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Too Short - Can't Stay Away
Can't Stay Away
July 13, 1999
Notes / Reviews

Can't Stay Away is the 11th studio album from Oakland rapper Too Short. The album received generally positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, certified Gold on August 13, 1999, only a month after its release. This is his first album since retiring in 1996.

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "Ain't No Bitches".


*Bass - Torrance Scott (tracks 6, 8, 15, 17)

*Keyboards - Black (5) (tracks 6, 8, 9)

*Producer - Quinton Banks (tracks 6, 8, 9, 17)

*Vocals - Jazze Pha (tracks 1, 2, 6, 7)


Aint No Bitches

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Artist/Band Information

Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966), better known by the stage name Too $hort, is an American rapper, producer, and actor who started his career at the age of fourteen in East Oakland, Oakland, California. Too $hort has sold about 11 million albums in the US alone.


Shaw was born April 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, but raised in East Oakland, Oakland, California during his teenage years. In the early 1980s, Shaw produced custom songs (called "special requests") for people with his high school friend, Freddy B. In 1985, Too Short had his first release, Don't Stop Rappin'. This and his next three releases featured raw, simple drum beats using a LinnDrum drum machine in the early 1980s, switching to mostly the TR-808 and TR-909 by the mid-to-late 1980s. In 1986, Too Short and Freddie B. founded the Dangerous Music record label to distribute his music regionally.Bush, John. . Allmusic. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2007. Dangerous Music later changed names to Short Records, and then Up All Nite Records. With his 1988 release, Life Is...Too Short, he began infusing replayed established funk riffs (rather than samples) with his beats.

Subsequent work was primarily collaborative, including work with Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., and Scarface. One of his noticeable collaborations during this period was on the track "The World Is Filled..." on the classic Notorious B.I.G. album Life After Death; he comes in on the third verse after Diddy and Biggie. Being featured on the album introduced him to a wider audience as well, due to his typical style contrasting greatly with the Mafioso theme of the album. He also appeared on TWDY's hit single "Player's Holiday" from their 1999 debut album Derty Werk - Allmusic. as well as the Priority Records compilation Nuthin but a Gangsta Party.Wilson, MacKenzie. . Allmusic After these appearances, he began working on his eleventh album, Can't Stay Away. The album included guest appearances by 8Ball & MJG, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Sean Combs, E-40, Daz Dillinger, Lil' Jon, Soopafly, Scarface and B-Legit.. MTV: June 29, 1999. Too Short relocated to Atlanta in 1994, but he did not begin working with a more diverse variety of Southern artists until 2000, when he collaborated with Lil Jon. With the 1999 release of Can't Stay Away, Too Short fully came out of retirement and released a number of new albums within the next few years, most of them taking on a crunk or Dirty South type sound, as he had become involved in the Southern rap scene. However, he didn't totally give up on his trademark funk grooves or sexually explicit style. New albums released 2000-2003 were You Nasty (2000), Chase the Cat (2001), What's My Favorite Word? (2002), and Married to the Game (2003). These albums all charted fairly well, as they all were in the top 71 of the Billboard Hot 200, but they didn't do quite as well as Too Short's earlier 1990s releases as none of them reached the top 10.

In 2004, his earlier 1990 single "The Ghetto" appeared on popular videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos. Given that this was an incredibly popular game at the time, the featuring was acclaimed as a success for Too $hort, both in publicity and in the fame generated by the song.

For his next album, 2006's Blow the Whistle, Too Short now took advantage of the new hyphy rap music that was emerging out of his original home base in Oakland. This saw somewhat of a resurgence for Too Short as it peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 200, much better than each of his previous three releases. However, his subsequent releases, such as 2007's Get Off the Stage, have not been as successful. On October 7, 2008 Too Short was honored by VH1 at the fifth annual "Hip-Hop Honors" along with Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick and Naughty By Nature.

In 2009, Too Short recorded for Daz Dillinger, Lil' Jon, Soopafly, Scarface and B-Legit. and continues to tour to this day.

Up All Nite Records

Too Short runs his own record label—Up All Nite Records. Artists on the label include The Pack,Montgomery, James; Richards, Yasmine. . MTV: October 10, 2006. Dolla Will, Boo Ski, Eyob Fantay and Li'l J & Boi Payton, FX. In addition to creating Up All Nite Records, Too Short has been a mentor at Youth UpRising, a group serving at-risk youths for several years.

Too Short in film

Too Short played the role of Lew-Loc in the film Menace II Society.

Too Short has also worked in the adult film industry, with the 2003 film Get In Where You Fit In.

Along with Snoop Dogg, Short was one of the only interviewees in American Pimp who were not current or previous full-time pimps, a testament to his contribution to the Pimp culture.

In 2005 Too Short starred in and performed the music for America's Sexiest Girls.

Too Short has also appeared in an episode of The Game.


; Studio albums

*1985: Don't Stop Rappin'

*1985: Players

*1986: Raw, Uncut, and X-Rated

*1987: Born to Mack

*1988: Life Is...Too Short

*1990: Short Dog's in the House

*1992: Shorty the Pimp

*1993: Get In Where You Fit In

*1995: Cocktails

*1996: Gettin' It

*1999: Can't Stay Away

*2000: You Nasty

*2001: Chase the Cat

*2002: What's My Favorite Word?

*2003: Married to the Game

*2006: Blow the Whistle

*2007: Get off the Stage

*2010: Still Blowin'

; EPs

*2010: Respect the Pimpin'

; Collaboration albums

*2011: The History Channel with E-40 (Summer 2011)http



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