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* {{Tradesnark}}: At the start of "Paula & Janet": "BIIIIITCH! Trademark."

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* {{Tradesnark}}: At the start of "Paula & Janet": "BIIIIITCH! Trademark.""
* TropeCodifier: For "mobb music", a Bay Area-based take on G-funk that distinguishes itself with a rawer and grittier production style, sparser arrangements with little to no P-funk influence, more prominent bass, and an increased synth presence, all of which is traditionally tracked live. While not the only artist to emerge from that time period to popularize the style (E-40, Spice 1, and Celly Cel also achieved national fame), Too $hort is still easily the most famous and influential of its proponents.


Too $hort (Todd Shaw) is a rap artist from Oakland, California. Born in 1966, Shaw started rapping in the early eighties, turning up in clubs and selling personalized rap tapes to his classmates. Too $hort is best known for making explicit rap songs about sex, but he does a bit of political rapping as well.

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Too $hort (Todd Shaw) (real name Todd Anthony Shaw, born April 28, 1966) is a rap artist from Oakland, California. Born in 1966, Shaw started rapping in the early eighties, turning up in clubs and selling personalized rap tapes to his classmates. Too $hort is best known for making explicit rap songs about sex, but he does a bit of political rapping as well.


* ''Don't Stop Rappin'' (1983)

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* ''Don't Stop Rappin'' (1983)(1985)


* JustAKid: "Little girl, you wanna have some fun, you better go to [[SixFlags Magic Mountain]] cuz you're way too young" - from "Don't Fight The Feeling"

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* JustAKid: "Little girl, you wanna have some fun, you better go to [[SixFlags [[Ride/SixFlags Magic Mountain]] cuz you're way too young" - from "Don't Fight The Feeling"


* ''What's My Favorite Word?'' (2002)[[hottip:*:Wild guess... "bitch"?]]

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* ''What's My Favorite Word?'' (2002)[[hottip:*:Wild (2002)[[note]]Wild guess... "bitch"?]]"bitch"?[[/note]]


* RefugeInAudacity: With song titles like "The Bitch Sucks Dick" and "Pimp The Ho"? [[SarcasmMode Naaaaaah.]]

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* SleazyPolitician: Or more accurately, a Sleazy First Lady... On "Cusswords", Short fantasizes that Nancy Reagan "licked my dick up and down like it was corn on the cob".

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* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Suffice it to say Short ''loves'' this word. "Bitch bitch bitch bitch make me rich!"

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Too $hort (Todd Shaw) is a rap artist from Oakland, California. Born in 1966, Shaw started rapping in the early eighties, turning up in clubs and selling personalized rap tapes to his classmates. Too $hort is best known for making explicit rap songs about sex, but he does a bit of political rapping as well.

!!Albums:
* ''Don't Stop Rappin'' (1983)
* ''Players'' (1985)
* ''Raw, Uncut & X-Rated'' (1986)
* ''Born To Mack'' (1987)
* ''Life Is... Too $hort'' (1989)
* ''Short Dog In The House'' (1990)
* ''Shorty The Pimp'' (1992)
* ''Get In Where You Fit In'' (1993)
* ''Cocktales'' (1995)
* ''Gettin' It: Album Number Ten'' (1996)
* ''Can't Stay Away'' (1999)
* ''You Nasty'' (2000)
* ''Chase The Cat'' (2001)
* ''What's My Favorite Word?'' (2002)[[hottip:*:Wild guess... "bitch"?]]
* ''Married To The Game'' (2003)
* ''Blow The Whistle'' (2006)
* ''Get Off The Stage'' (2007)
* ''Still Blowin'' (2010)
* ''No Trespassing'' (2012)
* ''History: Function Music'' & ''History: Mob Music'', in collaboration with E-40 (2012)
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!!Too $hort Tropes:
* CatchPhrase: "BIIIIITCH!" [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay (Generally pronounced "beeyitch")]]
* ClusterFBomb: Especially on "Cuss Words".
-->''Cusswords, just let 'em roll / Motherfucker shit goddamn asshole / Cusswords, they don't quit / Motherfuck you damn shithead bitch''
* CounterpointDuet: "Don't Fight The Feeling". On the left: Too $hort and Rappin' 4-Tay. On the right: the female rap duo Danger Zone. It basically goes like this... ''Guys: Let's fuck. Girls: No way, [[YoureNotMyType you're too scummy for us.]] Guys: Whatever, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys you know you want it]].''
* DirtyRap: He's one of the progenitors of this trope.
* DrugsAreBad: "Girl, That's Your Life" (Girl, smokin' that glass pipe!)
* [[EpicRocking Epic Rapping]]: "Freaky Tales" clocks in at 9 1/2 minutes. "Don't Fight The Feeling", 8 minutes and change.
* IntercourseWithYou: Half his repertoire, at least.
* JustAKid: "Little girl, you wanna have some fun, you better go to [[SixFlags Magic Mountain]] cuz you're way too young" - from "Don't Fight The Feeling"
* ListSong: "Freaky Tales", and its SequelSong "Cocktales". In each one, he lists the names of his booty calls and their sexual specialties.
* [[LuckyCharmsTitle Lucky Charms Rap Name]]
* LyricalColdOpen: "Ain't Nothin' But A Word To Me", "Freaky Tales"
* MurderBallad: "Blow Job Betty" may count, [[spoiler: since she dies... um, [[DeathBySex choking while performing oral]].]]
* NWordPrivileges: Used sparingly, though.
* OneWomanSong: "Blow Job Betty"
* PoliticalRap: "The Ghetto", "City Of Dope" and "Girl, That's Your Life" are a few examples.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Cocktales''
* RefugeInAudacity: With song titles like "The Bitch Sucks Dick" and "Pimp The Ho"? [[SarcasmMode Naaaaaah.]]
* TenMinuteRetirement: In 1996, Too $hort announced that ''Gettin' It'' would be his last album, and would retire soon afterwards. That retirement only lasted a few years, and it was in fact [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] with the title of his next album, ''Can't Stay Away''.
* {{Tradesnark}}: At the start of "Paula & Janet": "BIIIIITCH! Trademark."

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