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Too Short Avoids Felony Drug Charges

March 28th, 2013 12:52pm EDT
Too Short
Too Short has officially escaped felony drug charges after prosecutors determined there wasn't enough evidence to pursue legal action against the rapper.

The Blow The Whistle hit-maker was arrested for narcotics possession and driving under the influence (DUI) at a traffic stop in Hollywood on March 20th.

The 46 year old's spokesperson, David Weintraub, denied the drugs were his client's, claiming, "Short was diligently searched and cuffed prior to being placed in the disgustingly filthy patrol car... (It) smelled like vomit and was littered with remnants from prior arrests of the eveni...
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Too Short Arrested For DUI And Narcotics Possession

March 20th, 2013 2:14pm EDT
Too Short
Rapper Too Short has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of possessing drugs and driving under the influence (DUI).

The hip-hop star, real name Todd Anthony Shaw, was stopped by police officers for a traffic violation in the early hours of Wednesday and asked to undergo a field sobriety test.

Too Short is said to have attempted to run from the cops, but tripped on the street and was placed under arrest.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com the Blow the Whistle hit-maker also tried to dump narcotics when he was in the back of the police car.

The 46 year old was taken into custo...
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Rapper Too Short Charged With Battery

July 15th, 2010 10:54pm EDT
Too Short
Rapper Too Short has been arrested and charged with battery after allegedly fighting with security staff following a concert in Boise, Idaho on Thursday.

The rapper, real name Todd Shaw, was briefly jailed in Ada County with one of his associates early on Thursday following his performance at the local Knitting Factory concert club.

Police were called to the scene just after 11pm local time on Wednesday to investigate a fight, reports Idahostatesman.com.

According to police reports, three employees claimed they had been punched, kicked and pushed by Shaw and associate Michael T. Walton.
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Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

October 6th, 2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...
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Hip Hop Pioneers To Be Honored At 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'

August 13th, 2008 2:43pm EDT
Cypress Hill
VH1 has announced the five honorees for their fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort.

Hosted once again by Tracy Morgan, this year's musical celebration will give viewers a chance to step back and reminisce on a time when hip hop music began to make its greatest impact on American pop culture.

Premiering on Tuesday, October 7, generations of hip hop will bridge the gap for one exceptional night to set it off with the original style and flavor that sparked a revolution and continues to fuel an evolution around the w...
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Rapper Pimp C Found Dead In Hollywood Hotel Room

December 4th, 2007 3:36pm EST
Pimp C
Pimp C, real name Chad Butler -- and one half of the rap duo UGK, was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 33.

L.A. County Fire responded to a 911 call at the Mondrian Hotel, located on trendy Sunset Strip in Hollywood. They arrived to his sixth floor hotel room to find him dead in bed.

UGK is best known for appearing on the Jay-Z track "Big Pimpin'" in 2000, and more recently with Outkast on the song "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)." Pimp C had just performed with fellow rapper Too Short at the "House of Blues" in L.A. on Saturday night.
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MTV Crowns The 'Celebrity Rap Superstar' During Season Finale, Tonight At 10

October 18th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Live on Thursday, October 18th at 10pm ET/PT from the Culver Studio in Los Angeles, California, MTV will reveal the champion of Celebrity Rap Superstar…will it be Shar Jackson or Kendra Wilkinson? Joined by Rap mentors MC Lyte and Too Short with Judges Da Brat, DMC, Big Boi and host Kevin Hart this exciting season finale of "Celebrity Rap Superstar" will be the main event of the evening packed with surprises and special guests. And in a first, all celebrity contestants will be back on stage together to celebrate with one final rhyme. Viewers can go to www.celebrityrapsuperstar.mtv.com t...
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MTV's 'Celebrity Rap Superstar' Premieres Tonight At 10

August 30th, 2007 4:06pm EDT
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Redman, Bizarre, Too Short, Bubba Sparxx, Kurupt, Jamal Anderson, Jason Wahler, Efren Ramirez and DMC join "Celebrity Rap Superstar." On Thursday August 30th at 10pm ET some of your favorite celebrities and rappers will make history during this huge live event. They will join Tone Loc, Warren G, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Shar Jackson, Kendra Wilkinson, Sebastian Bach, Countess Vaughn and Kevin Hart whose names were previously announced. The celebrities will work hard to be great rappers and throughout the season perform covers and original rap, R&B, pop and rock songs.

This live weekly co...
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Snoop Dogg And Lil Wayne Team Up For Blockstar DVD's 'Welcome To LA' And 'Lil Wayne Edition'

June 29th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne are two of the premiere names in hip hop today, so its no wonder they teamed up with the number 1 Hip Hop Documentary series "Blockstar" as they give an inside look into their lives as block stars.

Snoop takes in Blockstar and gives him a rare look to the making of his brand new west coast unity video with "Welcome To LA". In the DVD, you hear from Warren G, Snoop, The Game, JT the Bigga Figga, Kurupt, Daz and more about West Coast Unity and the power of hip hop as a whole. After years of beef between coasts and other hip hop superstars, Snoop aims to bring t...
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Check Out The Pack's Video For "I'm Shinin," From Their New EP "Skateboards 2 Scrapers"

January 17th, 2007 3:34pm EST
The Pack
Complete with wall-to-wall 'slumpers' (hits) such as "Vans," “I’m Shinin’” and "Candy," Skateboards 2 Scrapers showcases the fierce, hypnotic flow of the four teen-aged emcees who perfectly play off each other with a nearly matching deep bass vocal assault and a unique group style - all delivered over The Pack's rich anthemic tracks courtesy of the crew's production wiz Young L.

Too $hort, who accurately describes the Bay Area's wild-party-fueled hip-hop "hyphy" phenomenon as "a first cousin to crunk music," discovered the super-talented young Berkeley group last summer on a trip back...
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