Ice Cube: "Too $hort is simply great. He still got one of of the purest rap styles of early rap. And he still uses it to this day and it still works. I used to trip off how he can rhyme the same words and make it sound better and different. He can make a simple rhyme sound complex. And he can be rapping like that and not bore you. Anybody else rapping like that you'd be like, 'Man get the fuck outta here.'

"When I first met him, I thought he was a real pimp. I met him in '86 or '87, he had all them girls in Oakland always doing everything he say. It was a trip to meet this dude and come to find out he's hustling albums outta his car. Born to Mack is still one of the best West Coast rap albums ever."