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Too Short Memoirs Heading To Book Stores 
Published Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:21 PM
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    By Nolan Strong

    Oakland rap legend Too Short is planning a memoir based on his life titled Life Is Too Short: The Resilient Life of Todd Shaw, named in part after his hit 1988 album.

     

    The book, which is being authored by Bay-Area Hip-Hop enthusiast and sportswriter Dale Tafoya, will feature Too Short’s take on his 25-plus-year career in the rap genre.

     

    Life Is Too Short features a forward from fellow rap legend Snoop Dogg and contains interviews with hundreds of his friends, confidants, executives, athletes, bodyguards and family members.

     

    Too Short, born Todd Anthony Shaw, entered into the rap game in 1983 at the age of 18-years-old with his first album Don‘t Stop Rappin’.

     

    His 1987 track “Freaky Tales” was the first to bring him national notoriety, but Too Short’s 1988 album Life Is Too Short, was the biggest of his career, moving over 2 million units.

     

    He has since released 17 albums in the last 25 years which have sold over 11 million copies combined.

     

    The 43-year-old rapper has worked with a who’s-who of the Hip-Hop industry including Dr. Dre, E-40, Spice 1, Lil Jon, Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and numerous others.

     

    A release date for Life Is Too Short: The Resilient Life of Todd Shaw was not available at press time.

     

    Tafoya is also finishing an upcoming book titled Hitters: The Inside World of Hip-Hop's Secret Service Men.

     

    Hitters is a journey through the Hip-Hop industry from various celebrity bodyguards’ point of view.


    Comments

     

    JasonVoorhees said:

    Jay got a book comin out now short do 2 !!
    July 30, 2009 3:27 PM
     

    therealest1 said:

    Might be interesting to see.
    July 30, 2009 3:27 PM
     

    Too Short Memoirs Heading To Book Stores | Hot 108 Jamz said:

    July 30, 2009 3:30 PM
     

    poe said:

    everybody dropping a book.
    July 30, 2009 3:37 PM
     

    Too Short Memoirs Heading To Book Stores | Hot 108 Jamz said:

    July 30, 2009 3:43 PM
     

    MAINE MAN said:

    Too Short is a living legend...I was just bumping Born to Mack on my way to the club...Shit had some hard but simple ass beats...Shit wangs in the trunk!...ShortDog had 7minute songs and shit...lol
    July 30, 2009 3:50 PM
     

    MAINE MAN said:

    Too Short is a living legend...I was just bumping Born to Mack on my way to the club...Shit had some hard but simple ass beats...Shit wangs in the trunk!...ShortDog had 7minute songs and shit...lol
    July 30, 2009 3:50 PM
     

    tbirdandkoolaid said:

    'after two platinum albums you call me weak
    cause I don't sell records in the East'


    I'll get this. legend for real.
    July 30, 2009 4:00 PM
     

    Too Short Memoirs Heading To Book Stores | Hot 108 Jamz said:

    July 30, 2009 4:00 PM
     

    losdouble said:

    I mean a book iz cool... But thys is Too Short!... It wouldn't be as compelling as a Too Short unrated, uncencored Blu-Ray video/movie .... Thas whut we want Short!!!...ha
    July 30, 2009 4:05 PM
     

    zquidhunter said:


    That is a book i would like 2 read!!!
    July 30, 2009 4:08 PM
     

    zquidhunter said:


    That is a book i would like 2 read!!!
    July 30, 2009 4:08 PM
     

    zquidhunter said:


    That is a book i would like 2 read!!!
    July 30, 2009 4:08 PM
     

    tippydickumdown said:

    the book trend continues..$hort has been thru all the drama & has some of his own..interesting to see what he tells..
    July 30, 2009 4:17 PM
     

    tha clear said:

    I met this girl......... Freaky Tales=Classic single
    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM
     

    DaTruth23 said:

    lol  read a book nigga read a m.fin book
    July 30, 2009 4:24 PM
     

    DaTruth23 said:

    yall check out our song remake to novel i am
    i got the second verse plz leave to comment let us know what yall think positive or negative u entitled to yo opinion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJLZqS8hg7U
    July 30, 2009 4:29 PM
     

