What’s Too Short’s Net Worth?
Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapper, producer, and actor who has a net worth of $5 million. He turned well-known within the West Coast hip-hop scene within the late ’80s. Too Short earned his net worth by way of his hit singles and albums, his personal document label, in addition to his performing position in movie and tv. Too Short earned worldwide fame along with his hit songs The Ghetto and Blow the Whistle.
He was born Todd Anthony Shaw on April 28, 1966, in Los Angeles, California. He and his household later moved to Oakland, California. Each of Too Short’s dad and mom had been accountants. He has described them as very supportive and inspiring of his music profession whereas rising up. Attending Fremont Excessive College, he was a drummer within the college band.
Within the mid-eighties, Shaw and a highschool buddy, Freddy B, started producing “particular request” songs on cassette tapes and distributing them to folks native to the Bay Space. His father secured him a small studio the place the 2 did their recordings. He made his beginnings in 1985 on the age of 14 when he launched his debut album, Do not Cease Rappin’, on the native label 75 Ladies. Too Short is commonly regarded as the hip-hop artist who revived the West Coast rap scene from dying. Round this time, Too Short additionally launched 4 12″ singles that includes a LinnDrum drum machine. Too Short was the primary hip hop artist to make use of the phrase “bitch” on his recordings, a phrase that turned one among his logos and that turned the deal with raps equivalent to “Ain’t Nothin’ However a Phrase to Me.” Later that yr, Too Short and Freddy B shaped a document label referred to as Harmful Music, which they used to distribute Short’s music regionally. The label went on to change into Short Information, and later, Up All Night time Information.
Three years later he noticed the discharge of his second album Life Is…Too Short, by which he began infusing replayed established funk riffs (reasonably than samples) along with his beats. Short’s subsequent work was primarily collaborative with large rap names like Tupac Shakur, The Infamous B.I.G., Scarface, UGK, Jay-Z, E-40, Snoop Dogg, and Diddy. Then, he narrowed down his engagements and labored on his eleventh album, Cannot Keep Away (1999), which included quite a few visitor appearances by 8Ball & MJG, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Sean Combs, E-40, Daz Dillinger, Lil’ Jon, Soopafly, Scarface and B-Legit. All through the 2000s he launched a number of new albums equivalent to “You Nasty,” “Chase the Cat,” “What’s My Favourite Phrase?” and “Married to teh Recreation,” but it surely was the 2006’s Blow the Whistle that got here as a resurgence for Too $hort peaking at #14 on the Billboard Sizzling 200, significantly better than every of his earlier releases. In 2008 he turned one of many VH1’s honorees on the fifth annual Hip-Hop Honors along with Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick and Naughty By Nature. 2012 noticed the discharge of his studio album No Tresspassing. In 2013, Too Short collaborated with Woman Gaga on the track “Jewels n’ Medication.” In November 2018, six years after his final launch, Too Short launched his twentieth album, “The Pimp Tape.” His twenty first album, “The Vault,” was launched in December 2019. Too Short and E-20 launched their collaboration album “Ain’t Gone Do It / Phrases and Circumstances” on December 18, 2020.
This rapper pioneer of West Coast hip hop has additionally been lively within the movie trade, both engaged on the music or making cameo appearances. He performed the position of Lew-Loc within the movie “Menace II Society.” Too Short has additionally dabbled within the grownup movie trade, starring within the 2003 “Get In The place You Match In.” He additionally appeared as an interviewee in “American Pimp” and starred in and carried out the music for “America’s Sexiest Ladies” in 2003. He additionally appeared in an episode of “The Recreation” and made a cameo look in Jay-Z’s music video for his hit single “Huge Pimpin.” Too Short appeared in VH1’s rock documentary “Planet Rock” and he made a cameo within the characteristic movie “Cease Pepper Palmer.” Too Short has starred in two straight to DVD movies: 2001’s “Too Short Uncensored” and 2003’s “Too Short Presents…Titty Metropolis.” In 2009, he was featured in a 2009 episode of “Kendra,” a present on E! starring Kendra Wilkinson.
Too Short continues to run his document label, Up All Nite Information. Too Short additionally serves as a mentor at Youth UpRising, which goals to serve at-risk youngsters. He’s a contributor to the web site XXL.
Too Short has been married to his spouse Erica Escarcega since 2000. He turned a father for the primary time in 2019, at age 53, to a daughter named Yani Shaw.