Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Too Short Collection, 2000-2004 MS 657

source Garrett, Corey
Title: Too Short rap artist collection
Dates: 2000-2004
Identification: MS 657
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet(1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966), better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as Too $hort), is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs like "The Ghetto" and "Blow the Whistle". Too Short is one of the very few musicians to have been able to collaborate with both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. during the height of their careers. Too Short released two films as well, 2001's Too Short Uncensored and Titty City.

Scope and Contents

VHS tapes, mini-DV tapes, magazines, contracts, and correspondence.


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

Index Terms

Rap (Music)
Garrett, Corey
Too Short (Musician)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Too Short rap artist collection, 2000-2004, MS 657, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was donated by Corey Garrett to Rice University through the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) in 2016.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Contracts, Correspondence, Printed Material 2000-2004

Box Folder
1 1 Licensing Agreement (Shoot II Films and Todd Shaw)
2 Email correspondence 2003-2004
3 Zomba Recording Corporation contract 2003
4 Too Short Distribution Agreement 2000
5 Distribution sheets
6 Platinum magazine September-October 2000
7 Rap Pages magazine November 2000
8 XXL magazine January-February 2001
9 XXL magazine March 2001

Series II: Video

1 T*tty City VHS tape
Too Short "Uncensored:Nationwide Behind the Scenes" VHS tape 2000
Unedited Willie Hutch interview VHS tape
Pimpin Ken VHS tape
Astroworld/Bad Wayz footage/Redman concert VHS tape
Short and Breed PhatTrax VHS tape
Unedited T*tty City Raw footage, five mini DV tapes