Too Short

Too Short

Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too $hort, is an American rapper who started his career at the age of fourteen in East Oakland, Oakland, California. Too $hort has sold about 11 million albums in the US alone with 18 albums released and an average of 600,000 copies per album.

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The Conscious Daughters blazed onto the music scene in the 90s with their bassheavy hit, “Fonky Expedition (Something to Ride to)”. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, these female MCs shocked the airwaves with their hardcore “in-your-face” style of rhyming and a presence that wouldn’t be ignored. Magazines and television would go into a frenzy and fall in love with these pioneers of hardcore female rap.

San Francisco rapper/activist Paris spotted them at a club where the daughters passed him a demo tape. He would take a chance on them and release their first album, “Ear to the Street” on his Scarface Records label. Ear to the Street displayed a hunger for success, their outspoken and forward lyrics clearly expressed their concern for the well being and equality of women in this maledominated world. The first single, “Fonky Expedition” hit the charts and blasted their album into the hundreds of thousands sold. Soon after, they were picked up by Priority/EMI Records and released their second album "Gamers" to a hungry audience.

Gamers sold over 300K and entered the Billboard chart with a bullet. Gamers moved to street dominance very quickly, as the daughters got right back down to business with the heavy-bass pounding beats that their fans longed for. Soon after they would appear on a slew of compilations, most notably E-40s “Southwest Riders”, and DShot’s “Boss Ballin’”. The daughters have been strong and relevant in the industry for over 10 years. In 2009, they released The Nutcracker Suite, yet another bass heavy album featuring touching tales of domestic violence, relationships, street crusin’, and the ever dissolving companionship amongst women.

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