Underrated: "He's Like The Michael Jordan Of Hip-Hop Because You're Never Going To See That Again"
Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 12:15AM
[West Coast Ridin': With California heating up the spotlight courtesy of new acts like Kreayshawn and Odd Future, SOHH is featuring entertainment personalities giving underrated props to a couple rap vets from the Golden State. After Slim the Mobster gave Skillz the title last week, rap newcomer Six Reasons names Too Short SOHH Underrated.]
For SOHH Underrated, I gotta name Too Short. These awards shows [...] really need to start paying homage to him. I'm not just saying that because I have a record with this guy. Seriously.
Let's look at it like this since people are going to say, "Oh, he's got a record called 'Raindance' with Too Short." I can name anybody I want to name. I'm going to keep it real. SOHH, you can dispute me if you want to because we're going live right here and right now. This dude is the only dude I know that's been in the game for three d*mn decades, he's mad relevant, and never changed his style.
You can't name one other person over the last three decades, in hip-hop, that has remained relevant. People still know him. He never changed a style. Period. Period. What?! He's like the Michael Jordan of hip-hop because you're never going to see that again.
I remember the night before Too Short was supposed to come to my studio, I was just digging in my head like, "What the h*ll can I ask him about?" Success has a pattern and so I was just like, "D*mn, what should I ask him?" I was up all night just trying to think of a direct question I could ask him. And that's when it hit me with how great and unique he was because no matter what I asked him, I probably won't be able to remain relevant for 30 years without changing my style.
His style is one of a kind and you have to respect it. You have to respect it like that. I feel like he is SOHH Underrated. I really do. Look at the facts. Come on, now. He hasn't change his style since pagers were out. He hasn't changed his style since flat tops. He hasn't changed his style since MC Hammer glittery pants. Even your grandma changed her style. She used to say, "What goes around comes around." Now you catch your grandma saying, "From the window to the wall." Grandma is even changing her lingo. Short has never changed up. Anybody that wants to say I'm being bias, shut up.
Hailing from malevolent Watts, Six Reasons' music carries the realism of existing in purgatory with the imagination of living in your own world. From eating sugar sandwiches for dinner to escaping in the wondrous sound of Marvin Gaye, Six Reasons bridges the gap between reality and dreams. His new "Raindance" anthem features rap veteran Too Short.
Check out Too Short's music below: