Too $hort has always been a lot more intelligent and dynamic than the misogynistic stereotypes that confine him. One conversation with him makes this clear. Don’t get it twisted though; Todd Shaw is indeed a player and purveyor of East Oakland pimp culture. It’s important to remember that at least three generations have grown up on Too $hort’s music. 30 years into his music career, his catalogue isn’t often critiqued, as it’s woven into the very fabric of the Bay Area hip-hop.
As this month’s Red Bull Sound Select headliner, $horty is joined by local Chicago MC Martin $ky and recent Chi-transplant / STL native Smino. Co-presented & curated by Fake Shore Drive. Throwback with the video below & if you’re in the area next week 1/21 be sure to RSVP here for discount entry now!