Artist: Too $hort
City: Oakland
Year: 1988
Best Line: "Straight from the West / Oakland is the best."

Makes Us Want to Visit

Too $hort has always been more of a player than a rapper, and that's not a diss. The man exudes such swag, it would be silly to insist on any other description. "Oakland," with it's slow flow and vocoded back up vocals, is proof. Put it on and you can feel your pulse slip down a few notches, your body adjusting to the smooth Bay Area tempo that $hort ceaselessly hyped.