Too $hort Breaks Down His 25 Most Essential Songs

16. Too $hort "Short But Funky" (1990)



Producer: Too $hort
Album: Short Dog's In The House
Label: Jive
Too $hort: “That was just a silly song. I didn't even write that song. A guy named Dangerous Dame wrote it for me. Every blue moon, I would take one of the local rappers that was in the crew that hung around us or whatever, and I'd be like, 'Write me a rap.'

 

if you wrote a song for Too $hort, you'd get a lot of money. You'd make like five to ten grand just for the song. And you'd probably get checks later on for the rest of your life.

 

"The whole point was that it would be a different flow for me. Then, if you wrote a song for Too $hort, you'd get a lot of money. You'd make like five to ten grand just for the song. And you'd probably get checks later on for the rest of your life.

"Dangerous Dame wrote me that song. if you listen to the words and the flow, it's not me. But still, I pulled off a lot of those songs. Of all the songs I perform, I've probably had 15 written by other people...I'd just like randomly grab someone and be like, 'Write one for me, man.'”

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