    Too Short Memoirs Heading To Book Stores | Eight Mile Road said:

    July 30, 2009 4:31 PM
     

    Daily Recap - 7/30/09 at SNICKA said:

    July 30, 2009 4:45 PM
     

    BIG DAME 414 said:

    Him and Snoop are the only rappers I can bump that ain't really lyrical.
    July 30, 2009 4:52 PM
     

    ES408SHARK said:

    What up Todd Shaw. Its Town Bizz. Bay Area stand up.
    July 30, 2009 5:01 PM
     

    cuyahogatalls said:

    i bump too $hort all though my music life,i definitely will cop this one!!!dont stop rappin short dogg!!!!!!!!!!!!
    July 30, 2009 5:29 PM
     

    SlimDa1 said:

    Too $hort is my favorite rapper out the West! He was doing more then just rappin about bitches & money....he was also talking about life in poverty and rapping about doin something positive (The Ghetto, Gettin it, etc). He also is still revelant 2day and ain't just no old nigga rappin. He been out since da early 80s and still got flow!!!!

    I STILL bump his old shit to dis day! Big ups 2 a Living Legend!....when dat book comin out?
    July 30, 2009 5:42 PM
     

    Mac The Most said:

    Hell yea i cant wait to read Too Short Memoirs. Short Dog is always a classic. YEEEE

    Checkout www.ramendays.com/forum
    July 30, 2009 5:43 PM
     

    MUTHADON said:

    TOO SHORT IS A LEGEND OF HIP-HOP.........I HOPE THAT THINGS WORK OUT FOR TOO SHORT.................
    July 30, 2009 6:22 PM
     

    MUTHADON said:

    On Thursday 30th July 2009, MUTHADON said:

    Well today is fucked up.......I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE DIE OR GET MURDERED.......THESE STREETS ARE SO DANGEROUS AND WICKED IN DETROIT........I'VE LIVED HERE MY ENTIRE LIFE,DETROIT IS FUCKED UP BUT I DON'T THINK I WOULD FEEL IN-PLACE ANYWHERE ELSE.............MAN EVEN THE SUBURBS IS GETTING WORST,THE MURDA MITTEN IS A WAR ZONE,I PRAY FOR EVERYBODY OUT THERE TODAY.........I'M STILL WORKING ON MY ALBUM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE AND IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 28,2009 EXCLUSIVELY ON I-TUNES........ON MY ALBUM I'M NOT TAKING SHOTS AT ANYBODY.................MY MIX-TAPE WAS MY WAY OF SHARPEN MY SKILLS BUT ON ANY ALBUM I DO I GET STRAIGHT TO THE POINT..........SOME PEOPLE MAY THINK THAT I TAKE UNDER THE RUG SHOTS HOWEVER MY MUSIC IS NOT ABOUT ANYBODY AT ALL,IT'S BASED OFF MY EXPERIENCES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD......... SURVIVAL IS A MUST SO MY GUARD IS ALWAYS UP,I HAVE EYES ON ALL SIDES OF MY FACE...I'VE SEEN A-LOT OF MY COMRADS PAST ON SO I LIVE WITH A-LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND BITTER RAGE THAT'S WHY I'M SO AGGRESSIVE ON MY MUSIC........MY STRUGGLES ARE REAL-YOU WON'T FIND ANYTHING ABOUT ME FALSE,I'M WHO I SAY I AM........THAT'S WHY I'M THE REALEST MC TO TOUCH THE MICROPHONE ........MY VIEWS ARE MY THOUGHTS AND WORDS.......YOU MAY READ MY BLOGS AND THINK THAT I'M SOME COMPUTER GREEK HOWEVER THERE IS A SERIOUS SIDE TO ME IN-FACT I'M NOT AS TALKATIVE AS YOU PEOPLE MAY THINK........IT'S ONE THING TO TYPE A BUNCH OF SHIT.......IN PUBLIC I'M WATCHING EVERYBODY AND PRETTY MUCH ALREADY PREPARE FOR THE WORST ANYWAY EVEN IF IT NEVER HAPPENS!!!!!!MY MIND IS A COMPLEX THING THAT'S WHAT I MEANT IN "PRAYER FOR MY ENEMIES"I LOVE MY HOOD BUT YOU DEAL WITH A-LOT OF SHIT IN THIS CITY THAT'S WHY I STAY ALERT AND CAUTIOUS OF WHAT'S REALLY OUT THERE.........~BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE IS GOING TO WAKE PEOPLE UP AND GIVE DETROIT IT'S PROPER RESPECT THAT IT DESERVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!R.I.P. (MARVIN)...I MISS YOU........EVERYBODY ON ALLHIPHOP.COM HAVE A BLESSED DAY..
    July 30, 2009 6:23 PM
     

