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Too $hort

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Five Rap Songs The Would Make Great Children's Books

    Recently, the worlds of rap classics and children's literature collided with the online release of "Regulate: the Children's Book." The debut project of the "HipHopChildrensBooks" Tumblr, it's the brainchild of rapper and Soulcrate Music member Wes Eisenhauer who brought Warren G and Nate Dogg's st ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Tasha Tells All...on Dancing at Gentlemen's Clubs!

    Every Monday, adult superstar/OC girl Tasha Reign gives us her thoughts on life, sex, politics and everything in between. Today, Tasha weighs in on the porn conventions--it ain't all booth babes basking in front of fans. Enjoy! By Tasha Reign Last year, I was nominated as Feature Dance Newcomer of ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Rock The Bells To Feature "Virtual Performances" of Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E

    Last night, this year's lineup for the 10th annual Rock The Bells show in San Bernardino was announced and there seems to be a little bit for every type of hip-hop fan out there. The big news is that after last year's Tupac hologram sighting at Coachella, Rock The Bells is going to double that with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Rilo Kiley Taps Too $hort For Collection of Rarities

    In case you haven't heard by now, indie band Rilo Kiley released a selection of B-sides and rarities yesterday under the clever title RKives. Though some in the blogosphere are ruminating about how this collection of songs by the defunct Silverlake quartet should have remained on the cutting room fl ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Wide World of Lil Wayne: A Tribute to his Talents

    Last weekend, the news of Lil Wayne's health issues gave us at the Weekly quite a shock. As longtime fans of Weezy, we were happy to hear as the conflicting reports subside that it sounds like he's going to pull through. Being that we seemingly came so close to losing him, what better time than now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Top 10 Skateboarders That Became Musicians

    Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2013

    Will Carjacking Charges Derail Kadillak Kaz's Hip-Hop Career?

    With a deal with Snoop Dogg in the works, the rapper was about to hit hip-hop heaven. Now he faces decades behind bars. But is he guilty?

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    January 30, 2013

    Five Songs That Prove Why Sublime Still Matters

    The story of Long Beach's most successful band rarely emphasizes its multicultural roots, its ability to seamlessly blend disparate genres or its importance in creating a globally appealing pop sound out of a mass of local musical influences. Instead, most considerations of ska-punk outfit Sublime f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Costa Mesa Wordsmith Rapper Sage One Is Striving to Become Seasoned

    Ethen Jimenez may be just 19 years old, but the Costa Mesa-based rapper known as Sage One already feels wise beyond his years. "I guess you could say I'm an old soul. I wanted something that speaks of wisdom," Jimenez says, reflecting on his hip-hop alias. "When I think of a sage, I think of that r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Five Unexpected Cover Songs from the Insane Clown Posse

    No summer is complete without an update on Detroit's Insane Clown Posse. Following the success of the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos festival, the Posse unleashed their latest album The Mighty Death Pop on August 14th. Available in three special editions, each with their own bonus disc, the "Red Pop ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Rock the Bells Day 2 - NOS Events Center - 8/19/12

    See Also: *Rock the Bells Day 1 - NOS Events Center -8/19/12*Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock the Bells*Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12Rock the Bells Day 2NOS Events Center8/19/12Rock the Bells 2012 has come and gone, and with sunken, swollen eyes and sleep-d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Top Five Acts You Can't Miss at Rock The Bells

    See Also*Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup Announced*Juicy J, Smoke DZA, Joey Badass, Fat Trel - The Observatory - 8/4/12*House of Campaign: Five Rap Songs Looking for Your Vote The twilight of the summer festival circuit is fast approaching, and hip-hop's foray into all the sweaty, sometimes expensive act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup Announced

    Last night, the folks at Guerilla Union announced the lineup and dates for Rock the Bells 2012 and a couple new surprises to its format.In an obvious attempt to capitalize on the popularity of the Coachella's decision to clone itself, this year's Rock the Bells will be expanding its lineup to two co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Too $hort at City Grove of Anaheim

    As a sage on Twitter once noted, "Every girl's inner stripper comes out when Too $hort's 'Blow the Whistle' comes on in the club." Ready to go on and on? We're giving away a pair of tickets to his show at City Grove of Anaheim Friday, May 18.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots Panel Discussion - Grammy Museum - 4/26/12

    Maybe it was the fact that we had to sit in downtown rush-hour Los Angeles traffic before we got to the Grammy Museum. But probably, it was the fact that we pressed through such a long, shitty day because the light at the end of the tunnel was the knowledge that after trying for so many damn years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Too $hort's XXL Video: Is He Finally 'Gettin' It'?

    ​In recent interviews published by AllHipHop.com and Ebony, Too $hort appears to be genuinely remorseful following the public outcry prompted by his appearance in an XXLMAG.com video blog earlier this month. In it, the rapper gave "fatherly advice" to young boys on how to "turn girls out." The vid ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    The Sad Saga of the Playground Festival

    [Mental Notes] Plenty of finger-pointing about the epic fail of "OC's Coachella."

