Cocktails (album)

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Cocktails
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Studio album by Too Short
Released January 24, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:07
Label Jive
Producer
Too Short chronology
Get in Where You Fit In
(1993)
Cocktails
(1995)
Gettin' It (Album Number Ten)
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Cocktails is the ninth studio album by American rapper Too Short. It was released on January 24, 1995 via Jive Records, making it his sixth album on the label. It is certified platinum and features performances by 2Pac, Ant Banks and The Dangerous Crew. Cocktails debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 101,000 copies in its first week.[2] It was Too Short's second album to reach #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, while missing the Top 5 by one position on the Billboard 200. The album was entirely produced by Ant Banks and aside from previous releases by the hip-hop band The Roots, Cocktails is the first album recorded and released by a solo rapper to feature all music performed by a live band.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin'"6:46
2."Cocktales"6:06
3."Can I Get a Bitch" (featuring Ant Banks)5:12
4."Coming Up $hort"5:42
5."Thangs Change" (featuring Malik & Jamal from Illegal & Baby D)6:07
6."Paystyle"5:44
7."Giving Up the Funk" (featuring The Dangerous Crew)5:14
8."Top Down"5:07
9."We Do This" (featuring 2Pac, MC Breed & Father Dom)5:52
10."Game" (featuring Old School Freddy B)5:16
11."Sample the Funk"6:54
12."Don't Fuck for Free"3:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Hamilton (1995-01-24). "Cocktails - Too $hort | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  2. ^ Billboard 11 feb. 1995, p. 95, at Google Books
  3. ^ "Too Short Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "Too Short Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.