PICS: Too Short at Observatory North Park

Too Short brought classic West Coast hip-hop to Observatory North Park on Thursday, April 27.

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Too Short was born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966.
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He grew up in Los Angeles and Oakland and helped pioneer West Coast hip-hop.
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As such, he's one of the few to have collaborated with both 2Pac and also the Notorious B.I.G.
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Two of his biggest songs are "The Ghetto" and "Blow the Whistle."
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In the '90s, many of his beats came from a TR-808 drum machine.
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By the 2000s, he had moved on to a TR-909.
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Much of his work is collaborative though.
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He makes an appearance on "The World Is Filled ..." off of Biggie's classic album, "Life After Death."
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His entrance comes right after Diddy and Biggie in the third verse.
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Other collaborators include Lil Jon, Jay-Z, E-40 and Wiz Khalifa.
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Too Short was even featured on Lady Gaga's last album, "Artpop."
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Now that kind of career if definitely worth smiling about.
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