kilograms|
|Children’s||1 (Yani Shaw)|
Too Short Net Worth & More
Too Short’s net worth is reportedly over $5 Million as of 2022. His sources of income comes from his music career , record producing career and various other investments he made during his young age. Too Short’s highly successful music career has always supported him and he was hailed as of the most influential and best rappers of al time. Too Short was also a member of ‘The Golden Age‘ .
Too Short also has a successful but a short acting career . Too Short played the small role of Lew-Loc in the film named Menace II Society. Too Short has also acted in the adult film industry in 2003 film named Get In Where You Fit In. Too Short also worked as an interviewee in American Pimp. Too Short has also appeared in one of the episodes of ‘The Game‘. Too Short also starred in VH1’s Rock Doc, “Planet Rock”.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Too Short Biography, Life Story, Trivia & More
Too Short’s music single Blow the Whistle (2006) where Too Short took the advantage of the new hyphy rap music that was coming in fame out of his original home base in Oakland. This saw somewhat of a revival for Too Short as it peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 which gave him a boost in his career as the album has much better reach than each of his previous three releases.
However It was only short lived as his follow up releases have not been as successful which were Get Off The Stage in 2007. Too Short was honored by VH1 at the fifth annual “Hip-Hop Honors” on October 7 ,2008 along with Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick and Naughty By Nature.
Too Short also worked as an interviewee in American Pimp.
Too Short made a cameo appearance in famous rapper Jay-Z’s video for the hit single, “Big Pimpin'”.
Too Short Social Media Channels & Links
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