Shorty the Pimp

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Shorty the Pimp
Too Short - Shorty the Pimp.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 14, 1992
GenreHip hop
ProducerToo Short, Ant Banks, D'wayne Wiggins
Too Short chronology
Short Dog's in the House
Shorty the Pimp
Get in Where You Fit In
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Shorty the Pimp is the seventh studio album by American rapper Too Short, released on July 14, 1992, by Jive Records. Five songs were produced by Ant Banks, four by Too Short himself and one song by D'wayne Wiggins.

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). This album debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 82,000 copies sold in its first week.[2]

Track listing[edit]

1."Intro: Shorty the Pimp"0:42
2."In the Trunk"5:49
3."I Ain't Nothin' But a Dog"4:49
5."No Love from Oakland"8:25
6."I Want to Be Free (That's the Truth)"5:48
7."Hoochie" (featuring D'wayne Wiggins)4:19
8."Step Daddy"4:22
9."It Don't Stop"4:21
10."So You Want to Be a Gangster"4:04
11."Something to Ride to" (featuring Ant Banks, Pooh-Man & Goldy)11:57
12."Extra Dangerous Thanks"4:19

Samples credit[edit]

  • "Intro: Shorty the Pimp" - Contains a sample of "Shorty the Pimp" by Don Julian
  • "In the Trunk" - Contains a sample of "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" by Barry White
  • "Ain't Nothing But a Dog" - Contains sample of "Slow Dance" by Stanley Clarke and "Cannot Find a Way" by Curtis Mayfield
  • "Hoes" - Contains a sample of "Take Your Dead Ass Home! (Say Som'n Nasty)" by Funkadelic
  • "No Love from Oakland" - Contains a sample of "The Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples" by Parliament
  • "I Want to Be Free (That's the Truth)" - Contains a sample of "Sweet Music, Soft Lights & You" by Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes, "House of Rising Funk" by Afrique and "I Want to Be Free" by Ohio Players
  • "Step Daddy" - Contains a sample of "Agony of Defeet" by Parliament
  • "It Don't Stop" - Contains a sample of "Pack It Up" by Ohio Players
  • "So You Want to Be a Gangster" - Contains a sample of "Black Frost" by Grover Washington, Jr.
  • "Extra Dangerous Thanks" - Contains a sample of "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" by Donny Hathaway


Chart (1992) Peak
US Billboard 200[3] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 11

In popular culture[edit]

The second track "In the Trunk" can be heard in the opening scenes of the 2018 Marvel Comics film Black Panther. The tenth track “So You Want To Be A Gangster” is featured In the video game Grand Theft Auto V on the in game radio station “West Coast Classics”.


  1. ^ Mtume Salaam (1992-07-14). "Shorty the Pimp - Too $hort | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  2. ^ Watrous, Peter (1992-07-29). "The Pop Life". Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  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.