Too $hort

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    April 2, 2014

    The 20 Best Show Announcements of the Week

    Those summer dates are starting to fill up faster and faster each week, and it looks like the coming season will be a great one for live music. The most talked about announcement this week, however, was a actually a three way tie between Too Short and E-40 at Trees, The Mountain Goats at Dan's Silve ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    February 28, 2012

    "Our Rapping Is a Movement" -- Checking In With '90s Babies Yung Nation

    Yung Nation, the Dallas duo of 19-year-old emcees Lil Faime and B. Reed, is seemingly primed for some national hype. The pair tirelessly records and plays shows, their YouTube channel has well over a million views, and backing from Dorrough Music has allowed Yung Nation and Nation Gang, the dance-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    MP3 of the Day: Play-N-Skillz' "Dallas Freaks" Plus More Hip-Hop Hooray

    ​ This new track by local production duo Play-N-Skillz, featuring Dorrough, Too $hort (!) and Bay Bay, addresses the ladies of Dallas in no uncertain terms. After listening to it once, I had some conflicted feelings, but damn if wasn't stuck in my head all morning. Maybe it's the flute sample. ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Dallas' Play-N-Skillz Are Getting An MTV Reality Show--And Want You Be On It, Maybe!

    Steve VisneauP-p-p-p-p-p-p-p-play-N-Skillz!​I was lucky enough to spend some QT with Dallas hip-hop super-producers (not to mention two-time Grammy winners) Play-N-Skillz last week on the set of Tum Tum's new music video for his Salinas brothers-produced track "Smoke Something" off his excellent n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Listomania: The 30 Best Songs About Genitalia

    The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.​If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    After Working With Lil Wayne, I Guess This Is The Next Logical Step?

    Fans of the E! Network might recognize the above clip as the introduction and theme song to the new Girls Next Door spin-off, Kendra. Featuring Too $hort on vocals, the song was produced by Dallas' own Play-N-Skillz. Let's hope they at least got paid for this one.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    "Dallas Week" Keeps Rolling...

    ...and here's another clip of Too $hort and Bun B talking about our fine city.In other news, Play-N-Skillz has announced that it will now be hosting a weekly radio show on K104 (KKDA-FM 104.5) every Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Quite creatively, the Salinas brothers are calling their show "Play-N- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    It's "Dallas Week" Over At

    Looks like the fruits of MTV's labor from a few weeks back, when the network followed D-Town production wunderkinds Play-N-Skillz around town for a party at plush and a dance instruction deal at Big T Bazaar are gonna be unraveling over on all week--if the above promo, which features non-Dal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Last Night: Play-N-Skillz Grammy Party At Plush

    Play-N-Skillz, Big Tuck, Slim Thug, Pitbull, Paul Wall, Too $hort, morePlushWednesday, February 4, 2009Better than: Parking a filthy, body-damaged Scion Xb in a metered spot and walking two blocks to avoid using the valet service, all the while contemplating how out of place you are anywhere near a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
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    April 25, 2008
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    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Music

    March 30, 2006


    My Ghetto Report Card (Reprise/BME)

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    The Girl Who Played Dead

    The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting

  • News

    February 26, 1998


    When Kevin Abdullah wrote a rap song for his idol MC Hammer, he thought he was getting his big break. Instead, he got screwed.

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    Brave new world

    Rap's new polish: sophistication or pandering?

  • Music

    December 1, 1994

    Writer's block

    Marshall Crenshaw struggles to recapture his inspiration