Too Short on Pioneering West Coast Rap from the Oakland Streets (Full Interview)

Too Short sat down with VladTV to speak on his legendary career, including being the first West Coast rapper in 1980 and being inspired by Melle Mel to write stories about Oakland. He also spoke about getting his name, selling tapes to drug dealers around Oakland, and being the first rapper to write about the pimp culture in Oakland.

During the sit-down, Too Short also delved into the early days of West Coast hip-hop and shooting his first music video, which made its debut on the wildly popular Yo! MTV Raps. Things started skyrocketing for the West Coast pioneer after a rumor started that he was shot in a crack house, and he went on to work with the likes of JAY-Z, Biggie, and 2Pac.

You can hear more of what Too Short had to say in the full interview above.