Thursday, February 18, 2010
Too $hort - Cocktails (1995) (320)
After Noz over at Cocaine Blunts put up a couple of Too $hort's "Freaky Tales", I found myself unable to resist putting on some of the old school West Coast stylings that have hardly changed over the years. I was thus a happy little boy when I found a Cocktails CD in a West Philly record shop for $5. For a long time I thought Too $hort was a little too stupid for my tastes-- and he is a little stupid. However, this is to his credit, as he's one of the funniest rappers ever. I've never deserved a late pass as big and blue as this one. "Cocktales" is Too $hort's recitation of his various conquests and generally misogynistic lifestyle and is pure gold from beginning to end. The whole album is full of that Cali funk and once you accustom yourself to Too $hort's crudity and slow flow, you'll never go back. I wish I had more to say than "listen to this now", but seriously, before you go to bed tonight, give "Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin'" and "Coming up $hort" a spin. Make sure your mama's not in the room.
1. Ain't Nothing Like Pimpin'
3. Can I Get A Bitch (feat. Ant Banks)
4. Coming Up $hort
5. Thangs Change (feat. Malik & Jamal from Illegal & Baby DC)
7. Giving Up The Funk (feat. Ant Banks, Goldy & Pee Wee)
8. Top Down
9. We Do This (feat. MC Breed & 2Pac)
10. Game (feat. Old School Freddie B)
11. Sample The Funk
12. Don't Fuck For Free