Too Short Tiny Desk Concert Setlist
NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month with Tiny Desk (home) concerts featuring legends in the world of R&B, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop. Each artist in this legacy lineup has helped to define Black music as we know it and will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time.
LaTesha Harris | February 17, 2022
In his Tiny Desk (home) concert, Too $hort asks: „How many artists you know that got relevant records in five decades?“ The Oakland rapper answers by performing seven songs from his own discography, showcasing his extensive (yet still underrated) contributions to the growth of hip-hop on the West Coast. The expedition opens on a quiet, reflective note with a performance of $hort’s influential 1990 single „The Ghetto“ before roaring to life with 1988’s „Life Is… Too $hort.“ From his spot in downtown LA, BoomBox Studios, $hort delivers a dynamic, funk-laden performance, seamlessly cycling through scenes of women-chasing debauchery and politically-minded meditation.