Backspin: Too $hort — Gettin’ It (Album Number Ten) (1996)

Means to an end. (83/100)

Jeffrey Harvey
8 min readApr 20, 2024

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Image from Jive Records

Few rappers personify hip-hop’s hustle like Too $hort. Though his Oakland stomping ground was 3000 miles from the culture’s New York City epicenter and a bridge too far from California’s burgeoning Los Angeles scene, $hort built a local following tens of thousands deep through relentless grind and a true player’s…

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