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After a hiatus following the 1996 release of his 10th album Gettin’ It, Too Short was coaxed out of retirement for the plainly titled 1999 LP Can’t Stay Away. The album functions less as a comeback and more as a celebration of Short’s legacy. As reflected in the diverse guest list — the longest of his career — Short’s influence has touched all three major rap regions. Here he corrals legends from New York (Jay-Z, Puff Daddy), the Dirty South (Scarface, Eightball & MJG) and L.A. (Daz, Soopafly), not to mention his home turf, the Bay Area (E-40, B-Legit). The production roster is equally diverse, bringing together Jazzy Pha, Diamond D, and Erick Sermon, in addition to Short’s in-house homeboy Ant Banks. What makes Can’t Stay Away extraordinary is that Short excels in every setting. The smoked-out funk of “Don’t Stop Rappin’,” the rock solid boom-bap of “Invasion of the Flat Booty B*****s,” the G-funk of “You Might Get G’eed”— Short fits on everything, or rather, he makes everything fit him. Regardless of the style, the beats always contain some seed of Short’s signature bass-centric funk.

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ok cd to listen to. there are some songs you find yourself singing to.

Cant stay away Too Short

My favorite album of all time. It isnt often i like every song on an album even if it is one of my favorite artists..this album couldnt get any better ..i love this album,play it all the time,I just cant stay away


$hort dog at his best this and cocktales my favorite $hort albums


Born: April 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Born in Los Angeles, but an Oakland resident by the age of 14, Too Short was the first West Coast rap star, recording three albums on his own before he made his major-label debut with 1988's gold album Born to Mack; his next four all went platinum. Anticipating much of the later gangsta phenomenon, he restricted his lyrical themes to tales of sexual prowess and physical violence, with the occasional social message track to mix things up. After the release of Gettin' It (Album Number Ten) in 1996,...
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