    Haughville said:

    RT ThrowBack Thursday: MC Lyte - Paper Thin http://bit.ly/3fBJxH
    July 30, 2009 7:06 PM
     

    BLUNTBLAZER said:

    DEF GOTTA COP THAT 2SHEEEZY WITA BOOK HELL YEA
    AND THA NIGG STILL AINT CHANGED HIS STYLE
    SHORT IS STILL THA NIGG YAY AREA LIKE WHAAAAAAAAAA

    THA GRINDAHOLIC
    CHECK MY NEW HEATER
    "WETTADENDAPACIFIC" @

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    July 30, 2009 7:14 PM
     

    Hoeyuno said:

    Theres not alot of biographies of rappers I would care to here.....But I would support short dog in a minute.......You see 2short lately with the greys in the gotee.....
    July 30, 2009 8:21 PM
     

    CRANSTONJ said:

    respect to too short...his longevity in the game is legendary....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxQHYdhdER8
    July 30, 2009 10:40 PM
     

    Jritoc said:

    short dog shoulda named the book "BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh  imma still fuks wit it
    July 31, 2009 12:31 AM
     

    mu@kortyard said:

    NEW SONG-THE DAY I WAS BORN/K-DOThttp://www.myspace.com/mremmortal
    July 31, 2009 1:36 AM
     

    YungOG said:

    im wit dat. sjhort been holdin da bay down for hella long. him and 40 da only ones ppl outside da bay give respect too. even though theres been hella talent comin outta da bay for years
    July 31, 2009 2:02 AM
     

    mu@kortyard said:

    WORLD CHUMP SAID:@muthadon(HE STARTED THIS PUBLIC)

    (stop copying and pasting when nooone gives a shit about it the first time around and take them damn caps lock off theris no need for an attempt for extra attention to your wack ass) MAN YOU A REAL PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!!I'M MIGHT WRITE A SONG ABOUT YO HOMO BITCH ASS YOU FUCKING FACE-BOOK REJECT!!!!!!!!!!!!I HAD TO SEND MY TWIN BROTHER AT YO ASS BITCH,TALKING THAT SHIT LIKE YOU REALLY GOT SOMETHING TO SAY................I RAN YOU OFF THIS BITCH FOR TWO DAYZ YOU DICK SUCKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I'M TELLING YOU IF YOU SAY ONE MORE WORD TO ME YOU'RE DONE:IN FACT LET'S START THE FUCK WORLD CHUMP CAMPAIGN BECAUSE YOU A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I HATE YOU YOU SUCKER ASS BITCH............................BITCH ASS NIGGA WANNA CATCH FEELING AND IT TOOK YOU TWO DAYZ TO FIGURE THAT SHIT OUT............HOE ASS NIGGA LEARN HOW TO SPELL FIRST YOU HANDICAP.......NOW GO SUCK SOME CHICKEN DICK BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    July 31, 2009 2:40 AM
     

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    July 31, 2009 2:40 AM
     

    Sweetpanties said:

    Thats What Say Poe I Just Hope It's Not "Too Short" As His  -ick!!!!
    July 31, 2009 3:19 PM
     

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