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Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)

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Getting’ It was the last of the string of impeccable albums Too $hort made with his posse, the Dangerous Crew, before “retiring.” He eventually returned in 1999, but many fans claimed that his classic sound ended with Gettin’ It, the last album that featured Dangerous Crew producer Shorty B., who, along with Ant Banks, gave $hort’s mid-‘90s work its trademark wallop. Shorty B. produced the album’s title cut, which $hort claims as one of his “essential” songs. He kicks things off with a celebration of successful life of West Coast hustling: “You see I got all my game from the streets of California / Young millionaire with no high school diploma.” Gettin’ It features some of $hort’s most unusual and atmospheric beats, particularly “Pimp Me” and the Ant Banks-produced “That’s Why.” The appearance of George Clinton and his P-Funk cohorts on the hazy “I’ve Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body)” is a mark of how far $hort had come in ten albums. He had always advocated playing his own funk over sampling the work of his predecessors, and with Gettin’ It $hort proved that his long-honed technique had won the respect of his heroes.

Customer Reviews

I GIVE IT 5 CUZ....

Ive Never Heard This Album Until Today And I Can Actually Say This Is Right Below "married to the game" almost every song is good and more of a 'ol skool hip hop' feel!

Cali for Murda valley

Yup... Old school

Classic

Short had bars for days, one if the best MC's to ever touch a mic.

Biography

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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