The album title is from the 1973 blaxploitation film of the same name, featuring a character of that name. The first track samples the theme song of the film; the soundtrack of the film was later collected in the funk album Shorty the Pimp by Don Julian & The Larks (who star in the movie).
Songs number 3, 4 & 8 are 'dirty songs' rapped in Too Short's unique style. The fifth song is about Oakland. The sixth song is about crooked cops. The seventh about groupies (hoochies). Song number 10 is about being a gangster. Song 11 features appearances by Bay Area rappers The Dangerous Crew, that is Ant Banks, Pooh-Man & Goldy, which is 11 minutes long. This album debuted at #6 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 82,000 copies sold in its first week, and was later certified Platinum.