Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Blow The Whistle" by Too Short

Birthday wishes go out to Too Short, the Oakland-based rapper who's been spittin' rhymes since 1980; although influential in the rise of gangsta rap, his own work is principally sexual (as opposed to criminal) in nature - he's been known to criticize crack, for instance, and rarely uses the n-word. Unlike many rappers who rave about pimping - he was even interviewed by the Hughes Brothers for their 1999 documentary American Pimp - the only ho he's ever pimped is himself; given that 'hip-hop' and 'longevity' are often mutually exclusive terms, I'd say he's done pretty well.

Blow the Whistle
is the title track from his 16th album, released in 2006.

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