Originally released on July, 20th 1987 on Dangerous Music, Born To Mack is
Too $hort's 4th studio album and re-released as his first major label release in 1988
on Jive Records. Long out of print on vinyl, this West Coast classic contains the
9+ minute track "Freaky Tales" which Snoop Dogg would state was highly influential,
to such an extent that Snoop covered the song in '97 for the hip-hop covers
compilation In Tha Beginning.
Too $hort is one of the pioneers of West Coast Hip-Hop, commemorated with a street
named in his honor - Oakland's Too $hort Way dedicated in
December of 2022.
Too $hort continues to make music and plays West Coast classics and upcoming
artists on his Rock The Bells radio show Don't Stop Rappin and is a member of
West Coast Pioneers super group Mount Westmore.