Too $hort Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

25. Too $hort "Girl (Cocaine) That's Your Life" (1985)



Producer: Too $hort
Album: Don't Stop Rappin'
Label: 75 Girls Records And Tapes

Too $hort: “That's the first song that I made when they let me go in the studio. The first time ever in 1985 when I got in the studio, that's what I rapped about. [Crack] was what was affecting the community, it was new.

“If you listen to the song, I never even use the word 'crack'. It was called rock cocaine. It wasn't even called the crack epidemic yet. It was fucking Oakland up so bad I just rapped about it. It was just that glass pipe, it was devastating.”

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