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    What Really Happened at the Playground FAILstival Festival?

    Kevin Lara/OC Weekly​So this weekend's Playground Festival was a resounding failure. The two-day event conceived by promoters Jason Winkler and Dean Abramowitz and held at Irvine's Hidden Valley had dubious claims, that included a "never before seen lineup" of talent (Panic! At The Disco, The Game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The Game And Too Short Get Another Shot To Reedem Themselves

    ​It's no secret that Irvine's Playground Festival was a catastrophe Saturday. Among some of the larger acts at the festival, including a headliner failed to show up. The Game and Too Short were among the MIA musicians, but they're giving fans who missed them another chance to see them at the Galax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Playground Festival at Irvine Last Weekend

    Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyThe Bravery--at least they showed up!​ Playground Festival Sept. 3rd-4th, 2011 Hidden Valley, Irvine What do you get when you mix together the leisurely spirit of the long weekend with about 300 high school kids, no-show performers and about 75 bajillion OC cops? You get th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Playground Disaster: 10 Reasons Why Playground Festival Failed Miserably

    Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyThe only happy attendees at the Playground Fest this weekend?​Check out our photos of the festival acts hereCheck out our photos of the fans herePlayground Festival was doomed before it started. Thirty days before its debut, promoters constantly bragged about the festival becom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Taking Back Sunday at HOB Anaheim, Too $hort at the Grove

    ​Taking Back Sunday will be at the House of Blues in Anaheim on June 28 and 29, just in time for the launch of their eponymous album on June 28. (It's streaming on their Facebook page right now, BTW.)  To celebrate, Coke is hosting Secret Soundchecks, where 10 fans (and their plus ones) will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    TGIF: Agent Orange, Yo La Tengo, T-Pain and Gang of Four

    Brian KasnyikAgents have diplomatic immunity?​Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and start ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2011

    Winter Jam 2011

    Anaheim Convention Center

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    December 7, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Too $hort at the Grove

    ​Just in case you didn't know that Too $hort had a dollar sign in his name waaaaaay before Ke$ha was even a zygote in her Auto Tuning producer's eye, we're giving away a LOT of tickets to Too $hort's concert at the Grove of Anaheim on Saturday, December 11. The rapper formerly known as Todd Anth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    New Big Boi Video, Smashing Pumpkins Auditions, DMX Busted, Lady Gaga in 'Rock Band'

    Fo Yo Sorrows VIDEO Big Boi Ft. Too Short and George Clinton from SNORT THIS TV on Vimeo. New Big Boi video (posted above) just released.Singing for DragonForce not good enough for ya? How about playing bass in Smashing Pumpkins?DMX does some blow, busted for violating probation.Does Lady Gaga reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    TONIGHT: Too $hort at The Grove of Anaheim

    ​The canon of west coast hip hop legends holds a special place for Todd Shaw, better known as Too $hort, even better known as Bay Area hip hop's oldest mac. With almost 30 years in the rap game, his relaxed brand of raunchy realism could be recognized anywhere. 17 albums, 3 gold records, 5 platinu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Incoming: Jim Gaffigan, Too $hort, Jonny Lang at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Jim Gaffigan is pretty much the funniest stand-up around right now. You very well might have heard his now-legendary Hot Pocket (did I eat it or rub it on my face?) and bacon routines, or perhaps you've seen him in the fairly amusing TBS sitcom My Boys. He's coming to the Grove of Anaheim on Nove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Club Pick : Third Annual JJ Birthday Party with HUGE SUPRISE GUEST at Sutra Oct. 3

    Got plans this Friday night? Cancel 'em. Got a date? tell 'em your not going to make it. Planning on going to bed early that night? Wake the fuck up! Tomorrow, under the decadent strobes of Sutra, the Costa Mesa club's anticipated party of the year is going to be insane. Mak Entertainment and The P ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008
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    September 17, 2008

    Club Pick: Too Short with DJ Scene at Sutra

    Attention Bay area beat junkies, club rats and weekend freaks! Friday is definitely your night to shine under the strobe lights of Sutra. Platinum rapper Too $hort will be unleashing a club bumping set in honor of turntable wizard DJ Scene's birthday bash. Since arriving on the hip hop scene in 1983 ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008
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    April 19, 2007
  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    WEB EXCLUSIVE!: Comeback kids, rhymin Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Indie Vs. Major: Who's Got the Flavor

    Urban music in 2006 was typified by what it wasnt as much as what it was

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    November 2, 2006

    Choke You Out

    Nightlife and more: Nov. 2 - Nov. 9

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    September 28, 2006

    Hits!

    Stacks the Vinyl Authority

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    September 14, 2006

    Hits!

    Virgin Megastore

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    March 16, 2006

    Get Out!

    Murder and Drugs
    March 16 - March 23

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    December 28, 2000
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