April 28, 2022

Too Short "Life Is... Life & Times of Todd Shaw" (Documentary, 2003)

You think you know Too Short. Yeah, he’s a player that was born to mack and he tells those freaky tales so well. But really you have no idea. Unlike any other file on the legendary MC, Life Is . . . The Life and Times of Todd Shaw, executive produced by Short’s childhood partna and fellow artist D’Wayne Wiggins (of Tony Toni Tone.) The 90 minute file is a provocative, revealing documentary that goes behind the dirty raps of hip-hop pioneer Too Short, chronicling in vivid detail his legendary rise to prominence and exposing some nasty trials and tribulations he faced along the way. Consider it a rare glimpse into the wild Cadillac ride of areal rap legend who — like today’s top sensation 50 Cent — built his buzz from the ground up as a genuine street phenomenon. Only he did it nearly 20 years ago. Life Is… features never before seen performances along with candidly revealing and often very funny interviews with Short Dog himself, fellow artists like Chuck D, E-40, Money B of Digital Underground, and the Luniz, industry insiders like Sway and journalists Davey D and Danyel Smith. From his independent days of trunk hustlin' in the streets of Oakland to signing with Jive Records, see firsthand how Too Short's fame evolved. With over twenty years of success in the rap game, Todd Shaw, a.k.a Too Short, has laid down the blueprint for longevity in a business known for its revolving doors. Watch the full Life Is... documentary below, and Happy Born Day to Short Dog!