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 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
(1989)
Short Dog's in the House
(1990)
Shorty the Pimp
(1992)
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. This album also features Ice Cube and the Doggy style of the album inspired many upcoming rappers including Snoop Dogg. 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]

  1. "Short Dog's in the House" 6:02
  2. "It's Your Life" 4:48
  3. "The Ghetto" 5:59
  4. "Short But Funky" 4:13
  5. "In the Oaktown" 4:38
  6. "Dead or Alive" 5:46
  7. "Punk Bitch" 6:01
  8. "Ain't Nothin' but a Word to Me" (featuring Ice Cube) 4:48
  9. "Hard on the Boulevard" 6:24
  10. "Pimpology" 6:07
  11. "Paula & Janet" 2:37
  12. "Rap Like Me" 7:38
  13. "The Ghetto" (Reprise) 5:36

Note: 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.

Samples[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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

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