Short But Funky

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About Short But Funky

Short But Funky is the first promotional single released by Too Short for his album Short Dog's in the House, released in 1990. The song samples "High" by Skyy. It is considered one of Too Short's more notable songs, and was re-released in 2006 on Mack of the Century... Too Short's Greatest Hits. Unlike many of Too Short's songs, Short But Funky is devoid of profanity or violent content, and is much more light-hearted, and friendly for radio play. The song was not written by Shaw, but rather instead was written by Dame "Dangerous" Edwards and Keenan Foster. The original intent was to allow Too Short to adapt a much more different flow and rap to different subject matter. The song also contains a subliminal MC Hammer diss, who was another Oakland emcee that was high-charting, with his more pop-oriented content. 


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Life is too short but now it's kind of funky
I make the beats for me and my homies
Newspaper reporters and others always ask me
Why I'm X-rated and I rap so nasty
When I was a teen I did nothing else
But pick up a pen and express myself
The things I wrote were obscene and kind of dirty
But mama always said the truth couldn't hurt me
She also said that it would set me free
I guess she was are-I-G-H-T on the nail
Cause now I'm out making my mail
It all started out from a freaky tale
If that's what sells then I'm a stick with it
Short Dog ain't changing, so forget it
You can sell out if you want to, homie
But I'm a stay short but funky
Don't stop, just call it verse two
It's Short Dog baby from the Dangerous Crew
Not your average everyday fake rap on the micro
I might say something that your mother don't like so
Don't play it loud if she's around to see
But you can play this cause it's rated PG
When I'm rated X I'm just having my fun
I bring a smile to each and every one
But there's a serious side in everything I say
Life is too short for you to wait 'til the next day
Just straighten up your life and you can start right here
Drop the cocaine and the bottles of beer
People always say it ain't right to preach
But take my advice, get wise and reach for the sky
So you can live like a king homie
And I'm a stay short but funky
You never catch me on the mic rappin' a dance tune
I like it kind of mellow with the sound of the bass boom
The style is mine, I've been doing it for ten
You might say it's simple, but I'm making my ends
See I don't trip on a punk cause I jack him
Too $hort plus the cuss words equals platinum
What would I look like dancing on a stage
I wave my hand and do it like the old days
But some dumb fool want to take it out of hand
With fifty million dancers and a big old band
That ain't me, I'm from the old school
Play the instrumental, get the mic and I'm cool
Cause I'm an Oaktown mack and it's like that, so
It all comes out in my records and my stage show
In my category I'm the one and only
And I'm a stay short but funky
Hey yo, that's it
Baby Jesus
Dog baby from the Dangerous Crew

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Too Short

Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966), better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapper, producer, and actor known for hit songs like 2006's "Blow the Whistle". more »

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