Life Is...Too Short

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Life Is...Too Short
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Studio album by Too Short
Released January 31, 1989
(Dangerous Music/RCA)
October 25, 1990
Recorded 1988–1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 54:52
Label Dangerous Music/Jive/RCA Records
Producer Too Short
R. Austin
T. Bohanon
Al Eaton
Too Short chronology
Born to Mack
Life Is...Too Short
Short Dog's in the House
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[3]

Life Is...Too Short is the second studio album by Too Short. It was released in 1988 on Jive/RCA Records, although it appeared as a Dangerous Music/RCA Records release until Jive Records logos appeared on the release on October 25, 1989, after it became successful. It is currently his highest-selling album to date, being certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over 2 million copies.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Life Is...Too Short" 4:34
  2. "Rhymes" 4:17
  3. "I Ain't Trippin'" 6:41
  4. "Nobody Does it Better" 6:15
  5. "Oakland" 4:41
  6. "Don't Fight the Feelin'" (featuring Danger Zone & Rappin' 4-Tay) 8:18
  7. "CussWords" 7:44
  8. "City of Dope" 5:31
  9. "Pimp the Ho" 5:54
  10. "Outro" 0:59


On the edited version, tracks 6, 7, 8 and 9 are missing. Track 5 is "Mack Attack" and the other songs are moved down by one. The last track is called "Alias Crazy Rak" which has a DJ scratching throughout it.


Life is...Too Short

Don't Fight the Feelin

  • Don't Fight the Feeling by One Way


  • T. Bohanon - Producer
  • Al Eaton - Guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Mixing
  • Victor Hall - Photography
  • Helen Kim - Vocals (background)
  • Mr. Z - Clothing/Wardrobe
  • Todd Shaw - Keyboards, Programming, Producer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Janna Thomas - Vocals (background)
  • Mark Wholey - Artwork
  • Jeanette Wright - Vocals (background)
  • Rappin' 4-Tay - Performer


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 37
1989 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Life Is...Too Short" Hot Rap Singles 7
1989 "Life Is...Too Short" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 43