Born to Mack

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Born to Mack
Studio album by Too Short
Released July 20, 1987
September 22, 1988
(Dangerous Music/RCA release)
August 24, 1989
(Jive/RCA compact disc release)
Recorded 1987–1988
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:12
Label Dangerous Music, Jive, RCA
Producer Too Short, T. Bohanon
Too Short chronology
Raw, Uncut, and X-Rated
Born to Mack
Life Is...Too Short
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (7/10)[2]

Born to Mack is the debut studio album by Too Short, and his first major album release. The album was released on July 20, 1987. This album was re-released by Jive Records after the success of Raw, Uncut, and X-Rated. It was originally released in the summer of 1987 by Dangerous Music and in 1988 through Jive/RCA, although Jive Records logos did not appear on it until it was released on compact disc in 1989.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Partytime"     5:00
2. "Mack Attack" (released on 1988 version)   5:57
3. "Playboy Short II"     7:10
4. "You Know What I Mean"     6:00
5. "Freaky Tales"     9:30
6. "Dope Fiend Beat"      
7. "Little Girls" (featuring MC Jah)   6:10
8. "The Universal Mix"     3:42


Chart (1987) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 50


  1. ^ Mtume Salaam (1989-08-24). "Born to Mack - Too $hort | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Too $hort :: Born to Mack :: Jive/Zomba". 2003-01-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Too Short – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Too Short. Retrieved October 23, 2014.