Short Dog's in the House

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Short Dog's in the House
Studio album by Too Short
Released August 27, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre West Coast Hip Hop
Length 70:36
Label Jive Records
Producer Too Short, Sir Jinx, Pierre "The Beat Fixer" James, Keenan "The Maestro" Foster, Al Eaton
Too Short chronology
Life Is...Too Short
Short Dog's in the House
Shorty the Pimp
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[2]

Short Dog's in the House is the third studio album by Too Short. The album featured a guest appearance by Ice Cube, and was the first time 2 major rap artists from Northern and Southern California collaborated on a song.

This is the explicit version's track listing. The edited removes two songs and adds the song "What Rap?" On the edited version, "Ain't Nothin' but a Word to Me" was censored with bleep sound effects. Swearing is removed from others as well.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Short Dog's in the House" (Intro song) Todd Anthony Shaw Pierre James 6:02
2. "It's Your Life" (Featured on the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack) Shaw Keenan Foster 4:48
3. "The Ghetto" (On the cassette version of the album, "The Ghetto" is extended to 5:58, which features a segment of one of the Last Poets' speeches "Die Nigga". After Too Short's 4th verse, he says "For all you brothas runnin' around here usin' that "n-word", lets the original rappers kick the last verse", for which then the segment comes in.) Shaw Al Eaton 5:59
4. "Short But Funky"   Shaw Foster 4:13
5. "In Tha Oaktown"   Shaw Eaton 4:38
6. "Dead Or Alive"   Shaw Shaw 5:46
7. "Punk Bitch"   Shaw Eaton, Shaw 6:01
8. "Ain't Nothin' but a Word to Me" (featuring Ice Cube) Shaw, O'Shea Jackson Sir Jinx 4:48
9. "Hard on the Boulevard"   Shaw Shaw 6:24
10. "Pimpology"   Shaw Shaw 6:07
11. "Paula & Janet"   Shaw DJ Pooh 2:37
12. "Rap Like Me"   Shaw James, Shaw 7:38
13. "The Ghetto (Reprise)" (Instrumental)   Eaton, Shaw 5:36


Dead or Alive

Hard on the Boulevard

Short but Funky

  • "High" by Skyy

It's Your Life

Paula & Janet

The Ghetto

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Billboard 200 # 20
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 3

The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA


Short But Funky

Chart Position
Hot R&b/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 36
Hot Rap Singles # 14

The Ghetto

Chart Position
Hot Rap Singles # 3
Hot Dance Musica/Maxi-Singles Sales # 23
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 12
Billboard Hot 100 # 42

Cover art designed by: Boze b.k.a. Bro.Boze