Label: RCA / Legacy / Get On Down
Reissued 6/4/2021, Originally released 1988
Too $horts works were largely a cult phenomenon during the early years of his career, but 1988’s Life Is... broke him into a mainstream audience, and gave him his most critically acclaimed release. (Not to mention his highest-selling to date.) The album stood out in its field, at a time when re-sampling old-school funk and R&B singles was the name of the game, Too $hort instead opted to take established riffs and hooks from those singles and re-create them with studio musicians and drum machines. The album cemented Too $horts status among MCs, and the title track itself would even be re-sampled in tracks by rappers UGK, hip-hop-influenced rock group Sublime, and even Too $hort himself on later singles.
- Life Is...Too Short
- I Ain't Trippin'
- Nobody Does It Better
- Don't Fight The Feelin'
- City Of Dope
- Pimp The Ho